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TUESDAY’S TANTALIZING TUSHY – AND SOME GOOD NEWS FOR BELGIUM

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COVID 19 Belgium

I hope that this is a continuing trend. At the moment, the new policy of stricter enforcement of Coronavirus regulations rather than having more regulations seems to be working. And it looks like we might be able to avoid the bad highs of the second wave of infections. For three days in a row the bad numbers have been falling and the last that I heard the Rt rate had dipped just below 1 and was at about 0.98. You can see more about the numbers through this link

CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS FROM VRT NEWS

And it is a bit conjectural at the moment but if this trend continues we could see more easing of regulations sooner than we thought. As discussed in this article link

PERHAPS GOOD NEWS BY FEBRUARY

We can only hope and keep vigilant about avoiding spreading the disease

Prefectdt

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  1. Just don’t come to England! We are just back and we hear it is the opposite situation here with cases rising and lots of people ignoring the Tier 4 rules over Christmas.

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    • I’ve been following the news from the UK Jenna. I am very worried about my family there.

      Prefectdt

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      • So talking to my friends, I think the big issue now is the number of people ignoring the rules, or not taking it seriously.

        I could give you a hundred examples of conversations I’ve had with friends. One of my friends has around 200 relatives, a lot of them older, but not one case of corona in her family because they have all kept up their guard all year.

        Our village feels safe. Crowds don’t exist here. But we visited friends in south London a few weeks ago – we spent a day walking from Wimbledon to Richmond and shopping then walked back. We saw some shops that seemed crowded, people not wearing facemasks, people not keeping a distance. We all know the rules – but people seem to be tired of them.

        That is a worry. I don’t think the authorities are being strict enough. Sure they break up parties of 200 people. But my friends have told me they know lots broke the rules over the holidays. Would the police knock on doors and ask how many households were gathered? No way! People know that so they do whatever they want.

        People claim they are in bubbles – it’s becoming the most overused expression in the country. They say for the sake of their mental health they have to travel across the country to be with all their relatives. Some people may be vulnerable to loneliness and in their case perhaps they would be at risk if they were alone for the holidays. But there are too many people breaking the rules at a time they say that this virus is growing out of control.

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        • The tighter control on existing restrictions rather than having more restrictions seems to be showing results here in Belgium. The main problem is that we are realizing that that the thin blue line of police is proving to be painfully thin. As proved by a video that went viral, last week, of two female, Belgian, police officers who tried and failed to contain the approximately 40 attendants of a lockdown party.

          Studies of infected people showed that the majority of them where either rule breakers or people who had high exposure to regular rule breakers. The conclusion was that having more rules and regulations only punished those that were already obeying the rules. So now entrance to supermarkets and large shops are being monitored again and the police are very busy.

          Prefectdt

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  2. So glad to hear this Prefectdt. Fingers crossed the trend continues!

    I’m crossing fingers that summer activities don’t see a surge here, and that our authorities don’t open the boarders any time soon! There is talk of travel bubbles with Australia and the Pacific islands.

    Hugs
    Roz

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