Do you think the longer lockdown goes on for, protests/riots will become regular weekly thing? Millions of people loosing their jobs, children not in school. A lot of angry people who can’t afford to pay their bills, feed their families, with time on their hands. Furlough is starting to be wound down from August, I can see millions of people being made redundant. UC isn’t enough to live on. Also protest gatherings just spreading the virus so the R rate never goes down. Wouldn’t it be better to get everyone back to work and school before our society breaks down?
Well...that's what they are trying to do. But it has to be a gradual process, watching R. They have to take on advice from scientists although I suspect it might be longer now, due to the protests yesterday.