Lockdown 2.0

It is clear that the current lockdown cannot continue. Our economy is crumbling before our eyes. We will in a short time have unemployment of epic proportions. Businesses closing. THe true meaning of Austerity will become clear. Therefore we need to be smart and identify HOW we protect the most vulnerable whilst allowing the country to get back to a form that allows our economy to start to rebuild. Lock down 2.0 The most vulnerable are required to stay at home. NOT allowed out for a further 3 months. And this requires to be rigorously enforced. They need protected and should be totally shielded. Meanwhile, those not listed as specifically vulnerable or deemed low risk are allowed to return to normal business. We must not be allowed to think that we can somehow avoid COVID - we cannot. We can only protect the most vulnerable and sadly - the low risk people (like me) must accept there is an element of risk but that without taking it - we (I) will be jobless for years.

Why the contribution is important

This is important because without returning our economy to a form of normal ASAP - in a short time, the levels of mass unemployment will result long term in far more deaths and deprivation than COVID will ever wreak.

by jamiehamy on May 05, 2020 at 10:04PM

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  • Posted by MBMacLeod May 05, 2020 at 22:44

    Restarting the economy is essential quickly as is removing the stress of lockdown. If social distancing is not practicable then effective PPE is the alternative. Not hugely expensive in the grand scheme as long as the right type of equipment can be provided and workers and the public wear it where deemed necessary.
  • Posted by Feemcfa May 05, 2020 at 22:44

    I agree a strategy that limits risk to those most at risk is more acceptable in the medium term that restricting everyone's movements and interactions .
  • Posted by murrayme8 May 05, 2020 at 22:56

    I am scared of the lock down being opened to quick I’m in the shielding group just out of hospital and what I witnessed was not something I want to see happen again so please think carefully I would rather be in lock down longer as lose my family due to it being lifted to quick
  • Posted by Lyzzy33 May 06, 2020 at 00:15

    It is unrealistic to suggest that anyone shield for a further three months!!! The mental health implications would be horrific!!
  • Posted by Laura89 May 06, 2020 at 00:17

    What about people who live with someone who.is shielding.
  • Posted by OldDeuteronomy May 06, 2020 at 01:59

    The current lockdown cannot, indeed, continue as at present. Covid is not going to disappear overnight; it is going to be here, with us, and for the long haul. Those in the younger/healthier category should be allowed their rights of freedom - to return to work, to socialise with their friends and families and subscribe to a contact tracing App. It is going to be years, probably, before a vaccine is found, if ever, and some immunity should be encouraged. Those still wishing to isolate, for whatever reason, should continue to do so and communities the country over should ensure that they are well cared for.
  • Posted by Julie May 08, 2020 at 14:32

    You are not protecting the most vulnerable, you are condemning them to be locked in for your convenience. By locking down this group they are the most likely to be made redundant and the least likely to be successful when applying for jobs. That would be fine if this group were looked after financially but they are not, some are falling through the cracks. People with health conditions are not always older / retired.
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