Circuit Breaker Vs Fire Break

The rules and regulations surrounding the fight against covid just get more and more complex.

Great Britain has decentralised to become four nations each with its own interpretations of the rules. Worse still these major groups have subdivided into regional areas, again localised interpretations of the central rules. The single U.K. national status has fragmented into confusion. We are not alone, however, virtually every country in the world has fragmented to become under local control.

This has introduced a variety of terms as each area seem to be intent on introducing a theme as if to promote their individuality. Politicking at its best. The confused nomenclature ( love that term) appears to confuse my tiny brain;

  • What is the difference between a ‘Fire Break’ ‘Circuit Breaker’ and a ‘Lock down’.
  • Why is Wales the only area to adopt the more severe restrictions in an attempt to smash the spread of the virus
  • Why is Westminster intent on empathising the North and South divide
  • What happened to the UK government’s original ( March 2020) warning scheme giving numbers of 1 to 4, where 4 meant a high risk of the spread of the infection.
  • How does this relate to the wedding cake theme, where the top tier normally ‘gets the icing on the cake’ as a reward but now actually represents the worst case i.e the complete opposite of getting the icing or the candles.
  • Hands up those who understand the status codes in Scotland, where they who have maintained the number system, except it has 5 levels rather than 4 but one level is actually level zero. Do pay attention. Does level zero follows the continental system and refers to the basement and the ground floor is called level 1.

The advice from the ‘ologists changes by the day with each attempting to be the first to reveal some dynamic fact, not necessarily agreeing with the government statement. They get double points if this is the case. The only sensible advice comes from one such ‘ologist who stated the virus is extraordinarily clever – the maximum emission of the virus from we humans occurs just before any symptoms emerge. This takes the need for constant surveillance to a whole new level, explaining the relevance of masks, hand washing, social distancing and hygiene in a far more succinct manner.

Alistair Owens

The meandering thoughts of someone with too much time on his hands. Tending to see the obscure and irrelevant in most events I have been forced to record this by family members as a means of diverting attention away from them. But I see their plan.

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