REMEMBER back in February and March when there was real fear of the unknown with Covid-19.

It was major news to see the report of a single coronavirus case, or death.

And then we clapped for our emergency and key workers while we watched in horror as the death toll rose.

So I wonder what is different now. Familiarity maybe?

Or the fact the second wave isn't a tidal wave, but gradually arriving.

There were those who questioned just a few weeks ago why we should care about cases going up.

What are they thinking now?

Each week the average number of deaths increases. On Friday the total number of UK Covid deaths reported was 224, a shocking number.

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The excuses come out of course - the classic died 'with covid' as opposed to 'of', so: "they could have been hit by a bus".

That argument, in a pandemic with a deadly disease that has killed more than a million across the world so far, is beyond ridiculous.

So at what point should we be concerned, when it reaches 400? 800? Over 1,000 deaths a day?

Are we really happy to see our NHS overwhelmed?

No one denies a second lockdown isn't damaging, the problem is as test and trace and now the tier system fails us, lockdown becomes unavoidable.

And which is better, a two week lockdown now or two month lockdown later?