When will it dawn on people that they’ve been royally had? What will it take? It was revealed last night that even if you’ve been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, you’ll still have to self-isolate if you encounter an infected person.
According to The Telegraph, this is likely to undermine plans for a full reopening from June 21st, as it might put off the fully vaccinated from going out in crowded places, if they face the threat of self-isolation. According to The Telegraph:
The continued imposition of quarantine for those who have been vaccinated is likely to undermine plans for “normality” to return next month because people may be deterred from going to crowded places if they face the threat of enforced self-isolation.
Workplaces may also be loath to mix vaccinated and unvaccinated staff if a case of Covid could see dozens of staff being forced into quarantine.
In the US, those who have been fully vaccinated are not asked to self-isolate if they encounter an infected person.
Here in the UK, the final step on Boris Johnson’s roadmap is set for June 21st. At that point social distancing and mask-wearing are due to be abolished.
However, the government is likely to keep the track and trace system in place. Put simply, people who go to cafés, restaurants, cinemas, outdoor events etc, are expected to check in through an app on their phones.
If someone who was at the venue later tests positive for covid, everyone else is then contacted and told to self-isolate.
It’s madness but it doesn’t matter. The goalposts keep getting shifted around, promises are broken again and again, but it doesn’t seem to bother most people. Is there a red line at all, anything that would mobilise them?
I don’t think so. If Johnson and Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty told people to murder their first-born to stop the spread of covid, you’d have a bloodbath.
Ah well, there’s always Bacardi.