Just let's get on with it like Sweden and Florida

I have watched and followed the stats, the latest figures, the rules that don't make sense ie no background music in a restaurant????? Lots of others but not going to start on these, too many.....
We have been lockdown for weeks, been wearing masks, although that too should have been from the start, this really isn't working, what will a circuit breaker do? Give us 28 days!!! No. Stop. Let's protect the vulnerable and let the rest of us get on with live. 99.8% of people recover. Had enough of this now, look at Florid, look at other countries, our way isn't working.

Why the contribution is important

My idea is important as there is a growing number of people, celebrities, scientists, NHS doctors and nurses and others who believe enough us enough, look at the trial numbers vs March, they tell a story thats not doom and gloom, this needs to come to an end or its just going to go on and on.

by Lesley466 on October 05, 2020 at 04:13PM

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  • Posted by XTedwardX October 05, 2020 at 16:21

    Let’s not use Florida as an example. They have had horrendous spikes.
  • Posted by Tinapaul1 October 05, 2020 at 16:21

    Sweden has put in restrictions, but the Sweden people manage and control the suppress of the virus. Sadly in Scotland a lot of people do not social distance
  • Posted by jonathanfrench October 05, 2020 at 16:28

    I agree. We need to absolutely protect the vulnerable, but for the sake of our economy and for the mental health of our nation, allow others to get on with it.
  • Posted by Serena October 05, 2020 at 18:12

    We need to live, allow us to make our own decisions, we cannot continue to live like this.
  • Posted by TSmith64 October 05, 2020 at 19:05

    Yes protect the vulnerable , but then give every the choice to make their own decisions about their health and safety . If you are happy to go to the shops, restaurants , cinema theatres then let them, if people don't want to then let them. Businesses and the economy cannot cope with lockdown measures and constant changes in rules . People are tired and many are now not caring about the rules, and it will just get worse
  • Posted by Kayrob October 05, 2020 at 19:57

    We all need to protect the vunerable but more and more of us are becoming the vunerable through mental health declining due to the lock downs. We need to get on with it, and if people want to travel, go to cinemas etc... then let them.

    The virus is here now, a vaccine won't rid the world of it with international air travel. Sweden had the right idea, and ok they had the same average death rate or higher but they won't have these peaks and troughs and continuous changing of restrictions that we keep having which is just causing confusion and anger.
  • Posted by Kat92 October 05, 2020 at 20:27

    I agree, we can’t keep going in and out of lockdowns. It’s clear from our last attempt that it’s only suitable as a temporary measure and that a rise in cases will be inevitable as soon as we restore some normality.
    We can’t live the rest of our lives restricted like this. It’s not good for anyone, including the vulnerable people we claim to be protecting.
    Lockdowns and restrictions are doing more damage than good.

  • Posted by Catlady October 05, 2020 at 20:36

    You have made people scared. Now you need to give them hope.
  • Posted by ElleJay31 October 05, 2020 at 21:09

    Locking down and testing healthy people is not quarantine, you only quarantine sick people. I am more scared of not being able to receive treatment or tests at hospital if I need them than I am of any cold, flu or virus. If government cared about our health there would not be fast food and processed foods everywhere. Fruit and veg would be reasonably priced and doctors should be focusing on the causes of disease and not just throwing a pill at every problem. Sad reality is that everybody dies, it's just a question of where and how. But crashing the economy and forcing social restrictions is going to have a much bigger impact on us all in the long run. No vaccine should be mandatory. Once you get rid of medical freedom, the games over. No restrictions should be forced upon any person who refuses to take a rushed and untested medicine.
  • Posted by Seven19 October 05, 2020 at 22:27

    Protect the vulnerable. Take sensible precautions, but get on with it before we no longer have anything, never mind a new normal to return too.
  • Posted by Shazzap October 06, 2020 at 06:31

    I agree with this statement. Allow people to make their own minds up. The economy is already in a terrible state & is getting worse by the day. Businesses have had to close, people are struggling financially and mental health is at breaking point. I agree that there are vulnerable people who need to be protected but the majority of the population who catch the virus will recover quite quickly, like any cold or flu.
  • Posted by Lainied October 06, 2020 at 07:53

    Until we have the level of social housing they have in Sweden its impossible to follow their lead. They have higher numbers of single occupancy households allowing for better distancing.
  • Posted by ThebanksoftheClyde October 06, 2020 at 15:31

    Let’s not look to America for any guidance., as for the rest of the post it’s ????
     I know we’re all fed up, but some kind of mandatory enforcement needs to be made to stop spread before everyone gets even more complacent.social distancing seems to have disappeared as has wearing a mask, that’s why we’re going backwards
  • Posted by Candy42 October 08, 2020 at 01:16

    It seems to be all about me me me, you want to get on with your life, how about everyone else that has to deal with the aftermath of you enjoying your life, like my brother who is a nurse and puts his life in danger ever day in the covid unit, to save the life's of people like yourself, how about his life and the lives of all our NHS angels, so go on go enjoy and put the rest of our lives in danger, or try like the rest of us to stick to the rules and try to save life's, so we all can get back to normality, because that's what we all want.
  • Posted by SCameron October 10, 2020 at 10:16

    I totally agree, we need to get on with things. The current restrictions are severely impacted everyone's mental health, other health conditions are going untreated and children are developing anxiety issues. Clearly the current approach is not working, we cannot eradicate this virus. Herd immunity is what we need, after all, this is the aim of vaccination and without a vaccine we must achieve this naturally. The danger of this virus has been so distorted it beggars belief. The figues provided by the WHO show covid has an infection fatality rate of 0.14%, the same as the seasonal flu. (Dr Ryan, WHO's Head of Emergencies stated on 5th Oct that 10% of the world's population has been infected, 780 million. With the number of deaths at that time 1061539 this equates to IFR of 0.14%). We need to get some perspective of the risk. Currently the measures in place are causing more harm than good. The economy is on its knees. Millions will be unemployed and those that keep their jobs will be paying for this in higher taxes for decades to come.
  • Posted by Kelsoboy October 11, 2020 at 15:33

    I agree. Protect the vulnerable. Restrict mass meetings. Keep students on campus or in halls and have separate student bars
  • Posted by Carronhall October 11, 2020 at 20:42

    I'd love is to be more Scandinavian but we don't have a strong community sense that they do. We getting there but not strong enough yet. I'd love to see a ban on alcohol so people can make better choices when out with friends.
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