Locking down the economy to protect the over 70’s? What a liberty!
I passed 70 in April. I may not have many years left, so I surely won’t be spending them cowering indoors in fear of the hellish plague, barking and snarling outside my front door like a pack of hounds. I long ago took the decision to open the door and tackle the hounds head on. Guess what? I found there is no pack of hounds: not even a friendly poodle. It’s a tape-recording of a pack of hounds.
To anyone – over 70 or otherwise – fearing being a victim of Covid, I offer this advice: make your peace with God, step out in faith and all fear will be gone. When the Lord is the stronghold of your life, of whom should you be afraid?
Thank you for your words of support and update on the hearing. We need to keep fighting for all our rights.
Excellent piece about deprivation of liberty by the Spectator.
Barbara - Sorry to hear about your mum you must be worried sick. This forum's founder Simon Dolan and all of us are waiting for the court to present their verdict after a hearing on Thursday and Friday last week regarding lockdown in all its forms. It is illegal. MPs are voting on Wednesday and we are hoping they will get a majority of NO, they know that the natives are angry and they need to think very carefully about just where they are because we are coming for them. This hopefully will help ease your pain because the result will spread across the board. If it doesn't happen this time Simon's resolve is we keep going until we get results. Crimes are being committed by this bunch and many others every day and many are trying hard to get redress, so take care and keep fingers crossed, This week is going to be very interesting and you will find all that happens here, stay close and take care to you and your mum, bless!
My mum is 95 in a care home that’s been locked down since March. EFC visits only started in August after a Distress Risk Assessment. Despite having the lowest rates in the country, our DPH decided to suspend all visits to our homes for 6 months. Now Boris has announced the national lockdown I am distraught that I won’t see my mum again before she dies. Why is no one raising this as an issue? It is surely illegal?
I think a little of what I have been saying has finally began to rub off on my Mum. She has been starting to go out on the bus now a few days a week visiting lots of places while she can. She has just had her flu jab like she always does. I asked her would she be taking the Covid19 one. She said "I'm not sure, I don't think so is it might not be very safe." Good old Mum!
Well done Neville and Pauline. We all have to die of something, and it more than likely won't be Covid19. Although they may well put that on our death certificates! My mum is 88 and lives alone in a block of flats with a lot of other oldies. They are in tier 3, so aren't allowed to mix. She met her neighbour who is 95. He said "can I come in for a cup of tea and a chat? I am so lonely, I haven't seen anybody for months." He stayed with her for 3 hours, and neither of them have since died of any 'lurgy'. Yes people have to be sensible. If I felt unwell with a cough or fever, I would have the decency to keep away from others and stay at home until I got better. That's what we used to do in the old days. I've been through many flu pandemics and I'm still here!
I am not far off 70 and totally agree. I shopped in the supermarkets through March and onwards. I was told they would be incubation places for the virus - well I'm still here. I have lived along side risk all my life, why would I stop now - especially as I much prefer living than existing.
As for mask wearing - it depletes your oxygen supply and can cause the death of brain cells, which I can ill afford to lose at my age. So which would I prefer to get Covid or Alzheimer's? Covid any day especially as I am pretty healthy so would probably survive it but Alzheimer's is degenerative, so no way out..... which means no mask for me!! I'll risk that one too.
What is wrong with the world now - total herd stupidity.