I know it’s a difficult time for everyone but we’re at risk of losing a sense of proportion here. Around 12,000 people die on average every week in the UK. The vast majority of whom are aged 45+. Some of those succumbing to Covid-19 may well have died of ‘natural causes’ or other identifiable health complications within that period anyway. Even if every one of the 20,000 over the 12-18 months until the pandemic is declared over is in addition to those who would normally have died, it only represents a pretty modest increase.