Oct 03

Back when I was young, a long, long time ago, you used to see Christians on street corners holding signs reading, “The end is nigh.” It meant, I believe, that you had better repent soon, because you were going to die, and to get into Heaven you needed to believe in God. I’m not sure whether they thought you personally were near death, or whether it applied to everyone.

When you think about it, that’s a lot summed up right there in only a few words. So instead of saying, “The end is in sight,” or, “There’s light at the end of the tunnel,” that expression has a negative connotation I think. Which I guess, is why I thought of it in the first place.

Because the UK government last week announced they are expecting this thing to go on for another six months. So even if we are on the downside and more than halfway through, it’s a sobering thought that there’s more or less the same again to go.

In the Presidential debate on Tuesday, Trump said they will be able to vaccinate 200,000 people a day. But even if that’s true, and even if it’s available by, say, December 1, that’s five days to hit one million people, 500 days to hit 100 million, and 1,500 days to inoculate the whole USA. Five years. FIVE YEARS!

It’s a sobering thought. For now, stay healthy. And stay positive.

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