GonzoEGLL wrote:Sadly it is. Many hospitals' ICUs are already full. If I, or you, get sick I would very much like there to be capacity within the emergency services and hospital system to treat you or me, and not someone who had a forced landing, or crashed his or her car on the way to the aerodrome to go for a flight. etc etc etc.
I think that's a specious argument. The increased burden on the NHS from people who are changing their habits trying to follow the rules is surely multiple orders of magnitude higher, to the point where any increased burden from aviation-related accidents is surely insignificant. Let alone the increased burden on the NHS by a bunch of aviators flying while less current, as will surely happen in a few months.
A much stronger argument is that if we're all seen to be doing our part in following the rules, some of the ones who are breaking them in an actually dangerous way might be influenced into falling in line. I'm pretty sure that this is one way to reduce the burden on the NHS that is far more effective than the reduced risk of someone having an accident flying.
I have not been flying even before the restrictions to reduce the risk of catching and spreading the virus to those I care about. But I refuse to support the idea that flying is dangerous for the reason you gave. It plainly isn't.