First – let me be clear: I’m no expert.
But simple logic suggests that the current government’s idea of engendering herd immunity is both logical and cruel – people will die now, who might otherwise die later – even much, much later.
But if we keep well apart until further notice which is broadly the French suggestion, then we will all be fine – until we get back together again….
It is an extremely difficult conundrum and I’m not criticising either decision – but what I think I must criticise is the lack of UK government support for self isolating – that is absolutely essential in order to gain healthcare time. So why on earth is there no carte blanche, regardless of individual circumstances, to reimburse any and all income lost?
Yes, it may be abused, but when we know that the government creates money out of thin air and owns a bank, why exactly, when we are facing up to a world pandemic, does that have any importance at all?
Society needs it. Full stop.
I really would support – even this government – if it did that.