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Amazing to me to see Brits be told 1 in 60 of them had coronavirus in the last week and still respond by largely refusing to wear a mask or crack a window. Especially in a country that lost so many and went through lockdowns. It's like another planet from Japan.
Anecdotally the new virus wave in Egypt seems totally out of control. My entire family has it now. We are praying my grandma will somehow stay safe. Several former university friends too. And no sign any of their diagnoses being counted in the official figures.