Get under 45's back to work

Although it's very sad - There are only 19 deaths of people under the age of 45 and 244 deaths aged 45 to 64 in Scotland. Let the people under the age of 45 go back to work if they wish and try and keep to the social distancing guidelines and wear masks if needed. Work in shifts if possible as already suggested. In addition continually test old people in nursing homes and protect them - This should have been done right at the start - It's a shambles ! and accounts for 40% of the total deaths. Exceptions for not going back to work: 1. If you live with people over the age of 45. 2. If you or someone in the household is Pregnant 3. I you or someone in the household has underlying health problem. 4. If your scared

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Because the economy is going to be totally destroyed. The lock down is going into week 8 and it is not working in the UK. The people are getting totally frustrated and suffering mentally. Look at the stat's from Sweden who are doing very well through this crisis. Thousands have been coming into the UK from abroad and left to go there merry way to anywhere in the UK.

by sandhosie on May 09, 2020 at 07:57PM

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  • Posted by FlufflyClouds3 May 09, 2020 at 20:17

    Your figures and information are outdated. Young people are getting covid-related seizures and other complications. AND even if we were to believe what you're saying (and let's be clear, we shouldn't, you sound like you read too much gutter-press) then how do you suppose we test for all of those "but these people shouldn't go back to work" criteria? Do you think there's enough public resources left for that kind of thing, despite tory cuts for the last decade? And that last one made me laugh until I realised you were probably serious. How do you expect anyone to be able to cope with that? How do you even expect that to even WORK in practice???? Do you think your average boss would be like "oh, you're scared, oh thats' okay then you can stay at home,"? You're being woefully naive here. The economy exists to serve humanity, not the other way around. Let's NOT use under 45s as a control group just because you're suffering inconvenience.
  • Posted by Haggis59 May 09, 2020 at 20:39

    The only way Scotland can reduce spread of the virus is to continue with lockdown currently until it is safe to ease restrictions gradually. I know we are getting fed up and frustrated but it's important just now or we will undo all the work we've all been doing by staying home except for essentials, social distancing etc to reduce the spread of the virus. We don't want a second wave and would undoubtedly result in more deaths and an increase in lockdown. We need to be patient for a wee while longer.
  • Posted by golightly May 09, 2020 at 21:02

    The comment by Haggis59 is not based on any facts. Sweden is not in a lockdown, has some restrictions, and their death rates are lower and not rising. Fear is not helping mental and emotional health.
  • Posted by Kirstymac74 May 09, 2020 at 21:24

    My husband is 49 and he's been doing the work of 18 people for the past seven+ weeks, so I agree, get them back to work! I'm so proud of him though
  • Posted by Haggis59 May 09, 2020 at 22:49

    Hello, Golightly, my comments are based on facts that the First Minister reads out daily on BBC1 or channel 9 at 12.30pm Mon-Fri. There are still people getting the virus in Scotland, some are in intensive care and sadly people are still dying from the virus. Although the R factor is down in Scotland the First Minister would like to see it lower before easing some restrictions gradually otherwise we could have a new wave of the virus and that's not a risk we want to take. As you say, Golightly, Sweden do not have many deaths so we cannot even think it sensible to hint that Scotland should follow Sweden's plans just because they sound better, that's being unrealistic. I am as keen as anyone for life to get back to some form of normality and I admit I feel fear at times the current restrictions do affect my mental health but I know this pandemic will not last forever and have learned to take each day as it comes and not look too far ahead. Meanwhile, I will listen to Scottish Government advice as that is what we have to follow.
  • Posted by Sallyj May 10, 2020 at 08:33

    If older people had to stay indoors to protect the young, most would do so - it is only right that those less at risk do the same.
  • Posted by sandhosie May 10, 2020 at 11:57

    The Public Health Authority (PHS) published on 8th May - Almost 60% of deaths in Care Homes with the over 75's being the most vulnerable. The PHS do not publish deaths by age group. My source was - How accurate is a ?
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