My attempt to make sense of where the 'herd immunity' narrative came from and how government policy changed on 16 March.
I know I'm biased because he's my Dad but this by on the real story behind the apparent "herd immunity" strategy is an absolute must read
Outstanding article by examining the changing response to COVID-19 by the UK government.
This article argues the UK switch from mitigation to suppression was driven by public opinion. I think it's an important factor in general.
Article claiming the the UK turned from mitigation to suppression partly because the British public wished for a stricter approach.
When devising a public policy response to the virus, science matters but public opinion matters even more.
The pandemic illustrates the complex interaction between expert advice and political judgment. Language matters at a time of national emergency | The real reason the UK government pursued “herd immunity” – and why it was abandoned