Some restrictions back, fed up

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Ireallydontcare55 Sat 27-Nov-21 19:55:29

Just heard the news about masks returning as of next week and changes to travelling rules.

It’s not so much that wearing a mask is inconvenient, it’s the fact that we were told restrictions were over and that we could get on with our lives.

I know I will get shot down for this post, but if it isn’t the ‘omnicron’ variant then it’ll be something else.

I’m sure many people will be in favour of tighter restrictions ‘until numbers drop’. And then what? In a few months’ time when the latest variant is out, will we have to do the same again?
“it’s just for a few weeks/months”

This isn’t going away. What’s the point of having 3 vaccines?

I’m fed up with it all, are people really prepared to do this for the foreseeable future ?

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FangsForTheMemory Sat 27-Nov-21 19:56:27

I'm prepared to do it forever, rather than die of COVID.

HTH.

showmethegin Sat 27-Nov-21 19:56:52

Agree 100%

Ireallydontcare55 Sat 27-Nov-21 19:57:45

Why would you die of Covid ? You’re far more likely to die of cancer or Alzheimer’s.

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Ireallydontcare55 Sat 27-Nov-21 19:58:11

This was probably not the right site to post this on.

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Wormsarecool Sat 27-Nov-21 19:58:18

I work in a hospital and wear a mask all day every day anyway. I’ve never stopped wearing them in shops etc so can’t get too worked up by the new measures.

This too will pass x

Figgrow Sat 27-Nov-21 19:58:44

Can't get worked up over wearing a mask in a shop or on public transport really. Travel restrictions have always been part of a global effort anyway, even if we left the floodgates open with no caveats other countrys wouldnt necessarily let us in. Small restrictions seem sensible.

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ShinyMe Sat 27-Nov-21 19:58:48

FangsForTheMemory

I'm prepared to do it forever, rather than die of COVID.

HTH.

Same here. It really isn't hard to wear a mask for the majority of people. I don't mind doing that if it helps keep some people alive for a bit longer than they otherwise would be.

XenoBitch Sat 27-Nov-21 19:58:51

YANBU
I am getting a distinct feeling of deja vu.
I wont be told I can not see friends and family again.

Ireallydontcare55 Sat 27-Nov-21 19:58:51

It will pass yeah, until the next variant in a few months’ time.

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Ireallydontcare55 Sat 27-Nov-21 19:59:59

As I said, it’s not the act of wearing a mask, it’s bringing back restrictions when we now have people triple jabbed, and after being told that restrictions were over. There will always be variants

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Wormsarecool Sat 27-Nov-21 20:00:12

It will pass yeah, until the next variant in a few months’ time

Then blow up that bridge when you come to it…

WhenZoomWasJustAnIceLolly Sat 27-Nov-21 20:00:26

Wales never got rid of masks and it’s really not a big deal to wear one in the shops 🤷‍♂️

JustLyra Sat 27-Nov-21 20:00:26

Nigh on 100k excess deaths in England and Wales. 100k people more than usual dying in 12 months.

Hardly a hardship to wear a mask and open some windows to keep that as low as possible.

Ireallydontcare55 Sat 27-Nov-21 20:00:51

There could be variants forever, it’s here to stay.

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Amazingblossoms Sat 27-Nov-21 20:00:59

I'm with you OP

It's shit

And my autistic son who can't wear a mask (don't @ me that he can, you have no idea) will get even more crap from the nasty little shits at school who can't empathise with anyone who's even just a little bit different.

Lovelymincepies Sat 27-Nov-21 20:01:30

I agree, it's not going anywhere and there will always be mutations of it. I'm not entirely sure the lockdowns haven't increased the mutations to be honest, I fully understand why they were done but I think it made the bastard virus more determined to keep on spreading rather than get a bit burnt out.

Ireallydontcare55 Sat 27-Nov-21 20:01:40

It’s not just masks, it’s new travel restrictions too. It’s not a hardship no, but normal life for me does not involve wearing a mask.

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greensnail Sat 27-Nov-21 20:01:50

I'm not sure what the alternative is. I'd like there to be a bed available in intensive care should someone I love need it for whatever reason. Therefore we need to keep covid cases at a level where they don't completely overwhelm the hospitals.

Figgrow Sat 27-Nov-21 20:02:02

Amazingblossoms

I'm with you OP

It's shit

And my autistic son who can't wear a mask (don't @ me that he can, you have no idea) will get even more crap from the nasty little shits at school who can't empathise with anyone who's even just a little bit different.

I don't think there was mentions of masks in schools again? I doubt they'll bother.

Ireallydontcare55 Sat 27-Nov-21 20:02:14

What worries me is how willingly people have accepted the idea of wearing a mask for the rest of their life potentially

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TheCatInTheChat Sat 27-Nov-21 20:02:27

FangsForTheMemory

I'm prepared to do it forever, rather than die of COVID.

HTH.

Yeh. This.

echt Sat 27-Nov-21 20:02:39

For once the government has been on its toes with mitigations, which is a good thing. These are simple to do and have the least knock-on effects for the economy.

No mention of schools though......

If Omicron turns out to be not all that, then they can be lifted.

MintJulia Sat 27-Nov-21 20:03:03

The point of the vaccines is that you won't get seriously ill.

I'm relieved that masks are back on public transport. I have to catch a train into London and it's been getting more crowded.

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