This is now the biggest obstacle to any hope of returning to normal.
We should not be surprised by this – after all, the government and the media did a great job of creating a massive bogeyman that would make us all run away and hide under our beds.
Now they’ve got to coax us out again, while telling us they were beaten by the bogeyman, which is still at large. It will be no small feat while the media is awash with people like this.
Fear cannot be allowed to prevail, or we are Donald Ducked.
I still think an incipient growing wedge of people who just need to get back to work and get back to a life worth living will overcome the lockdown by default. Four more weeks of this is going to see patience run right out.
I’m starting to wonder if Boris’s concern about how he’ll go down in history is the second-biggest obstacle, by the way. ‘The guy who caused 50,000 to die for the economy’ is not what he wants on his headstone, and that may well be an overriding preoccupation.