Well your question would be a good one if he actually said that "it would all be over by Xmas". But he didn't say that, did he! He said; "It is my strong and sincere hope that we will be able to review the outstanding restrictions and allow a more significant return to normality from November at the earliest – possibly in time for Christmas." I don't know it was your incorrect interpretation of what he said, you you are merely listening to a few posters on here and some leftie media who are only preparing a cudgel with which to clout him if it isn't all "over by Christmas". If you are actually interested in what he said, rather than scoring political points, then here is the link. https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-statement-on-coronavirus-17-july-2020 Far form ignoring fears such as yours, you will see that he covered a suspected rise in the virus in the winter months.