...and the troubling thought is this:
If something isn't working, is it wise to go on doing it?
Last year's general lockdown was meant to crush the virus, but it didn't. It turned out to be the wrong policy. The virus doesn't affect everyone: in the young and healthy it isn't the problem that it is for the old and frail. So why enforce a general lockdown?
At least we can now hope for the vaccine to start being given out. Weirdly, my experience is that some of the people who were most emphatic about supporting lockdown, even seeming to relish it, are now among those saying they are nervous about having the vaccine!!!