I think ANY cabinet would have been out of their depth. These are unprecedented times and mistakes will undoubtedly be made.
I agree that there’s been lots of ‘backtracking ‘ and as I mentioned , the govt were clearly slow in imposing lockdown but I’m not convinced this would have made much difference.
The more I hear the more I believe that apart from the initial lockdown , which was crucial for not crippling the NHS , these PPE precautions , especially about the necessity for face coverings is bullsh1t.. ie, gyms, pubs, restaurants are excluded but they must be worn in shops!!
Until a vaccine is found I think herd immunity is the way forward. Govts across the world know this but they obviously want to install confidence in people to get on the high street and back to work to save the economy from total collapse. That’s why face coverings are being pushed. Again, this isn’t unique to British govt guidelines.
France and Spain are spiking again and have had strict face covering rules in place for many weeks. It doesn’t work.
The ‘debacle’ if you want to call it that, is international. Only strict socialist/communist countries seem to have a handle on it. This is the price of Capitalism.....freedom to do pretty much what you want and not follow guidelines, which is what is being seen in the UK.