Of course you’re right. It’s obviously more hope than anything else. I’m happy to be an optimist rather than a harbinger of doom. The way I see it, the country/world cannot continue in this vein into next year, because the whole economic system will crash if we do. Just look at the aviation industry as just one small part of it. So when the statistics clearly show that certain age/health groups are much more vulnerable than the overwhelming majority, then Governments will have to come up with the appropriate strategy and advice. They are already talking about the next stage being more advisory in nature, rather than overt state control. The Government aren’t going to pay everybody’s wages until next year that’s for sure.
There are plenty of academics who voice similar views, so I don’t think I’m being extreme in voicing my personal views. Other hugely threatening viruses have come and gone over the years and I suppose we have to hope this one does too.
I’m going back to work next week, despite having been in ED myself a week ago. I’m either a f***ing idiot or just someone who thinks he is prepared to get on with life, taking reasonable precautions whilst being no threat to anybody else. I’m certainly not sitting about until they develop a vaccine perhaps by next year, which will only be about 50percent effective anyway. By the way, I don’t think I’m a f***ing idiot even if you might!