Well that's worked. Made me thing Covid-19 getting me isn't too bad after all.
I understand what you write Hood, the logic/outcome being to flatten the peak--so to speak in this round, it makes a reasoned sense.A more logical way of looking at it is, yes almost everyone will get it. The idea is to slow it down and prolong the process, so that some nurses, doctors, electricity/water workers, dustmen etc. get sick along with some ordinary people and there is someone left to look after them. Then when the carers get sick those who have already gone through it or not had it yet, will look after them and so on. Otherwise the lights will go out, there will be no staff to stack toilet rolls, no undertakers for the dead. Yes there will be people who die but how many would have died with the virus, rather than from it, and would have died anyway? I bet the statistics for deaths by heart attack, COPD and diabetes etc show a steep decline over the same period.
Unless there is a vaccine found, or it burns itself out like SARS it needs to be almost like a production line illness.
You ARE a cheerful bugga aren't you. I don't think you should spread fear and despondency like this. There is quite enough rumour mongering going around as it is.IMO it is inevitable at least 75% of the population is going to go down with Covid 19 to some degree or another at some point.
The spiel being spun, the many measures being undertaken to protect the elderly, the vulnerable is bullshittt , the reality is they are not being/can't be protected, they are in essence being asked to hide and die, if possible with little complaint. Those to old, vulnerable, ill in hospital, many will die.
You have a 75 year old on a ventilator, struggling and a couple of 40 year olds or younger who can survive on balance of probabilities with the aid of a ventilator 90 minutes on and off between them,—well you can see where I’m going with this.
There are several shades of transparity and this country is being fed a smoked glass version of it and this will continue until the obvious, the drip fed inevitability of what may come becomes the transparity.
Regardless of all the cheep money borrowed and what this will cost the Government, the money saved on not paying out on state pensions and other benefits, the final toll, years down the line, it will be win, win whom ever is in power.
Protecting the elderly, the infirm, the vulnerable--it's all bolllocks and none of us should be believing it.