What Went Around Will Go Around Again

| March 20, 2021

Schools in Tamil Nadu in India have to shut down again due to a resurgence of the Covid19 virus.

https://www.businessinsider.in/education/news/tamil-nadu-schools-to-shut-for-classes-91011-till-march-22-as-it-witnesses-sudden-surge-in-covid-19-cases/articleshow/81605003.cms

From the article: With Tamil Nadu witnessing a sudden surge in coronavirus cases over the last few days, the state government on Saturday ordered closure of schools for classes 9, 10 and 11 from March 22 until further orders. However, they would continue to function for the 12th standard students for they have to take the board examination. Notifying the closure, the government said the director of public health and preventive medicine has recommended that it would not be advisable to continue classes for 9, 10 and 11 from the health point of view as there has been a rise in COVID-19 cases. With regard to 12th standard, the director said the students may be permitted to attend school as their numbers would be lesser and they have to sit for the board examination with strictly adherence to preventive measures such as wearing of masks and maintaining social distancing.
“The government of Tamil Nadu hereby order that schools shall be closed for classes 9th, 10th and 11th with effect from March 22 until further orders,” state Chief Secretary Rajeev Ranjan said in the order. – article

First of all, this does not surprise me. It was and is predictable that the Covid19 virus would show up again, regardless of precautions taken. In this morning’s local news, the local infection rate has risen slightly over this past week and the mortality rate has been bumped up a small  percentage as well. This is in spite of social distancing, masks applied, and vaccinations given. It is and was bound to happen. Frankly, I expected to see a rise after the initial stage took place and would seem to have been conquered, but the head of the infectious diseases department at a local (and quite well-known) university said yesterday that we will see a rise again, just as happened with the Spanish flu epidemic. Just be prepared for it.

After all, the Black Plague (which may have been more than one disease) swept through Europe three times before it gave up and went away. And the Spanish flu epidemic in the USA after WWI had two full episodes of influ

I expect to see a repeat of it all, just as happened in the UK starting a few weeks ago, when Boris the PM-ster put everyone under lockdown. How effective is his lockdown order? Well, when I go to the live cam at Linlithgow, Scotland, I see people out and about and the same thing at beaches in Cornwall, far to the south.

Here’s the Linlithgow camera link:  https://www.webcamtaxi.com/en/scotland/west-lothian/linlithgow-cross.html

And when I look at those old stone houses in Linlithgow Cross, I would happily give my eyeteeth to have one of those cozy homes. People used to build real houses that lasted. Now, it’s all something to be torn down and replaced.

Sorry, didn’t mean to wax nostalgic.

Category: "The Floggings Will Continue Until Morale Improves", Coronavirus, COVID-19

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  1. Hack Stone says:

    Obviously this is Donald Trump’s fault.

    Everything that ever goes wrong is Donald Trump’s fault. Case in point, yesterday Hack Stone was whipping up some Shrimp Drunken Noodles. He tapped the wooden spoon to dislodge some food stuck on it to get back in the wok, and a red pepper launched into his eye socket. It never would have happened if Russia did not steal the election from Hillary Clinton.

  2. KoB says:

    Aren’t we now into week 52 of a 2 week shut down to “flatten the curve”? “Herd immunity” is where the cows of grubermint are immune from prosecution of their nefarious actions taken against citizens.

    • Anonymous says:

      Da, comrade, is whole plan!

      “The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. This new version is the past and no different past can ever have existed.” –Orwell

  3. AW1Ed says:

    Taking this action, one would think the increase in Covid 19 cases is in students from classes 9, 10 and 11, but the 12th is exempt by virtue of exams.
    Or something.

  4. President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight says:

    Being the cynical skeptic that I have become, I would like to know TPTB definition of “sudden surge”? One? Two? Just how many, exactly?
    I would highly suspect a poorly planned attempt at control and fearmongering, parallel with outright ignerance (misspelling deliberate).

  5. Anonymous says:

    Quick, buy toilet paper and blame Trump!

    • rgr769 says:

      After the toilet paper shelves are empty, buy napkins and paper towels. When they are all gone, next get all the bottled water.

  6. NHSparky says:

    Given that this, as with other flu viruses, does in fact mutate, am I correct in assuming TPTB will have us locking down and masking up for, well, FOREVER?