Because politicians are self serving idiots. As for the wider public, many are bored of the doom and gloom media and get sick (bad pun) of msn news telling us how to group think. You remember how the Brexit vote was supposed to go and yet went the other way fortunately. People don’t like being told what to do here Dr B.
Now fear, well some are made of stern stuff, some plain stupid sheep, others think well I’m fit, able and life goes on. What you’re picking up is London or main city soundbites.
My local city and rural towns were busy all weekend. Did you see almost record crowds at the Cheltenham festival? Frequented by country folk, many who have gone through swine flu and other such types so understand virus spreading; albeit cattle. Yet there was little panic until Boris ratcheted it up on Monday. Aside from hand gels, then loo rolls and followed by pasta dish ingredients, I really didn’t see shortages.
Kid you not, it’s still busy out there, outside London, only now is lockdown starting to happen and last 2 days more home working, yet rural pubs are still busy, other business is still happening for now. Life is going on, albeit the black cloud is growing.
Maybe it’s a British stubbornness?