Get the under 45's back to work now.

We all know that the vast majority of people who are affected by this virus are the elderly and those with pre existing conditions. However, only 332 (still too many, I know) of people under 45 have died, therefore - surely it would make sense to get them back to work now before the economy collapses and more jobs are lost.

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Most of the people who are ignoring lockdown restrictions and social distancing are the 16 -24 year olds, so get them back to work again now and the rest of the under 45's. As more businesses go bust, there will be fewer jobs, so keep these companies in business by giving them staff and help the economy from going into freefall.

by AnneM on May 06, 2020 at 09:46AM

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  • Posted by Lornab May 06, 2020 at 11:32

    I think its a mistake to set any guidelines by age. Many people older than 45 are fitter and have less health issues than those under.
  • Posted by catmac May 06, 2020 at 15:59

    Why is the comment removed?
  • Posted by PCEdinburgh May 11, 2020 at 17:38

    I am over 50 and work but i do think this is a good idea as the under 45's are less likely to have savings they can fall back on should the company they work for struggle and eventually close. I would support getting the younger workforce back earlier and think this is a sensible suggestion that merits consideration. The current situation is serious and some measures should be taken that would not be considered under normal circumstances. We need to get society back on its feet and any measures that do that should be considered.
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