Node – “…shielding only the vulnerable is the best strategy”
No, stamping it out is the best policy, and many nations and islands have succeeded; Scotland’s restrictions drove two strains to extinction there. Wiping out the virus can be done in a few weeks, and the sooner you act the quicker it can be done, and presto, restrictions are no longer necessary.
Pandemics happen. All this trouble has been caused by doggedly pursuing and attempting to preserve the neoliberal economic regime – at all costs, apparently. We daren’t even suspend it for two months while we wipe out a virus, it seems.