eltonioni wrote:So nobody has a clue about the exit strategy then. Looks like it’s just going back to work and living with it.
Well, of course it is. You can't make up an exit strategy to something over which you have no control. As I said elsewhere I have barely used public transport since March and have tried to find other options. I had to take two flights but wore a decent quality mask, kept as much distance as possible in the airport and washed or sanitised my hands regularly.
I have tried to avoid enclosed spaces where people from other households are present. Most of the time we've spent with our (grown-up) children has been in the garden. I have been to restaurants, pubs and cafes but only where it has been possible to sit outside. I've been to shops only when necessary and have shopped online where possible. I have continued to work but done all I can remotely and limited contact with others where I couldn't do that. I have worn a mask and kept my distance and washed my hands on arrival at and after visiting other places. Surely that's all just common sense.
There is no exit strategy other than a vaccine, there are simply common sense ways to adapt. If common sense could become a little more common then that would drive infection rates down and might even see the end of the virus before vaccination is an option but people do not like an exit strategy which actually requires them to do something and would rather whinge and whine that the government aren't dealing with this, like they have any control at all.
I know many of you will say test and trace but with the reliability of tests and the likelihood that people will comply with any directions, that seems to be a rather large and distracting red herring to me.