On July 19th, we're exiting out of the exit.
Social distancing will be abolished (hugging will not actually be compulsory). Masking will be optional, and gatherings will not be number-limited.
And Boris Johnson is expecting some 50,000 new infections per day.
But we're expecting a low death rate, and that the NHS will be able to cope with the hospitalisations. So that sounds OK.
This might be right for the country as a whole; we need the economy to get going. Pubs and clubs, airlines and restaurants need to get back to business.
But it isn't right for me. I've been vaccinated twice, so that's good, but I don't need to revive my economy. Right through this pandemic, I've been more cautious than the government advice. I locked down weeks before the official lockdown, and I ignored the "Eat out to help out" idiocy.
So if, after July 19th, I get really really ill, there will be room at the hospital for me, which is nice, but it would be nicer if I didn't need it. And I really don't want Long Covid.
So, on July 19, I am not going to squeeze into crowded rooms with zillions of people. I will continue to social distance, and wear a mask when I go out.
Meanwhile, our oven-ready but half-baked government has found a way to reward the wonderful people of our NHS by giving them a medal.
That's right. Not cash - tea and medals.
OK, it's nice to (collectively) get a medal, but I'm guessing that the NHS staff would rather have a good pay rise.