I dont think life will be normal for years and years

(299 Posts)
ssd Tue 20-Apr-21 20:12:40

Its the pictures coming out of india, with the recent festival and hundreds of people crammed together, during a second covid wave. This virus will just mutate forever, its too global to contain. Its just never going away. What the hells going to happen to us or our kids futures?
I can't see a way out of this. Science can't catch up, its too far spread to ever get a handle on it.

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Lelophants Tue 20-Apr-21 20:13:27

I knowl sad

ssd Tue 20-Apr-21 20:16:29

Things are opening up here but it judt takes a few folk coming in with some variations of the virus and it all starts again, the vaccines cant keep up with the mutations, its too widespread and rampant.
I feel like were fucked.

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Bagelsandbrie Tue 20-Apr-21 20:18:12

I feel this way too.

I think “this” is as good as it’s going to get. Frequent lockdowns and masks etc etc.

avenueq Tue 20-Apr-21 20:18:18

Who says the vaccines don't work against this variant?

NothingIsWrong Tue 20-Apr-21 20:18:58

You think people will stick to not seeing their families for YEARS?!

TheOneWithTheBigNose Tue 20-Apr-21 20:20:07

Well to be honest if it’s uncontainable and we’re all fucked I don’t want to spend whatever time I’ve got left living this half fucking life. Would rather go out with a bang.

ssd Tue 20-Apr-21 20:20:34

I dont know what people will stick to. I dont know what we'll do. And the vaccines cant keep up with everything out there. Theres too much of it.

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Azuretwist Tue 20-Apr-21 20:21:00

It is awful in India from what we have seen.
But if over 100,000 at a sporting event ( cricket) before everyone vaccinated and mass festivals and mixing, shows what can happen. As seen on news clips.

I hope other countries take note and do not allow such large gatherings, in order to save lives.

HesterShaw1 Tue 20-Apr-21 20:22:05

FFS. Stop watching the news, get off MN, get outside and just bloody do stuff.

Azuretwist Tue 20-Apr-21 20:22:47

Stopping travel from India may help - but if give people 5 days notice to still travel, then it is likely to spread to other countries, making those countries affected.

I know people want the right to travel, see family and have holidays - but is it safe to go to India right now?

NothingIsWrong Tue 20-Apr-21 20:22:47

The average deaths per day currently is the same as the average deaths per day from suicide. At what point do you think we should look at the impact of lockdowns and take that into account?

HesterShaw1 Tue 20-Apr-21 20:23:52

HesterShaw1

FFS. Stop watching the news, get off MN, get outside and just bloody do stuff.

And this is the polite restrained version.

TheOneWithTheBigNose Tue 20-Apr-21 20:24:00

HesterShaw1

FFS. Stop watching the news, get off MN, get outside and just bloody do stuff.

Amen to this.
You’ve got yourself into a frenzy OP. Pour yourself a glass of wine and calm down.

CoffeeWithCheese Tue 20-Apr-21 20:24:45

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Quartz2208 Tue 20-Apr-21 20:25:05

Tell me know OP one virus that has continued to mutate forever
Or a pandemic that we have never come out of before and lasts forever

These things take time - 18 months to 2 years in the eye of the storm of a pandemic is normal. It was never going to be over within a year

Our children have a lot more to worry about that Coronavirus. Science has made inroads into this already

Newgirls Tue 20-Apr-21 20:25:32

Amazing scientists are working on it with as much money as they need. They’ve never had this global support before. This is positive.

Actual deaths are lower than usual for this month in uk.

We have a dire corrupt gov which worries me though. We need to share as much vaccine as we can as soon as possible.

It’s frightening as many of us have never had to think about our mortality as intensely as this. But it isn’t all doom and gloom - everyone is working on this.

Fruityfriday Tue 20-Apr-21 20:25:40

I feel the same, I think normal will be SD and masks and queuing. Can't see us ever going back to how it was.

TheOneWithTheBigNose Tue 20-Apr-21 20:26:13

Fruityfriday

I feel the same, I think normal will be SD and masks and queuing. Can't see us ever going back to how it was.

I will be.

TheOneWithTheBigNose Tue 20-Apr-21 20:28:05

It’s frightening as many of us have never had to think about our mortality as intensely as this

My mortality is the least of my worries. We could all die at an point, from anything. I’ve always know that. What I don’t want is to live a shitty miserable half life before I get struck down by whatever is going to take me.
For some reason people seem to think we should be aiming for immortality.

Blacktothepink Tue 20-Apr-21 20:28:06

Yanbu, it seems endless 😩

LimeranceHell Tue 20-Apr-21 20:28:53

Fruityfriday

I feel the same, I think normal will be SD and masks and queuing. Can't see us ever going back to how it was.

What exactly do you mean by SD? Because if it is the proper version where no one can ever be within 2m of someone they don't live with, how do you expect public transport, pubs, and actually the human race if no one can ever date, to survive?

bookworm14 Tue 20-Apr-21 20:29:13

Fruityfriday

I feel the same, I think normal will be SD and masks and queuing. Can't see us ever going back to how it was.

The thing is though that masks and social distancing forever will kill off a number of industries permanently. It won’t happen because we can’t afford it.

Newgirls Tue 20-Apr-21 20:29:58

TheOneWithTheBigNose

*It’s frightening as many of us have never had to think about our mortality as intensely as this*

My mortality is the least of my worries. We could all die at an point, from anything. I’ve always know that. What I don’t want is to live a shitty miserable half life before I get struck down by whatever is going to take me.
For some reason people seem to think we should be aiming for immortality.

I agree. It’s as if some people hadn’t realised. Young healthy people still don’t really have much to worry about with this virus. We even had ‘long covid’ before as post viral fatigue.

PicsInRed Tue 20-Apr-21 20:29:59

They had a super spreader event in an as yet not sufficently vaccinated country with low herd immunity.

That isn't us - and it won't be India forever either.

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