Pottypilgrim wrote: You don't seem to have taken into account the 'unprecedented' bit. Also, there is a huge factor that you seem to be overlooking and that is the number of people who failed to play their part in containing this virus. Those people that flouted all advice/rules and still went about their business as they have always done. You can put all the measures in place possible but if people ignore what they are being told then there is very little else you can do. The measures to protect had to be put in place gradually. It had to be an iterative process otherwise there would have been people bumping their gums about not treating people as adults or the govt were imposing something akin to martial law. The people themselves have to take a large part of the responsibility for the death rate but I guess we can't say that can we, after all, we don't tend to take responsibility for our own actions nowadays do we. Its always someone else's fault.
Oh I see it was only unprecedented in this country, not the other 195 , oh its all clear now. And all the things I listed, the corruption, late decisions etc etc were all our fault , its only in the UK that people didn't take responsibility. Mate have you ever thought of a life in politics , the lot in charge would love someone like you to join the team.
And how ironic that the people going on about losing their freedom, muzzles et al are predominately in..................................... the Conservative Party including many of their MPs !