Meg Lee Chin

Energy technology scientists use a term called "EROI" which means "energy return on investment". The principle is that the energy produced should be greater than the energy invested in producing it. The higher the EROI the more efficient the method. This concept could be adopted by the government - especially when it comes to tackling coronavirus.

I didn't agree with the blanket lockdown. A targeted approach would have been more efficient with a large proportion of available money and resources directed toward sheltering vulnerable citizens and providing them support in the form of electronic communication devices, PPE, deliveries, and other services.

Instead of discouraging citizens from using masks (which governments did to cover their own arses due to shortages), a herculean countrywide effort should have been made toward their emergency manufacture. Instead of leaving it in the hands of office boy Matt Hancock, the energy and genius of the hive mind should have been harnessed to address this need. From the start, masks should have been mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. This would have been preferable to a full lockdown. Masks should have then been rapidly deployed to every citizen. This was done in Taiwan and South Korea to great effect.

As scientific data came pouring in about the efficacy of Vitamin D, Zinc, Quinine, Quercetin, Steroids, UV light, and adequate ventilation, this information should have been disseminated. The supplements should've been rapidly deployed to every citizen.

Instead of bailouts to property owners and big business, grants and loans should have equipped every shop, bus, tube, or train with a basic ventilation system which used hoses to suck air from above customers heads and pass it outside. Air conditioning could have been modified to create these one-directional air ventilation systems.

When the news arrived that even the young and asymptomatic have a good chance of permanent damage to the lungs, heart, and brain, this information should have been widely disseminated so young people know that they are not off the hook.

The government should have planned to make the best of a bad situation and offset any losses with a stimulus package that created a more even playing field, rather than the current plan to "bounce back" to the old motivation sapping inequality of life before coronavirus. In time this would've resulted in a more efficient, cleaner, better-performing economy along with happier, healthier citizens.

But even though government performance has been poor I can excuse them for being caught unexpectedly. What I cannot excuse is the way they are still making mistakes at this late stage.

There was little enforcement of masks in public space before the rollout of new rules which infringe upon private space. Whereas it was fair enough to protect the worker who relies on public transport from breathing dangerous infected air, the entry into our private homes fuels the fire of the anti-lockdown set. This is a slap in the face to those who did their part. These people will suffer the burden of the new rules, whereas those who never co-operated won't do so with these new rules either.

It's like bailing water from a sinking boat while your fellow passenger siphons more in.

The draconian new rules fuel recruitment for those vain men who would exploit the understandable frustration of so many UK citizens who suffer severe cabin fever and economic hardship. After all, it's been more than half a year. These are those who believe the virus is either fake or "just like the flu. We can their egos swell as more and more unhappy citizens turn to them, desperate to believe the pandemic is over. But the reality is, coronavirus has more victims in its sights.

Boris you're messin' up big time, Mate.