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Sometimes you just have to shake your head at all this madness and just wonder about the long-term psychological damage this whole contrived 'coronavirus pandemic' has had on people.

 

I came across this utterly ridiculous example today on the BBC News website.

 

Rathlin Island: The UK island with no coronavirus cases

Rathlin Island is the northernmost point of Northern Ireland

From: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-54229679

 

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No shopping trips, no nightclubs, no cinema visits. National lockdown felt pretty different for most of us.

But on Rathlin Island, a small L-shaped bit of land off the coast of Northern Ireland, they're used to it.

Although it hasn't had any cases of Coronavirus, Rathlin went in to lockdown in March.

"It's definitely a slower pace here anyway," 18-year-old Orlagh Cecil tells Radio 1 Newsbeat.

She's one of around 150 people who actually live on Rathlin Island, and she works in its only pub.

 

No cases, but the island went into 'lockdown' anyway. To be fair, some people might argue this be a sensible move.

 

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But the main difference between Rathlin Island and the rest of the UK at the moment is that it hasn't had any coronavirus cases.

"We locked down back in March.

"At first they reduced the ferry timetable, but then they stopped it completely."

The ferry is the only way to get to mainland UK from Rathlin, so shutting it off completely was a big decision.

"Food, stuff for the nurse and post was all that could come over."

The island has one district nurse who stays there, and can be contacted by phone. There's no hospital or doctor's surgery.

It opened back up for visitors in July, with social distancing in place, although not many have come.

 

This is where it gets ridiculous though. Consider the fact the island had NO 'cases' of coronavirus before it went into lockdown, and it has had very few visitors since then...

 

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Orlagh says some residents weren't keen on reopening the island.

"Some people are still shielding now, they're still nervous and they don't want to mix with anybody."

 

Wait, what?! WHAT are they shielding from? Why are they nervous about mixing with the other 150 people on the island when there were NO cases on that island? Or are the small number of visitors to the island considered 'dangerous'?

 

Is 'shielding' some new expression for"'locking yourself away in your home away from contact with other human beings"?

 

I'm sorry, but this is a new level of ridiculousness. Just wait until the first resident there has a mild case of the 'sniffles', then perhaps some eyes will be opened.

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17 hours ago, Grumpy Owl said:

Sometimes you just have to shake your head at all this madness and just wonder about the long-term psychological damage this whole contrived 'coronavirus pandemic' has had on people.

 

I came across this utterly ridiculous example today on the BBC News website.

 

Rathlin Island: The UK island with no coronavirus cases

Rathlin Island is the northernmost point of Northern Ireland

From: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-54229679

 

 

No cases, but the island went into 'lockdown' anyway. To be fair, some people might argue this be a sensible move.

 

 

This is where it gets ridiculous though. Consider the fact the island had NO 'cases' of coronavirus before it went into lockdown, and it has had very few visitors since then...

 

 

Wait, what?! WHAT are they shielding from? Why are they nervous about mixing with the other 150 people on the island when there were NO cases on that island? Or are the small number of visitors to the island considered 'dangerous'?

 

Is 'shielding' some new expression for"'locking yourself away in your home away from contact with other human beings"?

 

I'm sorry, but this is a new level of ridiculousness. Just wait until the first resident there has a mild case of the 'sniffles', then perhaps some eyes will be opened.

Those people don't deserve to have a life since they are so eager to stop living anyway. Weirdos. 

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