There seems to be some disagreement amongst politicians, scientists and economists about the best way forward. I accept that this is a very infectious and for some serious disease. However, I am beginning to wonder whether the consequences of all of the restrictions are far more serious than the impact of Covid. The damage to our economy is immense and if we have further lockdowns it will be even worse. Many people are going to lose their jobs and possibly homes which will have significant impact on health for these families. We need a functioning economy to pay for the NHS, schools, police etc and support for those who need it. With continuous lockdowns the things we take for granted could become unsustainable. We hope for a vaccine but what do we do if we can't find one that works? Do we live the rest of our lives in rounds of lockdowns and easing of restrictions? How on earth can any economy function under this regime? I do believe this government has made mistakes in handling the crisis but most other countries seem to be experiencing the same problems we are. I also think we can't use New Zealand as an example. They have basically cut themselves off from the rest of the world and at some point they will have to ease things and the virus will make its way into the community. I understand that it is a scary time. I am scared myself but am beginning to be more fearful about the economy than the virus. I'm interested to hear others views.