But now we’re talking about something different. My point stands when it comes to the statistics you’re disputing - figures, history, and information into how they’re collected is presented on the Coronavirus dashboard.
On the topic of Cronyism that we’re seeing, we can agree - it’s deplorable, especially when you start to see the connections between those involved (Dido Harding’s husband, John Penrose, is the government’s anti-corruption champion, for example). It comes to something when it comes to investigating yourself and finding no evidence of wrongdoing.
We are fighting a seemingly loosing battle at the minute, yes, but one has to hope that once the vaccines start to take effect we’ll see the resultant deaths reduce overall. Then we can move onto tackling other things now we know the NHS can continue to care for everyone and not just those in dire straights with Covid.
Additionally, given a party that’s led by a team that backed “taking back control of our borders”, and won two general elections on that, I continue to find it amazing that they refuse to have effective border controls in place.
Personally, I’d trust whichever team isn’t willing to sacrifice other humans*, with a limited attempt at protecting them, all because they’re watching their investments go down the pan. We can’t save everyone, that’s a fact, but letting the virus rip through society would devastate us and overrun the NHS in no time at all. You don’t need a scientist to tell you that - you can see it. Look at the volume of cases with measures in place - what do you think would happen if they weren’t?
*Sadly there will come a point where we have to tolerate/accept a certain amount of risk - as we do with the flu. We aren’t there yet, we won’t be for a while, and we definitely weren’t there at the start of the pandemic.