Take it from me that the US would walk away from talks if we tried to make the adoption of UK rules a precondition of any FTA.
Figures from national reported statistics suggest that the UK is in the middle of the range – above Germany & America but below Belgium & Spain.
Often, these are not only hugely inaccurate, but paint a damagingly distorted picture which can influence public opinion and, through doing so, public policy.
Whatever model is adopted or whatever alternative proposal is deemed better, the public need to know that there is an exit strategy in place.
By taking unnecessary risks with virus transmission we could literally be putting others at greater risk of death if the services they need are blocked.
It should be moved away from how we stop becoming infected ourselves and start to focus on how we stop infecting those who might be at particular risk.