Very well known Exeweb poster
- May 5, 2009
- Hunkered down
Our rulers decided that the consequences for the public of a blueprint were so horrific that the public might not have bought into it. Without the impact of the actual virus now full in our faces they might have been right. Imagine dear old Lord Sumption giving lectures on police states and freedoms.Pandemic exercise Operation Cygnus in 2016 provided opportunity for a blueprint, but the shortfalls were never addressed.
All that said, why were contingency plans not quietly developed ? The sanctimonious Jeremy Hunt is going to be in the firing line when this all gets picked over.