Should we close footpaths because of Coronavirus?

Jim’s ideas about shutting down the footpaths. Also, another book with wisdom about living on a farm. Plus a comment from a pleased reader.

Jim Webster

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I think there are a couple of sides to this. There are those footpaths which run up along the side of the house. Now might be a good time to get them diverted. But that is from a general privacy point of view. It has very little to do with the virus, although the authorities might be more sympathetic if you get your appeal in now.  But for most footpaths I think the answer is strictly no.
First let’s look at the reality of the situation. At the moment my lady wife and I are locked down because we’re recovering from what was probably coronavirus. The embarrassing thing about this virus is that that majority of us will end up being a bit vague as to whether we’ve had it or not.

Even if you get it, how serious is it. There’s an interesting article in the Lancet

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30244-9/fulltext

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