Risk modelling on the macro scale will be statistical and if done right could prevent a larger proportion of the population from becoming infected - however the statistics do not help you if you are caught on the wrong side of the statistical divide. What alternative do you have to establishing stricter boundaries in a Swiss cheese life plan?It's a classic Swiss cheese risk analysis. Which is why I'm interested to know how the slices stack compared with attempting to shop.
We're going to have to live (most of us) with this virus, so understanding it is crucial to managing the risks.
I have not been to a shop since my self-inflicted lockdown started, which was one week before the UK made its first announcement to seek herd immunity. I have dry rice to last 5 months, lentils and vitamin supplements to last about 2 months - dried food can be delivered by regular courier without supermarkets. I have fresh/frozen to last 2 weeks max. I have run out of boxed chocolates.
I have an open/unsealed quarantine area for home deliveries with 72 hour general rule. I lack the DIY skill to seal this and it occurs to me that larger older houses have superior sealed porches. To assist disinfection of perishable deliveries I have a spray bottle of diluted bleach and a knife in my porch. It occurs to me that a bucket of diluted bleach with a sealed lid would be safer than a spray. I am clinging to the hope that supermarket deliveries will resume before I feel discomfort.
I have no games to redress self-inflicted work stresses. This is an actual problem.