Originally Posted by dantheman
Can't quite recall which point this answers, but looking at this link again
and the number of cases expressed as cases per million population, the UK is an order of magnitude or so lower than most of its European neighbours. It would seem that the UK was doing something right.
However, the numbers are changing, and if everyone else is shutting down and instigating mass containment, then the policy will I'm sure be continually reviewed ...
UK has about as many cases per person as the Czech Republic, which is basically freaking out now. I would say that you are just simply behind in the time-line of the spread, which seems to be consistent with being further from Italy (in the same vein Poland is much better off than the Czech Republic right now).
However these measurements have no immediate effect. Let's talk in two weeks ... The current numbers mostly reflect actions 2-3 weeks ago, which was a time when basically nobody did anything, so there is not much to compare, is it?
To get a bit on track, I would like to say that if either of the scenarios we discussed with Andy and thus a long-term quarantine between the EU and the UK would occur, I'd be pretty bummed birding-wise. The UK is consistently a great birding destination for us WP listers! I was kinda thinking of stopping by for a longer weekend this March, but that has been out of the question for a while now, as I basically expected exactly this kind of border lockout.