Pubs, clubs and other indoor places of entertainment (including churches) should never have been allowed to reopen. People who can work from home should never have been encouraged to return to work. There should have been no gimmicky giveaways (like the half-price eat-out deal). Instead, we should have focussed the country's resources on taking care of the workers affected by the compulsory closure of their places of work. The rich should have been taxed excessively for the period of the pandemic. It is only fair as they benefit the most during the "good times." Borders should have been closed with only goods being imported and exported. None of these suggestions are made with hindsight. Everybody who put the nation's health before the wealth of the extremely rich few were recommending all these things as soon as we realised the scale of the emergency.