pwa wrote:simonhill wrote:This post is about next year and I suspect lots of forum members will want to head off across mainland Europe then. Just look at the interest shown on the withdrawn ferry post.
I appreciate you are talking about next year but right now the best case scenario is that a vaccine (or two) starts being used by next spring and by mid summer we may see some signs of reducing rates. If everything goes well we may be getting back to normal(ish) by the autumn. That is what I am telling myself. I want some hope but I don't want unrealistic hope.
I doubt if it'll be next year. Even if a vaccine is available then you have the horrendous job of vaccinating the entire UK and Europe. In the UK if you do 100k a day it'll take 650 days just to do us lot. That's assuming everyone shows up on time. If Bojo the Clown can't organise track & trace now then I would think 100k a day is optimistic. 20% won't have it due to antivax hysteria and will act as a reservoir ready to reinfect us all if, as in the case with flu, a yearly jab is needed.The gov can't even order the correct amount of flu vaccine each year so what hope covid.
The whole thing is utterly depressing and made much worse by the collective madness of brexit.
The bright side is that I've inherited an old dog so can't do a long tour until he dies. But today he went for his first trip in his new doggy trailer - total weight of dog and cart is 55kg!! So at least we can do day trips and maybe, just maybe, a 3 day tour and having towed a 55kg weight I should be fit a least.