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originally posted by: elysiumfire
A thinning of the herd.
...However, unless they have a vaccine and have applied it to those who think themselves more worthy than others, Parliament and the House of Lords are filled with older and susceptible to the virus folk.
Thing is, if history has taught us anything, it is that our species is capable of doing the most unpalatable things to other members of our species when they have a rationale they believe in.
The big flaw to your argument is that there has been a complete failure to track cases, so the infection is out there in much larger numbers than we realise. If we wait until the glass is about to overflow that is too late. You have to stop when you have the headroom to take the continued growth. One day’s delay results in the peak being higher by a margin.