Liz Baker, aged 80

Are you surprised the pandemic has lasted this long and with such devastating effect ?

Yes . I don't think we realised the scale of it at the start

Why do you think it has been so widespread here and globally ?

Air and droplet spread and precautions not taken very seriously by some

When do you think it will be over ?

Hopefully by Autumn but .....

How well do you think the crisis has been handled ?

Mixed. The vaccines are a great achievement but everything too late or too soon !

What lessons do you think we can learn ?

Govt. needs to be more decisive, consistent and stronger

What has been your biggest challenge over the last year ?

Stagnation, boredom and mental lethargy.

What has been your worst and best moment (s) ?

Support from family and friends. Worst - 3rd lockdown in the winter and stronger restrictions on meeting outside

What has helped you keep you going ?

Continual comfort and contact with friends - and my 80th birthday celebration !

Who are your heroes in all this ?

Apart from NHS, any public workers keeping everything going by carry on working in all essential areas.

Any other comments ?

Roll on Spring !