Those on the frontline deserve to be protected, be it from assault or a virus – and we shouldn’t forget or negate that.
The vast majority of those who follow the rules have enabled those of us outside Leicester to avoid a second lockdown so far.
I see my role as being that of an honest broker in a fluid situation. I’m determined not to put information out because I want to be first with the news.
What I learned after a local Labour activist wrote to me on the basis of a newspaper report about the virus locally.
I’ve been thinking about how we can make planning even more accountable and predictable too. I would love to hear your thoughts on my ideas.
There is an unsolvable and immeasurable balance between lives and livelihoods. So we are going to need consensus across the House.
Defensive medicine may intellectually go against years of training and logic, but it keeps us legally protected. But it might not work in these wartime conditions.
We have to make sure that there are not only helplines but that both they and general mental health support are highly visible.
One way would be through a time-limited Department of Virus Legacy, much as DExEU did for Brexit, able to ensure that opportunities are grasped.
Despite media provocation to constantly move the story on, a new pseudo-normality has dawned; and yet no-one quite knows what the boundaries are.
The truth is that we are talking about death now more than we have in years, for many of us perhaps more than we have ever talked about it.
I’ve faith that people are focused on that bigger picture, which drives reported levels of understanding and appreciation, if not necessarily popularity.
I’m acutely aware that in our rural communities, where we are a few weeks behind major cities, knowing someone in hospital is more rare.