And so, the UK G'ment has hired ten thousand personnel to check those returning from abroad are physically self-isolating. Such a waste of ££ and cynical lack of trust. Big Brother blah blah blah. I don't buy into conspiracy theories, but this pandemic has shown the best of people & the shit people.
My thoughts: yes, pandemic was/is real, but it's also been used by various people and groups, as a tool to further their agendas , be it political or social. Makes an excellent cover and scapegoat for what-have-you, and a great way to steer the masses.
Regardless, it hasn't all been ill intent-- there has been good things that have come out of it as well -- art, writing and music, self evaluation on what we need and don't really need, in our lives, a refocusing on what's truly important, new ways of doing things , etc, etc
It's given another answer to the glass half full or half empty, scenario: it's neither because the glass is refillable no matter what level it's at. And that's how we have to look at life now-- what do we refill that glass, with ?