Urgent need to rethink the strategy on how we deal with Covid

Instead of lockdown and quarantining the healthy - I propose we protect the vulnerable and allow all others to return to normal life. Open all businesses and social/ civic activities. The young and healthy are at minimal risk from harm caused by Covid & the more exposed to it the quicker we can achieve herd immunity- thus protecting those with compromising health conditions and the elderly. Those who are fearful
Can choose to continue isolating . Treat us like adults who can make informed decisions

Why the contribution is important

Collateral damage from current Covid authoritarian measures is now harming society more than the Covid virus and is totally disproportionate to the actual risk of harm from it

Those most at risk of serious harm and death can be protected, while the vast majority will be asymptomatic or suffer no worse than a flu. As it is now people are suffering from significant mental health issues as a direct result of draconian Covid restrictions & the disintegration of society. Job losses & economy failure has already and will continue to impact on health & welfare more than covid - other health conditions are being neglected, to extent that ppl are suffering and dying unnecessarily. Covid cannot be prioritised above all else. This is the first time in history whole nations have been quarantined instead of the sick. Governments have somehow been sucked into a blinkered and rigid perspective of how best to deal with this human crisis. They need to now listen to dissenting voices from eminent scientists, immunologists, virologists, Nurses Doctors and to their own citizens.

by NanetteAKWaring on October 05, 2020 at 09:21PM

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  • Posted by Nb2020 October 05, 2020 at 22:09

    100 % agree, its time to let us have some form of normality, theres businesses having to close everywhere, not knowing if our jobs are safe.
  • Posted by alanmacrae41 October 05, 2020 at 22:23

  • Posted by Seven19 October 05, 2020 at 22:29

    I agree. There are clearly a number of credible voices in the scientific community that believe lock down measures are not feasible in the long term. They are not being given the column inches or being reviewed in the national discussion.
  • Posted by montyred October 05, 2020 at 22:40

    I absolutely agree. Every aspect of life is being affected negatively by restrictions. We cannot live like this for ever. Some people with loved ones in homes will never hug them again because of restrictions. They will have to live with these memories forever. Women who were not allowed partners with them when having baby scans showing abnormalities will suffer, businesses etc etc.
  • Posted by montyred October 05, 2020 at 22:56

    I should have added that the words “protect the vulnerable” concern me . Who will be the judge of who is vulnerable? There is a real danger that people considered vulnerable will be isolated. Unacceptable.
  • Posted by LizzyB October 05, 2020 at 22:56

    Cannot agree with this more. As a law abiding citizen my level of frustration at the Scottish Government’s dictatorial measures has reached breaking point. All my peers agree, I have not spoken to one person that thinks the current “laws” are the correct course of action.
    Other fatal illnesses matter, the economy matters and your actions are negating this. Shame on you.
  • Posted by CatMacIdeas October 05, 2020 at 23:27

    Why are we only listening to the scientists dealing in worst-case scenarios rather than the increasing number of well-respected experts who say that the response to Covid is far more damaging than the disease itself?
  • Posted by Marielle October 06, 2020 at 09:14

    Absolutely. Please look at the Declaration from Professors Gupta, Kuldorff and Bhattacharya. The lockdown cycle and suppression strategy is actually more inhumane in many ways than trying to live with the virus and apply a targeted approach to shielding for a short term. Your policies are ruining lives and will affect generations to come. It is not fair, or in the spirit of the greater good!
  • Posted by getusoutofhere October 06, 2020 at 10:18

    Completely agree, we already know so much more about the virus and we haven’t changed our strategy. False promises of lockdown to save the NHS and slow the curve have turned into zero covid. Zero covid is fools gold and never going to happen, we should have been protecting the vulnerable and getting the worst of the virus out amongst us to build some immunity. Now we are going into winter with the healthiest amongst us with low immune systems due to being locked down! This strategy needs to change urgently- what is being done and rumoured is not working!!
  • Posted by Cookie2 October 06, 2020 at 12:41

    Agree with this in principle as long as safe guarding the elderly does not allow the current cruelty of facing care home residents who are not permitted to have proper contact with close relatives.
  • Posted by Carronhall October 11, 2020 at 20:48

    Please let's not lock up our disabled, elderly and chronically ill. I'd rather see a ban on alcohol sales so the able bodied can make better decisions that benefit the community when out with friends.
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