The major topic of current conversation, concern and confusion is Omicron, the latest strain of the Coronavirus.
As has been the case ever since Coronavirus and its variants arrived, the answer to ‘What Are The Consequences Of Omicron Going To Be?’ is that we don’t know. It depends on who you listen to and who you believe.
Listen to some pundits and you might feel it is going to be horribly bad for the whole world and its population. Others take a more measured approach, based on factual research and are wholly confident that it will be overcome, given time, the proper information, cooperation from the citizens and good leadership.
In the past it could be implied that so far, the Covid-19 situation has been a bit of a mishmash of both the above scenarios.
I don’t profess to have any answers to the Covid-19 problems but I do think we have to try to move on with our lives for the benefit of the younger generations. Covid has already changed our lives and it will continue to do so. The fortunate thing, is that we need electricity, doctors, food, medical researchers, etc., etc., so cannot take the view that everyone should stay at home until it goes away. Is it not logical therefore, to think that if some key workers have to turn up for work, why not all workers?
If we adopt the same outlook regarding Covid-19, as we do for other diseases like influenza, which are controlled by vaccination and therefore enable workers to get on with their lives quite safely, surely that means normality would return?
I don’t know? I’m just putting my viewpoint as a positive thinker who is also lucky enough to be fully fit and healthy.
John Lightfoot, Solar Solve Chairman