Today for instance there were 33,000 testing positive, 94 deaths reported and the official rate of infection per 100,000 people is 285.1
Even a few weeks back people were shocked when the forecast for unlocking predicted 50,000 cases per day - but now 33,000 is happening and no one bats an eyelid about it?
We've had people literally screaming on here about Covid deaths in this country - all a Tory plot and all that - but not a mention now about 100 people a day dying from Covid.
As for the rate, let me set that in some sort of context.
When Covid first hit, travel abroad to country's with a rate of 20 cases per 100,000 population (per 7 day average) were prohibited - the current official rate (which I think has a 5 day lag in it - as cases after that are still in the process of being processed) is 285!
People around my way never bothered much about any rules during lockdowns so little chance of them voluntarily wearing masks and limiting social contacts.
There's still about a third in the 20 to 29 age group still not bothered having even their first jab - and I'd bet my 10p that cases will rocket again as soon as the schools and university's go back again.
Nobody seems to give two hoots anymore, so is Covid over as far as you are concerned because it certainly seems that way to me?
Oh for what it is worth my nephew, his wife who has MS and two kids all went down with Covid about a month ago (they are all well again thanks - it hit is wife hard but she had been double vaccinated although she didn't need the hospital).
The only reason I mention this is because it was their son who is college aged, who caught it from his mates and ended up giving it to the rest of them - my nephew had only bothered to get his first jab - even though he knows is dad is one of those most vulnerable and is shielding!
Point being if my own extended family can't be arsed - even though there are two people directly related to them who are at risk - why should I, or anyone else, expect others to 'do the right thing'?
I think Covid is over as far as most are now concerned and how they behave.
Do you feel the same?