A very well balanced post.The suggestion that we will soon have access to a reliable antibody test will make a huge difference but there will be a distinction between those fortunate enough to have survived acquisition of the antibodies and those that will still need help dealing with the fact that they do not yet have them.
Sorry to be such a pedantic Aknib but it is important to understand this. If you have anti-bodies present in your body through catching it a first time, it does not prevent you "catching it a second time". The anti bodies will just help destroy it a lot quicker than the first time. Usually before you may have noticed any symptoms. However, if the covid has mutated which it probably will at some point, I think it already has into two strains, your anti-bodies may not work on the new strain and the immune system has to try and find a new anti-body.A very well balanced post.
On the point quoted it's still not scientifically or medically proven that having had the virus and building up antibodies will prevent someone from getting it a second time and possibly further times beyond that, we're relying on what we 'expect' to be the case based upon other viruses.
The fact that some now appear to have been re-infected, as opposed to having 'old' traces of the initial virus being picked up by more recent tests, is very worrying.
Money can be a root of this evil, but the financial concerns of the many outway the logic of keeping work places closed which is completely understandable. Both Trump and Boris want to come across as heroes to working men and women as well as to business leaders dependent on bottom line consumerism. And like Gov. Cuomo in NY your damned if you do and damned if you don't regardless the numbers (not wholly reliable by any means). But for any political leader to suggest that the worst is over or just go shopping, is not so much a misdirected play on emotions as a dangerous juggling of lives vs monetary issues.I have no doubt that Boris has had many of his odious cronies, most of whom are on the boards of large companies, lobbying hard for a return to making money at the expense of the majority.