Why don't we look at what has been successful in other countries

Countries such as Italy have very stringent testing, with for example test which give you a result in 12 mins and airport testing, vigorous policing of the use of face coverings, health care staff tested on a much more regular basis than here.
I know its easy to look somewhere else and made snap judgments but surely we should learn from others mistakes and successes.

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Because I think it will work

by johncraig1958 on October 05, 2020 at 06:31PM

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  • Posted by TimL October 05, 2020 at 19:44

    Let’s look at Sweden where they have not had ruinous lockdowns and maintained their economy, health service and mental health
  • Posted by lauz84 October 06, 2020 at 00:36

    We need to look
    at Sweden. Or other countries managing better and how they cope and how they aren’t policing masks in comparisson to those who are and are failing like Spain & France
  • Posted by louise1983 October 06, 2020 at 02:53

    Became right now nothing is full proof and its all unknown and new . The way forward is to find a balance to keep economy going and limit the covid deaths and cases its cant be a easy job . But I wouldn't gamble right now following the clear uncertainty with covid. But again examining the country's with lows cases and best approach and see where the to find a balance between choosing our own and find the best approach.
  • Posted by Angelac October 06, 2020 at 06:49

    Look at countries where the death rate are lower and economies have been less affected. Eg New Zealand. Sweden is not the model to follow as apparently it has one of the highest covid 19 death rates and economy has been affected similar to other European countries who went into lock down.
  • Posted by CitizensNotSubjects October 06, 2020 at 07:30

    Completely agree with TimL - we have a successful model where they have implemented a sensible approach from the beginning without the need to completely change their way of life. They have recognised with humility that a virus such as this cannot be 'controlled'. Life is dangerous and noone is getting out alive. It is better to live a day as a lion than a lifetime as a sheep. Sweden.
  • Posted by rationalone October 10, 2020 at 11:19

    Have we looked at why certain parts of Asia have not been as badly affected as Europe? Possible herd immunity from previous SARS outbreaks?
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