The virus is going nowhere - all they can do is try to contain it at manageable levels so that it doesn't overwhelm the NHS, until a vaccine is approved and who knows how long that will take. This will not be the last Lockdown and neither should it be. And if you are under the illusion that the Nightingale hospitals will solve the capacity problems, I wish someone would tell me just where they're going to get the staff for them, given that there are currently 40,000 nursing vacancies in the UK? NHS staff that I know are exhausted, off work with "long Covid", on anti-anxiety and anti-depressants, and generally dreading what's to come. And all those who want to "carry on" will, no doubt, still expect hospital beds for them and their loved ones if the worst happens? This is a slow marathon, not a sprint.