I understand the seriousness of this pandemic.
I and SWMBO are in the vulnerable group, and we haven't been able to see our family, especially our delightful granddaughter since before the lockdown.
I also understand that we may lose 1% of our population to COVID-19.
We both have useful pensions, both state and private, and a reasonable sum in our savings. Our health is mostly good, and any problems are under control. We live in a nice warm house, with access to large open areas for exercise. We are spending very little, so our savings are actually increasing, even at a 0.6% interest rate. We have established an amicable routine, some time together, sometimes apart. I only go shopping once a week, so our chance of catching the virus is relatively small, but I do hope they develop a safe vaccine soon. Life is mostly good.
At the end of this, I realise that there will be a reckoning. All the money being spent will have to be gathered back, and I wouldn't be surprised if we have a fairly hefty tax hike for some years. But look on the bright side. The 1% that will get the chop (and I include ourselves amongst that possible group) have probably a large chunk of the saved money in the UK, and that will have to be redistributed amongst the families, which would probably give rise to a small economic boom. The deceased 1% are taking up nearer 5 - 8% of the NHS resources, that will be freed up. More houses on the market, reducing the housing shortage. Possibly a reversion to a nicer, more polite society, but I believe the social distancing will mostly remain, which really suits the basic British character better.
So, if things are tough for many now, it will be better in the future.