The only thing we can be certain about is that nothing is certain. But is that true? Can we take charge?
Vaccines are supposed to protect us from the pandemic, but this week only one in four of those going into hospital because of Covid has been vaccinated (UK Gov. statistics).
However, though the numbers are rising, that should mean – and does seem to mean – that less people who catch Covid have to end up in hospital.
But “jab protection” does not last forever we’re told, and no booster is yet in sight.
And my usual flu jab has just been cancelled. Delivery problems. Not enough drivers.
And infections are rising as children go back to school – and will rise as students go back to universities.
But, if I get infected, should I want to be kept alive – if that is not my choice – and if the social care costs mean I have nothing to pass on to my children (four) and grandchildren (four) for whom I’ve worked and saved.
I’ve rented privately, lived in Notting Hill tower blocks, and shared my home ownership with a housing association – and I would like my children/ grandchildren to have more options.
But social housing was, to a great extent, given away as an election bribe by Thatcher and not replaced – and social care costs will now possibly whittle away at home ownership, except for the better off – however they acquired their dosh.
So, Boris, now is the time to make suicide easier – if ill health means life has no meaning or purpose except starving your family of what you worked for.
The really wealthy – the tax evaders and hedge fund/offshore pundits – need not worry, but I think Boris has just sold Maggie Thatcher’s “property-owning democracy” down the river.
So if I get really ill as I get older I want the suicide option – for the sake of my children and my grandchildren’s future.
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