Continue lockdown.

I feel that as there is no vaccine, and the virus is still present we need to keep going with lockdown. Yes it's not ideal, inconvenient and frustrating but we cannot forget the only reason we are coping with the epidemic is because of the lockdown. I do feel when restrictions are being lifted it is done so at a slow pace, we need to keep monitoring this impact and if needed ride the wave from less restrictions to lockdown and back again. This has to continue to save lives.

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It's more a comment. I'm a nurse and see first hand the impact this has in the NHS and individuals. We cannot forget the people behind the numbers.

by Ssteenson on May 11, 2020 at 07:06PM

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  • Posted by Christina May 11, 2020 at 20:37

    But we can't wait for the vaccine. Who knows how long it will take and how many lives will be lost to suicides, other illnesses, domestic abuse and so on. You say "we cannot forget the people behind the numbers", but what about the people whose mental health is deteriorating for each day passing with this lockdown? Or those with no income? I seriously wished to get the virus and die when all this happened rather than live in a lockdown where I was forbidden to see a single person. That's how bad it affected me. I got out of the worst of that darkness, but if I was told I'd have to wait for a vaccine that we have NO idea when we'll get I might get right back to wishing to die. And I can guarantee you I'm not alone. If this had happened last Spring when I was at my worst and selfharming I would have ended my life. So please don't forget about those people. Saving lives by strict lockdowns will also end lives. The virus is going nowhere and at some point we will have to face it. Little by little we need to get back to some kind of normal again. Just a small gesture as telling people who live alone that they're allowed to see a friend and sit down in a park with a coffee would mean a lot.
  • Posted by BONGI20 May 11, 2020 at 20:38

    I totally agree on a very cautious approach. I think it is partly a generational thing. Lockdown for a little longer to help us in the longer term is perhaps easier to bear for retired people . My husband and I would rather put off seeing our adult children for longer to increase the chance of potentially seeing them for years to come and I know they agree. Too many people forget the reality of the virus and the devastating effects it can have, particularly on older people. These effects on individuals are no less than they would have been two months ago.
  • Posted by Sayesha May 11, 2020 at 20:54

    I don't doubt that this has affected many people's mental health and I feel more support should be easily accessible for people for example having a friend they are allowed to meet up with. However due to the fact that the virus spreads so easily and how harmful it can be not just to at risk people I feel lockdown should continue until rate of infection is down significantly.
  • Posted by Dave_H May 11, 2020 at 22:06

    As it looks like the lockdown is going to last longer, we NEED to give people more freedoms in areas that do not pose a risk. In particular let us all have a LOT more outdoor activities like golf, fishing, hill walking, sailing etc. Without more freedoms, people will not stomach the lockdown much longer and will lose respect for rules if they are seen to be imposing petty restrictions that have no valid reason.
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