by Martin Odoni

Call me a snob if you want, I no longer care. But sometimes I feel like the real pandemic afflicting the UK – mostly England – for the last few years has not been SARS-Cov2/Covid-19, but insanity. I further fear that I am one of a tiny minority who has yet to catch it.

In the face of the astonishingly brazen attitude across the country that “The Pandemic is over”, I routinely find myself the only person aboard buses and trams who still bothers to wear a facemask. I never see anyone outdoors bothering to try and maintain social distancing.

With the last of the Covid restrictions lifted in England over the first quarter of the year, what do we think the effect has been?

Well, blow me down with a puff of dust. It turns out that Covid-related hospitalisations in England are flying upwards again! I mean, who would have imagined?

With restrictions removed, hospitalisations for Covid are climbing. And the UK is acting like this development is an enigma

And also because of those restrictions being lifted, the boffins are stating that they no longer have enough information coming in to figure out what is causing the surge, which is a little like saying you are unable to see the forest because of all the trees in the way. It appears that even the scientists have given up trying to reason with the fake-skeptic egotists, and to avoid another tedious argument are trying to make it sound like there is something obscure at play.

“It’s a total conundrum! We’ve got rid of all the remaining Covid restrictions and suddenly the number of hospitalisations is surging, and WE JUST CAN’T FIGURE OUT WHY!!!

I swear, this is a country that would rather be lethally stupid than admit it is wrong.