Lockdown Diaries: Day 14 (The World’s Shortest Poem)

Locked Down in London, Day 14: Exit Strategies

If the government has any, it’s not very forthcoming.

According to the press there are four ways we could be done with this:

  1. Intermittent Social Distancing: in other words, we go into lockdown, the case numbers go down, we come out of lockdown, the case numbers go up, we go into lockdown… This merry-go-round can go on and on… and on.
  2. Hurray for the Healthy & the Immune: test everybody, let out those who are not likely to keel over if catching the virus and those who already had it. The elderly and the ill can live their lives in self-isolation until they commit suicide out of sheer boredom.
  3. Search & Destroy: wait until the virus nearly died out, then let everybody out and catch those who still managed to catch it. And then catch their contacts. And so on.
  4. Vaccine or Treatment: wait until somebody managed to make one. Well, let’s hope it doesn’t take 50 years.

It might be just me but – is this a tad depressing?


Virtual Escape: The World’s Shortest Poem

I got absolutely buried in work today (even had to do unpaid overtime – shocking), so that was my escape today. I also doubt very much that anybody is so lonely and bored as to read blog posts on Friday night – but I want to keep up the series (this is my contribution to the fight against the coronavirus) – so I’ll keep this short:

Already this is too long.

(Gareth Owen: An Attempt  at the Shortest Poem in the World)

Keep safe, keep sane – have a Margarita! 🙂

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