As I listen to and read advice about how to deal with the risks during this pandemic, it is becoming clear that not everything is clear. As Boris wishes, I am staying alert - alert to the fact that advice, regulations within the four UK nations and Ireland are different. Interpretation of scientific advice differs at government level; it is also differing at a personal level.
Much is being left to ourselves - that is clear. In the next stage, governments on the Hill and beyond are gradually beginning to ease restrictions, but one large category of the populace is likely to be very cautious indeed.
The Office for National Statistics is saying the following. "Up to 1 May 2020, there were 33,408 deaths registered in England and Wales involving the coronavirus (Covid-19) (19,130 men and 14,278 women).The majority of deaths involving Covid-19 have been among people aged 65 years and over (29,495 out of 33,408), with 45% (13,214) of these occurring in the over-85 age group."
Northern Ireland is not significantly different. It is abundantly evident that coronavirus is increasingly dangerous the older you get. In this chaotic environment, as an older person, my reinforced main aim is to become older. My heart goes out to all those in care homes, residents and the selfless, heroic, half-forgotten staff.
I believe myself and my contemporaries, not just in care homes, are locked into what amounts to an open prison. That may appear to be an over-dramatic statement, but I think I am following the evidence.
The first action for older people must be to make an accurate inventory of what are your safe environments. Home, obviously, but not if you let others into it. This open prison cannot have visiting hours if it is to remain safe.
Inside the home, the two-metre distancing rule is ineffective at insulating and adulterating the airborne virus, because the air currents in a room are not guaranteed to carry infecting fumes away, certainly not the way the gentlest garden breeze can.
Room atmospheres may, instead, do precisely the opposite. So, no matter what, we'll be staying at home alone mostly.
The second action must be to make an accurate inventory of environments that are not safe and this is where the open-prison confinement for oldies becomes quite apparent.
The car is likely to be safe as long as the older people are the only ones using it. But what about public transport? It is free for Northern Ireland pensioners, but in corona-world, free only in the sense that eating unidentified wild mushrooms is free.
The transport trade unions are declaring that social distancing on public transport is impractical and nearly impossible to police.
Video of train stations, underground and overground, reinforce the point and, for older people, trains - and, indeed, buses - are perilous modes of transport.
Michael O'Leary, the well-known boss of Ryanair, which has so many routes serving us, is determined to go ahead with extensive flying midsummer, citing safety measures.
"They largely include temperature checks, hand sanitation and face masks at all stages in the airport and onboard the aircraft," he said.
I am fearful for the future of airline businesses, but not as fearful as I am for myself and contemporaries.
So, sorry, Mr O'Leary, your measures are not sufficiently reassuring for older passengers, who perforce you will gather in a long, metal, tunnel-like room with very close seating, restricted headroom and a largely recirculated atmosphere.
It is not just public transport that presents a problem for older people in the immediate future, it is the whole hospitality and entertainment sector, encompassing businesses which rely on bringing people together.
Even overnights in a B&B will involve contact with at least one other stranger.
The stark truth is that walking near home, or day trips to certain uncrowded destinations, is the fullest safe extent of movement for pensioners. That is the distillation of all the advice for oldies collated from everywhere and ending lockdowns will make no difference while the virus rages.
The only exit from this prison is a vaccine, or a treatment. For understandable reasons, little is being reported out of the Oxford University vaccine trial under way. It is moving into hospitals in case the virus is not prevalent enough in the community.
Professor John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford University, said that over 1,000 had been vaccinated in the first phase of the project and that, so far, things were going well and the drug seemed safe.
But establishing beyond doubt whether those vaccinated are really inoculated is evidently a painstaking and drawn-out process, which cannot be shortened.
Something like 80 laboratories worldwide are searching for a vaccine and some have eye-watering budgets and the use of supercomputers as never before. And speaking of supercomputers, the mini-computers we carry, our smartphones, can make a real contribution.
Researchers at Imperial College London are looking for potential new treatments for Covid-19 using the computing power of people's smartphones.
Working with Vodafone Foundation, the Corona-AI project will use the free DreamLab app, which crunches calculations using a smartphone's computing power while its user sleeps.
This app has already helped find potential new cancer drugs and is now aiming to help in the fight against the pandemic.
Data generated from the calculations will help Imperial scientists identify existing drugs and food-based molecules with antiviral properties.
Ultimately, they hope to enable tailored treatments to be developed for patients with the virus.
This app is open to all smartphone users, not just Vodafone ones, and there is no threat to personal data on the phone. The app works by creating a network of smartphones to power a virtual supercomputer, capable of processing billions of calculations, without collecting or disclosing users' location data.
No personal data is downloaded to, or processed from, the user's device.
Until these scientists succeed, we older people are effectively living in an open prison.