And just how are you going to avoid it?
Well, for a start by not adding to it! Sure, countries are closely connected, so no doubt there will be economic consequences for the UK. The small-scale stuff (and what Derek mentions) doesn't need to be lost.
we've seen how Sunak's "Eat Out to Help Out" scheme helped cause the "significant" increase in new virus cases
Really? So did the virus wait inside those infected people before making itself nasty? Because I didn't notice a big spike in numbers of ill people in the summer. Also on that, if you believe in the principle of vaccines, wouldn't these people have been innoculated?
Many businesses in the hospitality sector are going down because people are not spending. Yes, and I'm not surprised with so many job losses, nobody knows who's next, so better not spend. Then there's the fear, largely created by the incessant coverage of the spread of this infection. Many people dare not set foot in a shop for fear of catching something, getting all their stuff online. I know at least three such households.
You clearly think its some kind of imperative worth extra deaths to keep pubs and restaurants open meantime but the real issue will be how to keep millions with a roof over their heads, heat in their homes and some actual food in the bellies in the long term during the coming recession
You make it sound this is just about me or people like me being inconvenienced about not getting their Sunday roast or something equally ridiculous. Either you are deliberately winding me up, or you're so removed from society you don't understand what the big deal is. I know some who say "well it's all right, we just all have to get some good hobbies like me to get through this period". Oh yes, easy if you're retired/have little social contact/own your home/are in a stable relationship/can work from home.
You keep roofs over people's heads and away from poverty far better if you don't make them unemployed. That's why the left -- quite rightly -- has always gone on about employment being key. You also keep them far saner if they enjoy each other's company, can listen to live music, play games, have sex etc.