Country Living v. Urban Living

It seems to me that those living in rural areas are at minimal risk compared to the urban areas. It also seems to me that the lockdown measures were designed to suit the risk in urban (crowded) environments. Can we please have some relaxation of the lock down out in the country districts.

Why the contribution is important

The lockdown is unnecessarily severe in the open air, in the countryside, always provided social distancing is observed.

by gusmacdonald on May 08, 2020 at 02:56PM

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  • Posted by wildone May 08, 2020 at 15:05

    I think there needs to be more information about the resilience or fragility of our remote communities so that these places are not overwhelmed when restrictions are lifted. the impact of infection in these fragile communities may very different (in a devastating way) than in urban areas - i.e. it could be the opposite of what is suggested by this idea - can we have the scientific evidence on this please?
  • Posted by CMcIlroy May 08, 2020 at 15:23

    localise and inform; decentralize and let people know where risks are.
  • Posted by HarryF May 08, 2020 at 16:35

    I’ll interact with more people on a day trip to Aberdeen than I do in a month at home in the shire.
  • Posted by MikeJohnston May 08, 2020 at 18:12

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