Of course it is Coronavirus. AKA: COVID-19. What else could I be talking about? It has been the focal point of the year. We in the UK have been through the whole gamut of emotions when it comes to our ‘Invisible Adversary’. The disbelief, the grief and everything in between. Now when it comes to COVID-19, much controversy has arisen over whether our Lockdown situation is due to a Pandemic or a Plandemic (the conspiracy theory insisting that we are being totally misinformed by officials about the pandemic). So what are we to believe?


Locked down or locked up; whichever way you spin it, the general consensus is that people are fed up. The combat with our ‘Invisible Enemy’ has left people disillusioned and wary of the restrictions provided by the government. Even during the government’s second imposed lockdown, people can still be seen on the streets not giving a care for social distancing and health and safety guidelines. The phrase ‘seeing is believing’ is a phrase bandied about by many. Little do we know, many people believe that since we cannot directly see the virus, that we have no business believing it. Pandemic or Plandemic?


 Students at GCSE level at the time of the 6 month Lockdown have also fully felt the strain of losing vital fissures of their education. The syllabus has been thinned out to the dregs to accommodate time lost from Lockdown. However, students believe that no matter how skeletal and watered down the curriculum becomes, the school experience will never be recovered. Not having the opportunity to to do their exams in the first place, and then being robbed of their rightful grade caused superfluous stress to our young people. According to youngminds.org.uk, 58% of students described their mental health as poor prior to schools returning. The state of the mental health of students has been overlooked and understated in favour of the economy and politics. We are cutting off our nose to spite our face. Pandemic or Plandemic?


Not long ago, BBC news reported the death of a woman in a residential home after her husband was denied visitation. The husband simply said ‘my wife died of despair.’ Following her husband's denial of his ability to see his wife during lockdown, the woman refused to take her medication, causing her self induced death. Not only are our elderly being affected, the young and impressionable are too. Children as young as the age of seven are being inversely affected, without even having depth of knowledge on the situation.  When dropping my younger sister to her first day of school after lockdown; I noticed that she and her classmates’ behaviour had changed. We walked past the school gates clad with PPE and armed with sanitiser bottles. My sister clad eyes upon her dearest friend whom she had not seen for the entirety of 6 months, both their faces lit up as they ran towards each other excitedly. Their smiles widening; footfalls getting faster; the distance between them shortening…until... STOP. The smiles faded and children drew to a halt. Neither child could come within a two metre radius of one another. No hugs could be shared. My sister settled for a meagre “Hello”. What has this nation come to? Do we live up to our title of ‘Great Britain’?

Pandemic, or Plandemic?


For centuries we have been told to look for the signs of the times, now we are living in the times of the signs.The thing is we are fighting something we cannot see. The evidence against COVID is infallible, shown quite frankly by the devastation it has caused. We can debate this issue until the cows come home, the truth is that the virus has split nations and much more. Its ramifications are irreversible and deeply engraved into British history. So where does this lead us, is it a Pandemic or a Plandemic? What do you think?

Don't ask me, I am too young to have a valid opinion, I am merely a spectator of the antics, patiently waiting for normality to return. We are all waiting for normality to return.      Whatever that may be.