Re: The Cost of the Epidemic.
I think we can safely say one thing ...
If the R number gets to 1 again ... or there is a second wave (which is highly likely) .. the government won't call another lockdown after seeing how damaging and costly the first one is ..
They'll regretfully, but probably out of necessity allow it to rip through the population, do it's worst and have done.
Or I'm just plain cynical.