We're not locking down to get rid of the virus, we're locking down to get back in control. We are completely out of control. We don't know how many people have the virus, we're not even doing random tests to check our statistical calculations of how many people might have the virus. The biggest issue is that a lot of people are not locking down. Sports Direct attitude to their managers being an example of that. Outlier? I have no idea. Johnson is rudderless and so are we until we do this for real, for at least 14 days, then go from there. We're not even testing doctors and nurses who have symptoms thay have to self-isolate instead. Viruses do not respond to economic measures and businesses are nothing without staff and customers. Save people first, taking account of the economy second. Johnson is lazy and slap-dash. We need another pm. Sarah Wollaston would be my choice.Well, yeah, duh!
A lock down isn't going to get rid of the virus. Hence I really don't understand why it is locking down everyone, rather than locking down the vulnerable.
If we lock down the vulnerable first, then the NHS can deal with the small number of hospitalised cases from the statistical outliers of the main, robust population, and then slowly re-introduce the vulnerable groups in a series of controlled 'releases', probably best by age groups and/or specific conditions. Oldest and those with respiratory disease are 'unlocked' last.
I mean, really, FFS, is it that hard to figure out?