These are two major dangers to indefinite restrictions. One relates to immunity, and the other is around how long people can cope with them.
Posts Tagged: Austria
A given country can’t be the model for how to combat Covid-19 one month and not the next.
The international community should be more critical of the country, but that’s difficult when others have also embraced draconian rules.
By uniting behind Johnson’s plan, and replicating the approach of these two mayors, the the environment can become a winning issue for the party.
The AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine. A run down of the developments across Europe as extreme caution takes hold.
The suspension of the vaccine will lead to more problems in areas that are already struggling with their roll outs.
I urge both sides to continue to work together so that our peoples can go about their daily lives free from avoidable harm.
Trump, Parler, bias, free speech, incitement – and regulation. Beware of the cure being worse than the disease.
State action to regulate social media is unproblematic in principle, but deeply problematic in practice – and the law of unintended consequences applies.
France and Austria in particular show that a much more vigorous and coherent defence of the liberal democratic model is both possible and necessary.
The Government is up against the clock to justify its next set of restrictions – as the Covid Recovery Group grows
Even if the Government ends lockdown on December 2, it will be under pressure to prove why some areas should be under a tiered system.
Anthony Browne: It’s time to drop the defeatist narrative about Britain and Covid-19. We have had many successes.
The coverage of death rates in this country has been lacking in nuance – leading people to have skewed perceptions of the UK’s performance.
Alec Shelbrooke: Next year’s exam season should be postponed – to allow more catch-up time in schools
It would require the willingness of exam boards to adjust their timetables. But with the will to achieve this, it could be done.
Graham Brady: As it stands, the quarantine plan won’t work, will wreck holidays, damage aviation – and lose jobs
It would be a sad irony if we chose to shut down the international connectivity on which so much of our prosperity depends.
Fortunately, there are workable alternatives on the table already – see what’s happening at Heathrow and Vienna, and in Iceland.
The government’s initial response was in fact admirably Burkean. The full force of law was used sparingly. And you know what? It did the trick.
Trying to decipher which Government has been “best” and “worst” at handling the crisis is a tricky endeavour.