Incompetence, Propaganda, Arrogance and Selfishness – legacies of a year in Lockdown

For those of you who continue to enjoy the irreverendpodcast, you will have heard that they are opposed to any kind of ‘celebration’ of the anniversary of our year spent in ‘lockdown’, which is reached today, 23rd March. I’m totally with them on this, but I do think that maybe there’s a case for a review of the not inconsiderable list of things that we’ve learned or been forced to relearn, since COVID first started affecting our lives on a daily basis. I’ve jotted down some of the most important; I’m sorry that it doesn’t make for pretty reading

Why I’m not having the vaccine

As some of you will know, I’m now over 70 and as a result, was offered the vaccine fairly early on; several weeks ago. I declined the offer and feel the need to explain why I did this. Those of you who know me will be aware I’m no ‘anti-vaxxer’; I didn’t agonise over vaccinations for any of my children, or for myself when I was constantly travelling to distant places. I was absolutely not afraid of having the jab, and nor would I wish anything that follows to be misconstrued as an appeal to others to follow my example. I want to explain to you what some of the thinking was behind my decision, which was a finely-balanced one.