The fundamental mistake too many make is to demand a level of proof that real-world evidence can’t provide. Their grievance is compounded when they also demand a degree of justice that real-world politics cannot deliver. It is indeed unfair that hospitality closes while people flout the rules by meeting in private homes, and that people in low-risk districts of tier 3 areas face the same restrictions as those in high-risk ones. But making the system perfectly fair requires a degree of control and policing that is unrealistic. Justice in the real world, especially when controlling whole populations, is inevitably imperfect.
The Covid sceptics have made a basic philosophical mistake – Prospect Magazine: