Saturday, 14 March 2020

The arrival of Doomsday . . . . . The Coronavirus known as Covid-19

SO I guess you are thinking Hey this diary is very quiet plainly there is nothing much happening in the world. Well that is not entirely true because sort of out of the blue . . . (well out of a Chinese fish and wild animal market it appears) . . . has arrived the doomsday virus (Covid 19). Actually it is not a proper doomsday virus unless you are old and frail or have other health issues, but folk in general like the idea of doomsday so have decided to runabout panicking and waving their hands about or I should say washing their hands more than they have ever done before.

It is a curious thing this virus because it seems to spread faster than something very very fast indeed like for example a cheetah tied to a rocket.  The result of all this is economic Armageddon as stock markets crash (well that’s my savings a bit messed up) and an entire world panic buying anything they can stash away to eat that will keep them going when they have to lock themselves into their homes for several months to avoid becoming Zombies or worse.

There are of course always odd things that happen when folk panic on mass like an obsession with panic buying toilet rolls, something which ironically in not in short supply as manufacturers have upped production to meet the public’s desire for them. Although the public have decided you just cannot have too many toilet rolls. Or bars of soap now; I understand that one let’s face it half the public never washed their hands much until the coronavirus (covid 19) turned up so they have discovered a whole new thing to master.

Now you may think that there can be no upside to any of this as it’s the nearest thing to doomsday the world has experience in years, yet there are a few. Suddenly one of the most environmental bad things us humans do has plummeted. Yes flying, aeroplanes, no the aeroplanes have not plummeted but they are really bad environmentally and now they are not allowed to land anywhere so can't take off.  The Chinese have banned wild animals markets (again) so that is great as they were eating animals kept in terrible conditions or in danger of extinction. This time I suspect the ban will remain permanent. China will not want another virus entering the life of all humans on the planet.

Finally here in Britain the one positive thing is no one even mentions Brexit now, it is all but forgotten and by the time it crops up again the world could look very different indeed.

Well I may be back again soon I mean we are all locked up in our homes and listening to the news at present which is not very cheery.  

And as some of you know I have had a long running battle with Zombies as they try to sneak into the garden and at present they appear to be smiling at me through the windows . . . . . MMMmmmmmmm That’s not meant to happen.


  1. OMG Armageddon has hit the grocery stores of LA. TP and bottled water are the two major buys. I guess they go hand in hand (at a "safe" distance of six feet).
    I'm still going into day job #1 (traffic light on the freeways, yay!).
    Day job #2 (teaching) has moved online, classes resume in two weeks.
    I just want to stay home and work on art projects.

    1. We have entered strange times. And it is strange what is running out. Pet food is now tricky to get and folk were panic buying marmalade too????

  2. Great post! Never did understand the toilet roll obsession. It might not be pleasant but no one's going to die through not having toilet roll! Strange things missing from my supermarket shelves (in the UK) - no fresh veg to be found but there were hundreds of Easter eggs! On the whole, though, the shelves were pretty well stocked. This too shall pass! Stay safe.
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    1. Thanks for the visit I have left a comment on your own blog. This virus is a curious thing indeed in fact it seems the fear of the virus is causing more chaos than the virus itself. Well it will mean I may get this blog a bit more active than it has been of late, but I'm a lazy chap and have many interests so we will see.