10-06-2020

All that matters

Honestly, I had planned to get my illustration "Thanks" removed from this frontpage but now that the second half has been blown up in Copenhagen by a demonstration with 15.000 participaters, it cannot pay to remove it. All others may only be gathered 10 persons, yesterday they raised it to 50. Ridiculous. 

With now 17 inpatients I assume that the hospital system can follow, or do you need more ressources?

No matter how many hospital staff rooms it hangs in, we are now in a situation again where it can go terrible wrong.

Being in one of the risk groups, I have now been insolated for 3 months in my new home following the Danish government´s restrictions, without seing my family or friends. 

 

I have been a voluteer local telephone friend aid worker during the close down and every day I have called 27 other people in risk groups and  in the same situation as I myself. All of us experience now that we are not invited for dinners, summer parties or any social activity.  The free people are tired of keeping  the safety distance or show regards. We are losing our close networks more and more. The normal and natural reaction on that is to go out and get some new network..... Just the challenge that we cannot go out when we are insulated.

 

Therefore, a social media as facebook has got a new role. It is where we can show each other some care and empathy and where you can get some understanding and support if you need that. An important part of your daily contact with other people who cares for you when you are insulated.  I am totally grateful to my over 3000 facebook friends for supporting me through this very difficult period of the world history. Nothing is like it was before. Nothing will ever be as it was before. After this, you know who your real friends are, and you also know who will never become a friend of yours. It costs nothing to be nice to other people and it means a lot. It is indispensable, when you have just moved to a new city.

 

The free people don´t care about the groups who are forced to stay home any more, but seriously , a lot of us would prefer to make our own decisions if we want to risk the COVID19 or not. It is a personal decision which other people make for us. 

 

The understanding and respect for those of us in the risk groups who are not in nursing homes or in other ways the societys safety responsibility is becoming less and less. Some people in our lives who are expected to listen and care for us or back one up are becoming more and more vicious, projecting their own unsympatic sides of their personality onto us. Even people who are known as "Always seing the good in all other human beings". The humanists seem to be the worst. The opening situation gets the worst up in some.

 

Mean comments like: " You have to die anyway," is everyday food.

If anybody have the rights to decide if my life is over, it is me myself.

 

Another common comment these day is "Sometime you have to take a chance " ...-  well what seems to be to taking a harmless chance for you, means that I have to put my life at risk.

You expect me to put my life on risk to hug you or be physically near you.

I  still die from this virus if I get it. So sorry, but I have not finished living my life.

 

 

I miss some information from the Danish authorities about how I and other people in the risk groups can get safe out among normal people again because we are being abandoned here. I miss Søren Brostrøm telling us how to get out in a safe way, without stigmatizing us among the rest of the population.

 

I have even got a social control order not to write about my feelings in public, ie I have to follow another person´s own rigid and superficial norms on the social medias, because I have no rights for my freedom of speech. This is what the pandemy has done to my life.

 

But you know what?

 

As long as no one calls me during a 3 uninsured confinement months to hear how I am feeling or help me with the practical, such as as obtaining protective equipment or alco for cleaning everything, which we did not get delivedered until 1 month ago, and then blames me for not being able to come up with anything, and as long as this blog can draw over 10.000 new readers in just over a month,..... it is OK for me to express my feelings in public which is similar to several hundred thousands of other people in the risk groups right now.

 

Then we get back to the "No lives matter"- 15.000 people demonstration the other day in Copenhagen..... Oh, it wasn´t the name of the demonstration? But thats the signal you are sending to the rest of the Danish society.

 

Sorry to say, but Your good intensions and messages have drowned in your ruthless lack of community mind towards the hundreds of thousands of us who has build this society up and who pay your cash social benefits every month.  The Government has asked you to take a Covid19-test. It is not enough. You have to pay for your irresponsibility yourself, otherwise, there will again not be enough tests for us in the risk groups when we need it. 

 

By the way:

What do you think will happen when an exposed group of 15.000 is trampling on a huge invisible group as the risk groups are, let say over 1.000.000 people? 

We are not dead yet, so my qualified guess is, that this demonstration will  hurt your cause more than it will benefit you. 

 

Best regards

 Lisbet Lark

 

 

June 22th 2020: 

37 inpatients with Covid19 at Danish hospitals. (Source: Statens Serum Institut)

 

June 25th 2020:

36 inpatients with Covid19 at Danish hospitals. (Statens Serum Institut)

 

June 30th 2020:

32 inpatients, 

1119 persons are ill with Covid. Number is definer as the difference between tested positive persons and recovered persons after illness . Source: Statens Serum Institut.