Well... the long awaited lockdown-exit "road map" was unveiled yesterday. No great surprises: most of it had been leaked with a fair degree of accuracy in the couple of weeks leading up to it.
"Buccaneer Boris" he isn't: I can understand his decision to tread carefully, the last thing we want at this stage is yet another panic-reversal of easements, caused by not knowing which of them has caused another spread of infections. On the other hand, the lives of every man, woman and child in the country have been disrupted - in some cases tragically - for almost a whole year now and Doctors Doom and Gloom need to understand that people will only put up with so much for so long before the proverbial worm starts turning.
At the present rate of progress it won't be long before half the adult population has been vaccinated and while I'm not suggesting we throw the other half to the wolves and let them take their chances, making everyone wait until 21st June for a complete return to normality is beginning to look increasingly unsustainable as a policy.
Rumours are emerging, too, of dissent among Sage members who have been apparently publicising to the media their own predictions and conclusions, often conflicting with the official "scientific data" being touted around as the basis for decision making. Who was it who coined the phrase "Those whom the gods would destroy they first make mad" ?