Interesting but they never declared what data thresholds they were using for any of the steps. The only facts we have is that the modelling they used to drive the roadmap have proved to over pessimistic and in some sense a right side failure was better then being behind the curve but there has been no reforecasting based on real data to improve the models. This has always been about the politics once Boris nailed himself to it being irreversible that set the scene. He can afford to play long game and the better the outturn the more he can see the massive political opportunity he can realise from this. Everyone else affected indirectly this be it treatment delays, mental health issues loss of jobs are just collateral damage.
Spot on I think. This could backfire though, as stuff like loss of jobs, missed diagnoses, treatment delays is still quite likely to be a dominant theme for the next year or two.
I already sense a lot of people are getting mightily sick of, for example, being fobbed off when trying to see (or even speak to) a GP.