A national circuit breaker lockdown was ruled out by the Government after Labour said that several might be needed and each could last longer than three weeks.
Michael Gove, the Cabinet Office minister, left the door open for a regional variant of the policy, however, by criticising it only for imposing blanket restrictions on places where infection rates were lower.
He said that opposing stringent measures in the name of the economy was an erroneous argument because businesses would suffer if the virus was not brought under control.
We should say no to another lockdown and the figures revealed a 3 per cent increase in infection over seven days. What happened to the doubling of the infection every seven days and how do these figures warrant a national lockdown?
And our supposed experts can make as many crazy and assertive projections as they like because they’ll never be held accountable for any wrongs, and the most peculiar feature of the present situation is the refusal of Ministers to learn from experience.
If a full lockdown of several months didn’t work, either here in the United Kingdom or elsewhere, why does our Government imagine that lesser measures such as the Rule of Six, travel prohibitions, pub curfews or two-week circuit breakers will do any good.
The truth is we have no idea what our Government thinks its doing, and in the absence of answers to these somewhat apparent questions, we have to presume that Ministers have no idea what they’re doing either.
And eventually, there will be riots and Boris Johnson will be disposed, or leave from burnout and disrepute, felt throughout the entire country.
COVID is a revolution engine by people defying Government authority and this has been a disastrous response to a real disease misinterpreted by all.
Measures are not helping the slowing of the disease and if every single person followed to the letter of the law and article of guidance, there would probably still be a raging pandemic.
Furthermore, if natural or vaccine assisted herd immunity isn’t to be a cure-all, then the end game is that this COVID will be with us for an extremely long time – much longer than we first thought and we can’t economically or even healthily afford lockdowns that would accrue over that time.
This virus is going to be about for years and people must start to realise this, and short term measures aren’t going to help.
How many circuit breakers are we supposed to have over the next few years because it’s a good idea? This will cause more businesses to crumple which will mean more unemployment, which will feed us into a deeper recession.
What the Government and others should be doing is looking into endurable ways of diminishing the risk of spreading the virus without the Lame Stream media flogging people in all directions so that they can create issues which they can then report on.
Test and Trace, for example, is null and void now, it’s finished and total garbage and most people don’t even have the app on their phones and many people are doing the opposite of the guidance and the law for the guidance or the law to be useful.
And barely anyone stays two metres away from each other in the street and only two fifths, if that, wear masks in the street, and now, so much of it has become absurd and a mystery.
Whatever way we look at it, COVID is here to stay for a very long time, and there aren’t many viable solutions, and vaccines are interesting because when or if they do come up with one, two fifths or even a third of the population won’t take it.