It’s not over yet folks


A kind friend drove me to the Tilling Green vaccination centre on Saturday for my fourth jab, and it was much busier than I expected – though I was in and out in about ten minutes – and demand seems to be very strong.

I therefore checked the same day on the latest Covid figures for East Sussex and there had been 5,008 new cases in East Sussex in the latest available figures for a seven-day period.

No doubt they will have changed since, but one of my daughters (a stroke consultant at local hospitals in South Yorkshire) said both Covid and new stroke cases were on the increase in her area putting great pressure on the available intensive care beds, and this seems to be a nationwide pattern.

No doubt we will cope though, but care and caution still seem to be important – and Rye News will continue to keep you up to date.

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The number of users of Rye News has been increasing steadily from 40,228 in 2015 to over a hundred thousand in 2019 and nearly 160,000 in 2020 with page views topping a million in 2020 and only just below a million last year.

But the volunteers keeping it going do get older – and I am still convalescing from a major cancer operation which kept me in the Conquest Hospital in Hastings for a month so I am not around and about the town picking up news – and doing that again may be at least a couple of months away.

Rye News has kept going though and will continue to do so as this very difficult period is far from over yet. But contributions and volunteers are always welcome as we all struggle to get back to the “new normal”.

In the meantime if you are eligible for that fourth vaccine, now’s the time to book up.

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