No major changes until vaccine.

The UK and Scottish governments were much too late in considering our safety and in the case of the UK government continue to be economic with the truth. Certain business activities are essential but many aren't. Public health is the most important factor tied to key worker safety. This should not be compromised for profit at this time. In due course, the economy will strongly bounce back but save as many lives as possible during this time until a successful vaccine is readily available.

Why the contribution is important

To save as many lives as possible.

by onyerbike on May 05, 2020 at 04:03PM

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  • Posted by ryantravers May 05, 2020 at 16:13

    If the economy and the private sector is not allowed to open there will be no taxes to pay for the public sector workers' salaries and no money for the NHS. To delay opening the economy is ignorant of this basic economic fact: the private sector is the engine that generates money for the NHS.
  • Posted by Lee May 05, 2020 at 16:15

    Garbage. Let's all just be dead then. Cause that's what these human right suppressing measures feel like.
  • Posted by mklayne May 05, 2020 at 16:16

    It's not just about profit - it's about joy and fulfillment and living life. There is no guarantee that there will be a vaccine at all, and putting life on hold is not tenable.
  • Posted by byminutes May 05, 2020 at 16:30

    May have to wait a long time for a vaccine. According to WHO any vaccine is to be shared throughout the world even if developed in UK so could take a long long time to cover everyone. Our economy will be non existent perhaps if we wait on vaccine. Consistent good social precautions with severe penalties not measly current ones for anyone breaking the rules must be the way to progress.
  • Posted by Davemac1960 May 05, 2020 at 16:42

    We can’t wait that long
  • Posted by Garywall8787 May 05, 2020 at 16:46

    Awful idea
  • Posted by JoeReade May 05, 2020 at 17:11

    Impossible, impractical, unaffordable.
  • Posted by codenamev May 05, 2020 at 17:24

    There has never been a successful vaccine for the coronavirus family. To put our lives on hold for this is quite frankly absurd. The annual flu vaccine has to be administered every year as the strain is always mutating and there is no way to know which strain is circulating. This will be true for covid-19, the vaccine may work one year but not the next. Educating the public on how to build a strong immune system would be a far better strategy.
  • Posted by Elsie May 05, 2020 at 17:28

    I don’t think a vaccine will come. We don’t have one for HIV, MERS or SARS and the latter 2 are coronaviruses too like COVID19
  • Posted by Ritchie486 May 05, 2020 at 17:45

    Ridiculous idea
  • Posted by Roddas2972 May 05, 2020 at 18:06

     like it or not these lockdowns could go on and off till there is a vaccine or a working treatment discovered, research the Spanish flue second wave killed way more than the first and no guarantees this wont mutate and become worse, it might not be a good idea but it might well be the reality we have to get used to or die
  • Posted by John1911 May 06, 2020 at 22:26

    I don't share the optimism that our economy will strongly bounce back.

    To be frank, I think we are heading towards an economic shock that will shake all economies like we've never known.

    Upshot of that is fewer people paying tax, and those paying tax being hammered with higher taxes, leaving them less disposable income. That in turn will lead to less demand for goods, and more unemployment, and so on... A nasty downward spiral.

    I'd like to see the governments of the UK set out real plans as to how they think we can recover. I don't think they will though because they've no idea how bad things are going to get.

    We each need to consider what future we want to leave behind for younger generations. Should we really continue down this road of preserving life at any cost, ignorant of the greater harm we are storing for the future?
  • Posted by Colin87 May 07, 2020 at 06:06

    We must use common sense and scientific evidence to kill the virus spread by focusing on care homes, hospitals and ramp up testing. However we must start to get to the new normal
  • Posted by Abdnshiremum May 07, 2020 at 08:06

    Unfortunately we need to be able to pay for the NHS and all of government (education etc) so we need to find safe enough ways to reopen as soon as possible.
  • Posted by Ideas81 May 08, 2020 at 13:14

    Unlikely to get to a point where there is a vaccine
  • Posted by Christina May 09, 2020 at 20:11

    Worst idea ever.
  • Posted by Deedee3 May 11, 2020 at 15:06

    Sorry but the chance of a vaccine which is safe and effective becoming available any time soon is around zero.

    Therefore all the lockdown can hope to do is delay someone being exposed to the virus.
     Assuming the healthcare system isn't overwhelmed (not even close in Scotland) it won't change their chances of survival from it. It could be argued your general health after being isolated for months might be worse, so might even reduce your chances of survival.

    However for the majority of people the risk is still very low.

    Public health is important as you say, but public health consists of a lot more than just covid! Other aspects of public health are being compromised by this, and this results in loss of life too.

    Would you still want to 'save' a life (or perhaps delay a death by a couple of months, during which time the person was confined to their home unable to see any of their loved ones) if it resulted in 10 other avoidable deaths over the next decade from other causes?
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