Will the UK see a post-lockdown ‘Roaring 20s’?
In wave 11 of our Corona Consumer survey, around 48 percent of Brits reported having already been vaccinated. This is a remarkable feat considering that last year this time, the global pandemic was in full swing and with no end in sight. To put the cherry on top, actual figures even exceed what was reported on our survey, with around 50 vaccination doses administered per 100 people as of March 29. In light of this, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a four-step plan to loosen the lockdown in England and have all legal limits on social contact erased by June 21st. The devolved nations are generally taking a more cautious approach but still in the same direction. Brits have started looking forward to the summer, wondering what activities they could embark upon in a setting that might soon live up to the (albeit highly unequal) excess and leisure of a post-influenza United States a century ago.