When is this pandemic going to end? On the one hand the Prime Minister is saying the country should be approaching normalisation by Christmas and yet, on the other hand, voices in the Church of England fear it may be the end of 2021. The truth is that Covid 19 will be with the world for many years to come – but that doesn’t mean we have to lock ourselves in forever, though if you are on the clinically vulnerable list it may be advisable.
The answer is, of course, a vaccine. The best bet at present is the one being trialled by Oxford University and Astra Zeneca. Even so it is unlikely to be released until the end of the year and then how long before it reaches you and me? Another 3 months, 6 months? So it could be June next year before most of us are vaccinated. Are you prepared to hibernate till then? A medical practitioner has estimated the risk of catching Covid 19, assuming we practice social distancing, is 40,000 to 1. In fact FAR MORE people are dying of flu right now – but nobody ever bothers to worry about that.
Users of the graveyard will have seen the new tap cover against the East wall. This is the work of Paul Watkins in Oldbury and has been funded by Mrs Muriel Shurmer. Thank you Muriel and here is your picture: