Do not make rash decisions during a crisis

The Scot Govt’s aim on every single decision is “How do we revert back to normal?”, if this is not possible then any decisions should be temporary and appropriate to the risk. There cannot be an attitude of just “giving up” and trying to eradicate a virus without accepting any risk is not achievable.

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Decisions made within a few weeks whilst the data is still raw and the virus is still being understood will end up being the wrong ones in the long term.

by ScottMillar on May 05, 2020 at 03:55PM

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  • Posted by Whisk3y May 05, 2020 at 16:01

    Noone is saying go back to normal. People are looking for a staggered exit. Long term lockdown is not sustainable or advisable
  • Posted by JingsCrivens May 05, 2020 at 16:06

    It's a hard balance to strike. People need to see a path back to "normality" and the Scottish Government have been very clear it will be a "new normal"
  • Posted by byminutes May 05, 2020 at 16:18

    Public will not accept a new normal. Once the current restrictions are even talked about being relaxed Joe Public will just take it that that's it sorted. There has to be a very slow one step at a time to ensure (1) It works and (2) the public are still adhering to other restrictions. We have to learn to live with the gradually introduced new normal. Speak about everything at once and people will assume them all.
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