Lockdown to stay for another 6 weeks

Can we please stay in lock down. I have family that i have not seen in over 8 weeks, i miss them all dearly, but i would rather miss them all short term, than miss them all together from dying, due to the lock down being lifted far to soon, at the end of the day all we have to do is sit in our homes, and go for a walk (light exercise) per day.

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to safe gaurd evey one

by mentalmico on May 09, 2020 at 09:27AM

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  • Posted by davidcoffield May 09, 2020 at 09:37

    If some more essential services are allowed to safely re-open (e.g. dentists) for better peace of mind then I would agree. If not, then we need to copy something like Ireland to at least give folk some hope. It appears to all be creeping into political dogma now which is absolutely not helpful to anyone.
  • Posted by Shannonxo May 09, 2020 at 09:59

    The problem is that other people also have family members that will die regardless the longer this goes on due to severe illness so everyone has something to lose whether we stay in lcokdown or start to relax it.
  • Posted by Don May 09, 2020 at 10:11

    So do you never want to see your family again? Covid 19 is not going to disappear, it is just being suppressed by the lockdown. So when it is eventually lifted , your family will Still be at risk then - unless a vaccine is discovered. Scientists have being trying to get a vaccine for Aids for over 30 years now, still no success despite all the money spent on this research.
  • Posted by Johnjul May 09, 2020 at 10:29

    Coronavirus will still be there after an extra 6 weeks so what’s the point? If the ‘R’ is reduced that’s the best we can hope for and work with.
  • Posted by Dave_H May 09, 2020 at 10:32

    I think we all agree that some measures that involve a lot of people in a small space will have to be restricted for some time yet. I don't hear anyone calling for a total end to lockdown. But reading the suggestions in this consultation there is a great deal of demand for some small well thought out steps that will make the lockdown more bearable. The common theme being to allow more freedom to do outdoor activities that involve just a few people and are well away from others so pose no more risk than the daily walk we are already allowed. Such small relaxations, taken very soon, will be a sign to the people that the lockdown process is being evaluated and adjusted all the time to keep it in step with needs and what is and is not a danger. I am really concerned that if this consultation leads to absolutely no changes to lockdown for many more weeks, the people will feel it was a waste of time and a PR stunt and will start to disregard the authority of the lockdown.
  • Posted by Irena May 10, 2020 at 08:15

    The economic consequences aside, to extend a full lockdown like we have at the moment without some smaller reasonable relaxations that do not lead to a much heightened risk would prove catastrophic. I can already see more and more people disregarding more and more rules. There must be a controlled loosening, because otherwise we might see an uncontrolled one. You can already see people thinking: the numbers are still high, so the lockdown obviously is not working, because those admitted to hospital today cannot have become infected before the lockdown. And if it isn't working, why stick to it... A part relaxation can help us all find the strength to bear with it.
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