Not sure if serious, but..
The problem with lockdowns seems to be that when only essential workers are supposed to work you end up having 60-70% of the workforce being defined as essential workers.
Anything with distribution of goods and you are obviously essential. As are police, military, fire dept, health care, elderly care.
Then you have everyone who makes or sells food, heating, electicity. Then you have anyone who supplies any of these aforementioned services/businesses, they are also essential.
So like construction workers are essential because they build hospitals and other infrastructure needed to fight covid, and then ofc those who make concrete, and those who make insulation, those who make hammers, spanners, two-by-four, buckets... so its really only hairdressers, sports stars, actors, and maybe some restaurant employees that end up being classified as non-essential in the end.
Either way. It baffles me that no one figured this out yet; we shouldnt have lockdowns we should have lock-outs: Force everyone outdoors, since covid spreads less outdoors than indoors we should all be locked out of our homes for a few weeks to curb the spread. :P
That is why I said everyone, not only essential workers. I said only can leave in emergency. You get two weeks maybe one. To get everything you need for a lengthy lockdown, only people allowed out are emergency care providers. (Hospital type) and enforcement crews police/ military. They would have a # setup to call to ask for things, ect.
It still wouldn't get 100% but it would greatly reduce, enough to not have to worry about it for a while possibly forever. At the levels we do. It would most likely end the pandemic.