I AM STILL IN Coronavirus LOCKDOWN, looks like lots are not! – Day 98
I AM STILL Staying at home – STILL Protecting the NHS – STILL saving lives
I AM STILL Keeping safe
The online dictionary definition of a recently much used word is as follows:
Safe means protected from or not exposed to danger or risk; not likely to be harmed or lost.
I appreciate very little in life is risk free, crossing the road, changing a light bulb, getting dinner out of the oven. These are accepted risks and no one goes around saying it is safe to cross the road without significant training and getting people to have a realistic sense of the risk. So we know these things are potential unsafe and we have mitigation to cope with them.
So the government, and everyone else, should be educating us about the level of risk and the mitigation required, especially for children going to School. Now I also appreciate that few young people have died of Covid-19, perhaps the risk for these people is very low, but still there. It is their ability to carry the disease, perhaps without knowing it, to older members of their families that is the real concern. This becomes increasingly possible as the government relentlessly reduces the mitigations that have got us this far, albeit with over 60,000. There is now talk of English Schools dropping the 1m social distances for a September return.
So less talk of safe, and more talk about the level of risk and mitigation so that people can make an informed choices.
Our lives in the blog:
- ‘The Foundations of Yoga‘. Today we did the ‘Standing Wide-Legged Forward Fold’ in which Adriene is able to touch head to the floor. I don’t think I was ever that flexible and I am certainly not now!
- Overcast and windy today on the power walk, some branches down. Still loved being the woods though, lots of atmosphere.
- Talking of windy I too this picture of a storm over Manchester taken from Pot Shrigley some time ago. Still like it. Also I thought i’d give you a rest from the wedding pictures!
- Write this blog.
More time spent today with Oona. I am making a video from some recording Oona did. Will post alink when Oona has posted it.