The epidemic may last a long time anyway, if a second peak occurs Old guys rule in it for the long haul shirt, followed, perhaps by a third and maybe more. Each will bring the risk of overwhelming the NHS, so may mean further episodes of lockdown. Countries which stopped the pandemic more effectively than we have are already seeing more infections and deaths now they have begun easing their lockdowns. There will be a mass exodus to the coast and countryside at the weekend if the weather is good we will see if we have gone too fast in a couple of weeks after that no doubt.
It’s the most vulnerable who should be protected the most Old guys rule in it for the long haul shirt. Most people will adhere to the advice most of the time which should minimise the risks, and almost all will want to protect the vulnerable. A vaccine may never be found which would mean endless cycle of lockdown. These yesterday people should keep quiet, they’re not doing any good apart from muddying the water. Go quietly. There is no cure, no vaccine yet. It is madness to say we can ease Lockdown and should not extend it. The government has got this wrong. They are putting money considerations the economy before our health.