I just have to look at the data and as an economist I think three things.
First, and glaringly obviously, this pandemic is not over yet. The risks of further waves because our vaccination programme is so poor is high. I say that because too few are vaccinated, children are not, and as yet none of the first batches of elderly people are scheduled for top-ups, and their immune systems may now be very vulnerable again, most especially if they had Pfizer. If anything, risks are now rising from the failure of the vaccination programme
Isn’t it still true that the UK has the best, finest, most advanced, large country vaccination programme anywhere? Calling Mr. Sowell then: “Compared to what?”