I am appalled by what is happening in England a lot of people are going to get ill just because stupid Boris Johnson has decided that people will be able to do more or less what they like. They do not need to wear a mask or keep socially distant from others.
This attitude highlights one real problem with the tremendously successful vaccine rollout, enabled by the Westminster government and Kate Bingham (remember, the SNP wanted to sign up to the EU procurement programme - what a mistake that'd have been!): we haven't talked about how we exit lockdown.
The vaccines are tremendously effective, but not 100% effective. Some vaccinated people will get sick, and some will die. There's also a percentage of the population who refuse to take a vaccine, for whatever reason, or who can't take a vaccine (kids, for example, aren't yet allowed to). So that, coupled with the infectiousness of the delta variant means that whatever what we do, there'll be a wave of infections and deaths once restrictions are lifted.
So that simply leaves timing. There's good reason to have an exit wave now in the summer, rather than wait until the autumn and winter.
I just hope that more unvaccinated people get seriously ill or die through his stupidity.
This is truly despicable.