The Office for National Statistics is reporting that the country is still in lockdown

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Fascinating stuff from the Office for National Statistics this morning on Twitter:

What does this say? I suggest three things.

First, much of the country is still locked down.

Second, people do not want to take risks, and are not.

Third, as a result, we have not seen the rises in cases that were expected (the good news) but nor will we see economic recovery.

The country has more sense than the government in other words, and the model of rational people that too many economists use is not rational because it did not predict what rational people might do in the face of misinformation and mismanagement.