It’s time to write about the Coronavirus again, because I worry that some of us have forgotten that we are not out of the woods yet.
In fact, Europe is looking particularly worrisome, with the UK going back into a lockdown next week and other countries dealing with fresh spikes in numbers.
While the president last week allayed fears of a return to Lockdown Level 3, there are the occasional rumours and threats.
Before the president’s address, KZN’s Premier Sihle Zikalala warned of a return to a hard lockdown, if our behaviour doesn’t change.
His one comment summed up the situation best for me.
He said: “There is no use in chasing profits today, only to be shut down by a hard lockdown tomorrow.”
While it is accurate, it is also ignorant, because companies have been playing profit catch-up at an ever-increasing rate, at the expense of caution.
And individuals have been partying like there’s no tomorrow.
Over the past seven months, we have seen how quickly things can change.
So the president’s tune could very easily change in coming weeks, if our Covid-19 numbers continue to climb.
We could be celebrating the big days in hard lockdown; and that will be on us.