I've not been hyper critical of the administration until now because let's face it no cunt knew how to deal with this... we've theorized and modeled it but until it arrives tou simply dont know what tou are facing.I think simply the difference between countries like greece,sth korea,china,france,spain is that they dont offer advice,they have given instruction.For right or wrong a government should lead not advise,you dont have grey areas,it either applies to you or it doesnt,how do you know if it applies to you when its "we encourage people to go back to work",,they may as well have said do what you want and take your chances its up to you. Pussyclaad.....
I genuinely believe that our goveremnt fell into the age old trap of fighting their last battle as opposed to fighting their next one.
Countries that did well, you could argue went in harder without knowing the full facts. Our government and the US to an extent went the other way (I believe as a result of lessons learned from the last swine flu pandemic) and chose to review current evidence as a way of tackling the pandemic without crippling the already fragile and shrinking economy. This approach now seems to have been the wrong one and it's clear the wrong lessons were learnt.
This latest "message" (messages usually convey some information) does nothing to enhance the picture and is akin to the blond combovered whopper in the states making another bigly, great announcement.
We were behind other countries so we did have the opportunity to view what seemed to be working and follow it. We didnt and the plan was impotent and failed.
We're still in that situation and it transpires that other countries "R" rates are on the march again which will lead to a second spike in the infections and deaths. We still havent learned from their mistakes.
Buch of cunts.