As of autumn 2020 there seems little prospect that the Crowthorne Community Minibus will be providing any service until summer 2021 at the earliest. For all concerned this a very sorry state of affairs as elderly people, more than others, need social contact to combat loneliness, and outings on the minibus, shared with friends, were much appreciated. Some passengers said this was a lifeline for them.
There is no doubt that when this pandemic struck us earlier this year there was much concern about the death rate, particularly in care homes and amongst the elderly. Since those early days the hospitalisations and death rates have tumbled and are now within the seasonal normal. But any return to normal normal seems a long way off as masks are now in fashion and we're still playing "Simon says".
Using official data we can see that the daily death rate of those dying in late 2020, within 28 days of a positive Covid test, is not rising more than should be expected as winter approaches. And as most deaths occur in people with underlying health problems the chances of dying if you're healthy is negligible, no matter what your age.
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