Of the 42,000+ people who have died on these shores from the virus, I heard a stat 2 weeks ago that 307 were aged under 60 and without underlying health conditions......yet here we are about to go into further lockdowns, destroy large sections of the economy, put millions into unemployment, and increase the social divide
We lost someone close to us at the start of all this and when we had no information on the virus, we needed to do what we needed to do, and in no way am I cheapening life......but isn't this all a bit disproportionate now given what we know?
Just as the elderly are more at risk from normal flu, pneumonia etc...so they are with this virus
30,000 odd people supposedly die from pollution - have we banned all petrol/diesel cars immediately and told the entire population not to drive because they put the vulnerable at risk? No
18m people a year globally die from cardiovascular illness - have we banned all fatty foods? No
30,000 people in the UK are injured in road accidents of which 2,000+ die every year - again have we banned cars? No
We were told we would need to live with this virus, but it seems increasingly like 'living' means doing nothing that anyone enjoys - no holidays, no cinema, no pub, no sport.
Most economists I know are predicting a vaccine approved in Q1 2021, and widespread vaccination in Q2/Q3. Are we supposed to shut everything, live in a cave and have the Government pay everyone's wages for another 9-12 months?
Our kids will be working till their 85 at this rate.....