Today I have been getting a lot of direct messages from people who have been cussing me out and being told I am a traitor to the #DisabilityCommunity for saying lets get past this Dominic Cummings situation. I find this to be absolutely disgusting because I am not willing to let Political craziness to interfere with the safety of myself and my families safety. So, I am going to explain my position on this now once and for all so if you do not like it just block me, delete me or ignore me.
Did Dominic Cummings break lockdow? YES! Did Boris Johnson decide to back him? YES! Has Dominic Cummings shown no remorse for what he did? Absolutely not!
But what does this mean to me? Not a whole lot. Yes, I am angry about it because I am asthmatic and over weight. Because of this I have had to put myself in limited communication with the outside world. I only go out to check my post box twice a week. I put my rubbish out once a week and if I have letters to post I take them to the post box once a week late at night or early in the morning so that I am not likely to bump into anyone. I have not been able to see my dad without a screen since the end of March, that is nearly 2 months ago. He is very ill that you would be hard pressed to find what’s right with him. He also has dementia. I have been unable to see my fluffy babies Lucky and Prince which helped with my mental health since the end of March. So I have done everything I can to protect myself and my family and for Dominic Cummings did angers me greatly.
The thing that I think people need to focus on with this issue is that how many people did Dominic Cummings and his Wife infect on the way to Durham? You can’t drive 250 miles without filling up the tank or stopping to pee. Had his COVID-19 taken over him whilst he was driving he could have killed his family in a car accident and infected people and killed others if he caused a crash.
But what does this mean for us? It does not mean one bad thing should take away from what we have sacrificed. We have spent 2 months sacrificing and that should not be wasted. If we start saying that “well he did it so I am going to do it”. That takes away from the sacrificing we have done. If there is a second peak then that will be because we decided to ignore what we know works in stopping the virus. There is no Vaccine yet which means that we will need to stay alert at what is going on. The virus does not discriminate between social status, disabled or not, male, female, heterosexual or gay. It does not discriminate and so we need to make sure that we have looked after ourselves and our loved ones.
So, what we need to do as a country and a global community;
- If you are classed as vulnerable or extremely vulnerable should do what they can to minimise the risk to themselves and their family;
- If you are going out you need to social distance and be considerate of everyone on the street;
- Help out as many of the people who you can whether it is face to face or online. Keep everyone’s moral up!
- Support our Medical professions who are also sacrificing seeing their families to keep us going and making sure we do not run out of medical professionals;
What ever any politician does during this Pandemic will be remembered in the History Books. They will always be remembered for both the good and the bad that they have done so lets move passed what Dominic Cummings and Boris Johnson as what they have done, will go down in history.
Boris Johnson was democratically elected into office on the last General Election and democratically elected as the leader of the Conservative party. If, after this pandemic is over you feel he needs to pay, then you vote him out at the next election. That is what is best for our country is to follow our democratic society. But, until we get a chance to goto the polls and cast your vote. Until then we need to continue with working on keeping this virus tamed until we have a vaccine that will save lives.
I have no intention of breaking my isolation so honestly I urge everyone no matter what country you are in, no matter your circumstances please continue to do what you are doing and keep this virus tamed.