Unless you're part of the 30% and especially if you're one of the ones who die.
But where is the solution, or where does it end? Genuine question not trying to wind people up.
We were told the vaccine would see us back to normal by summer...last year.
We were then told actually it doesnt stop you catching or spreading covid but two vaccines are enough
We were told a booster would be required, now we are hearing Israel is considering a 4th vaccine..we are now told the vaccine is losing potency after 10 weeks, therefore vaccines could be indefinite until a cure. Which might be fine if we could ggt back to normality but we wint.
We will come out this period and possibly told the virus has mutated again and spreading quicker.. its like a fibre optic of the virus world.
We are told the people who wont get vaccinated are a danger to others because they wont get vaccinated..then there was a rebuff of that because even people with the vaccine can spread it. However we are told now that the unvaccinated will fill the hospitals..dome countries like Austria arw virtually taking away the choice of yes or no..despite people being told there will be no pressure.
Even if we bring the R number down, come spring it will probably rise again as people once again mix. It appears we could do this for a long long time until this pattern stops, meanwhile scaremongering goes on.
I dont dispute people die, I do wonder as we move forward how many people would have died within a couple of mo tha anyway due to other health issues.
I am I no way trying to say deaths do not matter, but I do think they also need to be counted against other factors like social isolation, mental health problems, poor quality of life particularly in peoples last couple of years. Alcoholism and drug use increasing, workers being laid off and businesses crashing..suicides, mental and physical illnesses can be a result of any of these issues also.
These of course are issues the goverment (all goverments) are wrestling with.
I do not envy them but I do not think continual lockdown is the answer