Herd immunity, a phrase spat out by Beth Rigby and Adam Boulton, is in fact the only route out of our crisis. A six month lockdown is not going to find any obedient takers. There is a small chance people might go for a in and out type strategy where we get sent home again for a few weeks for a week or two out again. This will work better when we have an antibody test.
What I have not seen though, amongst the cheerleading for the NHS, is that when reality hits in a few weeks time, it could get nasty. For lockdown to end, we need to accept ongoing illness and deaths. The NHS workers have to deliver this and risk themselves at the same time. Over time, when they see everyone else going back to normal this will be resented by them - as I would myself.
Where is the danger money? Where is the 💯 effective PPE and process?
Without these it is only a matter of time until the unions strike or the NHS suffers mass illness and nurses and careers stop going to work. I think both of these remedies can be found but they need to be high on the Government’s agenda. Also it needs to be clear to the public that we are expecting those in the NHS to suffer as footsoldiers in war and to treat them with the respect this deserves.