THE POSITIVE PROFESSOR
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WHEN we sent our letter to the chief medical officers on Monday we knew that it would ruffle a few feathers.
But I had no idea quite how big the splash would be.
Sadly many have lashed out, but in such a tense time that is to be expected.
It does seem like it may have reached its intended audience. For days it seemed like we were all being prepared for a full second lockdown – the circuit break.
I genuinely think it was a real option being considered by ministers.
The measures that have been announced are far from that. I’m not sure what difference pubs closing at 10pm will have if a group of six can head back to a house for a few more drinks, but clearly the Government felt it had to announce something.
I would think trying to keep people in relatively secure environments would make more sense than cramming them into a front room.
After a few pints will people strictly adhere to the rule of six? I’m not so sure to be honest. And it’s going to get colder now so gardens are not an option. I really thought that the Government was going to ban socialising indoors between households, just like in March and April.
The mental health consequences of that again would be enormous, so I’m pleased that we haven’t seen such strict measures yet.
Looking at the figures, I’m not nearly as gloomy as Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty and Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance.
The 50,000 cases a day warning was clearly designed to scare us all and isn’t going to happen.
We just have to keep such a close eye on the hospital figures. They are climbing, but nowhere near like they were in March and April.
As always, we all need to be cautious and sensible, but I am pleased we haven’t been plunged into another full lockdown.