|The new strain - Delta.|
July 22, 2021
Australia was doing very well, considering the covid19 virus and though we had lockdown last year, compared to a lot of other countries - Australia, statistically speaking, was doing sensible, and survival things which made a big difference.
For example, the method of tracing back to find the actual source of any infection was very good indeed. It lead to being able to isolate and deal with infections, and lower the number of infectious people out in the community. Hence, less cases of covid.
This year we were doing fine up until about a month ago. I do not have the data on just how when or where the Delta strain of covid hit our shores, but sadly, it has started a bit of an avalanche of cases, and there is daily monitoring and news reports to keep everyone updated on what's happening.
The same effective handlings have gone into a sharp rise, however, this time we are all at a disadvantage due to the frightening fact that this strain is far more infectious, and you apparently don't even have to have had close contact with someone who has the infection. Furthermore, there apparently can be no symptoms at all. Now that is frightening.
There are also reports that there have been something like 300 vaccine death-related situations, which is once again, frightening. In the face of the virus itself, perhaps that may seem like a small number, but we are talking people's lives here. Someone's dad, someone's mother, a sister or brother, aunt or uncle or grandparents. It's just so awful, and I feel so bad about it all.
I cannot have the vaccine, due to septic, pre - existing health issues. I am gone either way, since I am incurably ill, and, either the vaccine or the virus itself could end my days so much faster. I am in a zone hard to describe. I am grieving most days, for the life I wanted; expected, and the reality of the life I have.
My point in writing this journal?! I have no idea. Why I feel it's necessary to write down my deep and unhappy thoughts, is a bit of a mystery. Perhaps it's an effort to lessen the pain of what's happening. (Amen)