Coronavirus UK Updates: Lockdown-sceptics risk total failure unless there’s a drastic change in strategy

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Coronavirus UK Updates: Deaths in England and Wales fall for second week in a row
Coronavirus UK Updates: Deaths in England and Wales fall for second week in a row

Lockdown-sceptics have reached the toughest moment in the war against the Covidarian state, writes Sherelle Jacobs. We are losing. We are exhausted. But we are also confused. For some, suspicion towards the problem has morphed into suspicion towards the solutions.

Those of us who just want it all to end, meanwhile, oscillate wildly between desperation to swallow the Christmas fairytale of vaccines liberating us within weeks and – as tighter measures loom – feelings of outraged humbug.

In other words, the opposition has become a hot mess. This is partly because the future remains a mystery. We simply don’t know whether we are fighting against restrictions that will last another three months or another 30 years, as the jury is still out on how much of a game-changer vaccines will be. We don’t know if they prevent transmission as well as infection or can protect us from new Covid strains, or even how governments will use them to unlock society.

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