Every discussion about ending the lockdowns in Britain and Australia has referred to “returning to the office”. But what percentage of workers are office workers? I don’t know but initially I had a suspicion snobbishness might underly this; specifically that blue collar workers don’t matter much.
Further thought gave me another explanation, specifically that throughout the lockdown numerous people deemed essential workers such as nurses, drivers, police and so forth, all non-office workers, carried right on and in some cases, copped the virus as a consequence. The focus went on the layabouts lolling at home, such as believe it or not, is still the case in Wellington with some government Departments.