Wait till he finds out that lockdowns don’t work either. Despite large parts of the country seeing falling infection rates and others with hardly any serious cases, Boris Cromwell has put England back under home arrest for a month. I despair. He has to go.
Hospitalisations and cases are nowhere near what they were in the Spring. All we have now is the usual late-Autumn wave of respiratory illnesses. And this lockdown is going to be much, much worse than the first. The weather was great from March to June. Even so, we had an epidemic of mental illnesses and suicides. The long term affect on cancers and other undiagnosed illnesses will be terrible and there’s no avoiding it.
This lockdown, truly a testament to the appalling state of public governance, will be suffered in the dark and the cold. Spring’s lockdown wrecked Britain’s public finances, bankrupted businesses, baked millions of British redundancies into the cake, caused hundreds of thousands of serious illnesses and diseases to go undiagnosed and untreated, yet the virus was not defeated. It was just paused because lockdowns only pause epidemics. When you lift restrictions, in the absence of herd immunity or a vaccine, it will creep back.
We know that the NHS has sufficient bedspace. It now much better therapeutics. There is not a single good reason for national house arrest again but there are hundreds against. Boris Johnson and his dull, narrow-minded advisors need to go.