That was just a wee bit more shrine-y than I was thinking of!
Basically the medicine stockpile built up for Brexit in 2019 got used up early due to supply chain disruption caused by COVID19, and the ongoing global shortages will prevent replenishment before no-deal hits us on December 31st, with COVID19 and winter flu season on top. https://twitter.com/cstross/status/1290584931261976582
UK set to run out of essential medicines in January, due to pursuing a no-deal Brexit in the middle of a COVID19 pandemic: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/coronavirus-no-deal-brexit-government-medicine-stockpiling-a9651991.html
Optimism about reopening pubs has been dwindling among Cabinet ministers over recent days.
One metric to look at is the five day average of new cases.
July 15th (when Phase 4 was initially paused): 19.
Nearly three times as many new cases daily on average.