No one can be certain about anything in this crisis, but extreme pessimism around rising cases will not get us anywhere.
Posts Tagged: lockdown
Daniel Hannan: Sweden settled in for the long haul, and now doesn’t need to worry about a second surge
Having correctly judged that there would be no immediate vaccine, it opted for a sustainable response.
James Frayne: Public support for the Government appears to have dropped – but not when it comes to individual policies
People strongly back it banning separate households meeting indoors where infection rates have risen, among other moves.
Richard Holden: Across the “Blue Wall”, there’s little sign Starmer’s approach to the crisis has cut through
His “Goldilocks Politics” of “too much/too little, too fast/too slow” throughout the pandemic is unlikely to win over voters.
Chris Newton: In imposing new Coronavirus restrictions, the Government isn’t doing anything it said it wouldn’t do
Johnson warned that if there was a significant rise in the infection rate, he would not hesitate to “put on the brakes”.
The Labour leader says “this is the right decision, but in future, an announcement of this scale must be done with proper clarity.”
The Health Secretary says tighter rules for parts the Yorkshire and the north west are needed to save lives.
“We should now squeeze the brake pedal in order to keep the virus under control”.
Linden Kemkaran: How our pop-up Summer Academy is providing what most schools didn’t during lockdown
We’re aiming to go over work that our children would have been doing, had they been at school – and get them ready for September.
“On 11th May, we said our goal was to return to life as close to normal as possible, for as many people as possible, as fast and as fairly as possible…”
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Also: DUP demand clarity from Johnson over customs checks, and Abolish the Welsh Assembly get their first representative in it.
Raghib Ali: The harms of lockdown are exceeding the gains – especially when it comes to school closures
Neither the Covid-19 recovery plan nor SAGE’s minutes indicate that a formal “health cost-benefit analysis” has been done. We need one.
He tells us about his views on Hong Kong, and how he balances his “absolute” loyalty to both the church and Government over re-openings for worship.
She says Labour whip had to resign from the Opposition frontbench after admitting a breach of the lockdown rules with her boyfriend.