At the time of writing we are in the relatively early stages of a global pandemic.
I use the phrase ‘relatively early stages’ because globally, what we are experiencing is going to take *at least* an entire year (if not considerably longer) to run its course across the world.
Even our lacklustre Government, who are so far behind the intellectual curve that this country has become even more of an international laughing stock than it was during all that Brexit stuff, has been telling people *for weeks* that the country needs to change its way of life, and needs to stop congregating, and needs to adopt social distancing.
So, needless to say, over the past week, as this national crisis has begun to show an indication of just how severe things are going to get, and the UK death toll has begun to dramatically rise, and front-line NHS staff have, in many cases, run out of PPE, many people – bereft of common sense – have, unbelievably, been going on holiday.
Let’s look at that.
International boundaries around the globe are closing down. Neighbouring countries are, in some cases, restricting the flow of people across borders. And other countries are actually stopping the flow of people into and out of their states.
So while that’s going on, Mr and Mrs Average feel that it’s perfectly reasonable to go on holiday to Cornwall, or to Scotland, or to Wales.
How do these people function?
How do they (I don’t want to put too fine a point on it) manage to operate as human beings?
These people, who decide that it’s perfectly OK to pack up their family and trog off on holiday (to one of these places, for sure, but anywhere is as bad) for however long it is (but let’s say three days, though it is undoubtedly longer) are allowed to vote?
Allowed out alone?
These people are weaponised virus-carrying morons.
How do we educate the hard of learning?
Cornwall has one major general hospital. One.
Wales has the lowest general healthcare capability in the UK.
Scotland’s dispersed general healthcare struggles to meet its own geographical challenges.
But people think that it’s OK to leave their towns, their cities, their counties, and interact with strangers in these other places?
How incredibly stupid.
Here are two pieces of information from Wales:
The one thing we can guarantee about common sense is, it appears, that it isn’t very common at all.