That may well happen. However, that is not a legitimate argument for remaining in perpetual quarantine, but for coming up with practical ideas for dealing with it. Perhaps, instead of threatening more lockdown measures, the Government should look seriously at an approach recommended by scientists in a paper published in the Royal Society Open Science journal. Written by Julian Peto, professor of epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and 10 other experts, it suggests lifting all lockdown restrictions for a “medium-sized city” to see if coronavirus can be controlled through large-scale weekly testing of residents.
Innovative thinking like this, not more scaremongering, is needed if there is to be a workable policy for living with a virus that will inevitably spread as people interact once more.