Depth. To be fair, vivid 19 is an RNA virus with low mutation rate so a vaccine is conceivable and likely to be more effective than the flu vaccine IF they can make one work. They are certainly throwing enough money at it. The problem is the timescale...these things take years to trial appropriately in the UK and US and everyones hopes for recovery seem to be pinned on this vaccine
PB, your opinion is one I sympathise with. Perhaps could put it a little more delicately but the fact is the government and ruling bodies are terrified and are willing to fight it at apparently any cost. Mostly the cost of the economy, largely the tourism and leisure industry.
To pay the bills I work in a large teaching hospital. The cases are increasing. We were down to 2 cases hospitalised a couple of weeks ago, now up to 18. Whatever your opinion on Covid, this will escalate rapidly.