how are we doing? what's the plan??
Sectionfive's mate said:It is utterly insane that we would use up critical public funds today — funds we will need to address our significant social infrastructure failings and climate action responsibilities — so that landlords and banks can have a guaranteed 100% income during a global pandemic.
Yeah but what we are seeing now has the potential to irrevocably change what we consider and accept as normal life. I mean, this has the power to create an entirely new way of being. At least for a certain amount of time
its hard to know isnt it, round here sometimes it seems like there's a normal amount of people out and about, other times its eerily empty.on a personal level, my patience is thin with huge parts of society. I've been out the house maybe ten times in the past five weeks, no further than 200m from my front door to get milk and bread. My boyfriend is in a bad way with pre-existing health issues that lockdown has heightened, I haven't seen my grandparents in 18 months, I've got a year-old niece who I've never been able to pick up and hold. Then I look on the news and see the scenes of football fans going wild in Glasgow, tearing up George Square with no masks on, probably adding another month or two on to the tightened restrictions, and I think to myself: actually, why am I doing everything I can to prevent the spread of infection, and be seen to be doing so even when I know I'm being safe, when it seems nobody else gives a fuck?
I've followed the rules pretty rigidly so far but there is no way I'm waiting until May to go round a friends house, and to be honest I think these dates they've announced have the fact that the majority of people won't be following the rules baked in. Everyone I've spoken to seems to be planning to rejig the rules a bit, mostly by going round friends houses from April.if I know I've been in the house for ten solid days, and I have 100% faith in my pal who has also spent ten days alone at home, I still can't meet up with them indoors. But if my football team wins and I want to celebrate I get a police escort to a public place to cause havoc. It's hard to see how what I'm doing is "right" when it's having such a negative impact on my mood/energy etc and other people are getting a free pass on stuff that's wholly unnecessary.
Shit, that's tough. Sorry to hear that. Really hope things improve for you both soon.my partner's depression and anxiety has been so bad that they can barely leave the house (this was already an issue before lockdown) and despite lots of Zoom therapy sessions and different medications, it's just not changing. We can barely get halfway to the park before it gets overwhelming for him. I would love to be going outdoors and having park socials but it's not going to work for us given our specific cirumstances.