NONSENSICAL and unbearable suffocation of the beating coronary heart of Britain’s economic system, only one week earlier than letting all the nation roam free for Christmas.
That’s the one technique to describe the Authorities’s maddening resolution to plunge London, plus a few of Essex and Hertfordshire, into Tier 3 restrictions, probably from as early as midnight on Wednesday.
How does this devastating Tier 3 resolution make any sense forward of the nation being allowed to roam free for Christmas?Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation
How does this resolution make ANY sense simply two weeks after a devastating nationwide lockdown we had been informed would deliver an infection charges beneath management?
The place is the proof that bankrupting all the hospitality business and West Finish will management the growing charges of coronavirus?
How can the pious Well being Secretary Matt Hancock proceed to countenance permitting journey all through the UK over Christmas?Credit score: AP:Related Press
If public well being is at stake and the NHS is beneath menace, then how can the pious Well being Secretary Matt Hancock proceed to countenance permitting journey all through the UK between December 23 and 27?
Is it not the case that shutting Covid-secure eating places and pubs will merely push younger tremendous spreaders in London to host extra non-public events and mini raves that the police merely can’t begin to patrol?
Present me the proof that bankrupting the West Finish will cease the unfold of Covid.Credit score: Alamy Dwell Information
Now, I really perceive the frustration from folks in different components of the nation like Manchester, who’ve been subjected to those livelihood and freedom destroying native lockdowns for months on finish already.
However two wrongs don’t a proper make.
The hospitality business has been completely battered by these devastating lockdowns.Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation
That is why I’ve been arguing for a while that the one answer for dwelling with Covid is the implementation of evidence-based restrictions that the general public adjust to by making use of their widespread sense.
The Swedish answer was all the time a lot extra wise as a result of it inspired voluntary compliance over a protracted time frame.
Let’s be sincere, even probably the most optimistic of us concede there’s going to be at the least a yr of stringent restrictions earlier than that is near over.
A nationwide January lockdown blamed on our unhealthy behaviour over Christmas appears to be like to be the subsequent close to certainty.
Nevertheless it’s turning into more and more troublesome to take the Authorities’s relentless scaremongering significantly.
In actual fact, I spoke to a variety of younger folks over the weekend who inform me they don’t even hassle to search out out what the most recent restrictions are anymore.
As I’ve all the time stated, as somebody who suffered from the virus early with important unwanted side effects, Covid is usually a lethal sickness that have to be taken significantly.
However there is no such thing as a proof to indicate that relentless cease/begin lockdowns that injury public belief, destroy lives and obliterate the economic system are an efficient technique to fight it.