July 19 was meant to be Freedom Day. Entirely rationally, given my age, I decided it was the exact opposite and as a result have increased my measures to reduce exposure to Covid as a result of the end of many restrictions. I know many who have done the same.
I now note that those of us doing so are not isolated examples. This is from the Politico email this morning (which is worth subscribing to):
There has been bafflement as to falling case numbers (which are now increasing again). Much of that looks to be down to reduced testing, motivated by the start of the English school holidays. But voluntary lockdown seems to be another factor to me. People are still, quite reasonably, isolating. They have more sense than this government, which is a cause for hope.