I am very sorry, obviously, for the ruined experience of the passengers on that cruise ship. They were all required to be vaccinated (medical exemptions are almost impossible to get in Australia).
It did not help, of course. The result is quite unfortunate, as one out of 20 passengers was diagnosed sick with Covid, and if I may guess, many more were actually infected. The ship was evacuated and the cruises were cut short.
The UK is an island nation, not a cruise ship. Right now, one out of 15 Brits is having an ongoing COVID infection. (this is ZOE data and it always closely agrees with the ONS incidence survey, which runs a couple of weeks behind).
I feel for the affected Brits, who, again for the umpteenth time, have their N-th wave of Covid, reinfecting the unfortunately vulnerable persons. Each subsequent wave looks worse. Is a storm coming?
The problem is that, unlike the Australian cruise ship, the UK cannot be evacuated. Where would the UK evacuate? To France? Germany? Italy? Those heavily vaccinated countries are having it even worse than the UK; and at least those actually count “Covid cases”, unlike the UK.
What should the UK do? I have my own answer: the UK should fire all “health authorities” who got it to where it is right now. In addition, people should stop listening to the corporate press who lied so much in order to get them into this situation, and then they can start looking for solutions with all-new people in charge — who would hopefully listen to everybody instead of dismissing opponents.