Time to let life resume

Gradually lift restrictions on travel, social distancing and closures. People should be trusted to continue sensible safe distancing, hand washing etc. There has been sufficient time to establish the NHS capacity to cope with illnesses and deaths. As a society we should be helping ourselves to understand that saving lives at any cost will be far too costly for our mental wellbeing .

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Continued frightening and lockdown of the public will cause far more health ,emotional and economic damage than can be justified. What kind of future are we setting up for our younger population if we suffocate all aspects of development.

by erdabrown on May 08, 2020 at 03:08PM

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  • Posted by Quesada19 May 08, 2020 at 15:26

    Absolutely time!
  • Posted by Aldo60 May 08, 2020 at 16:09

    The current restrictions simply cannot be removed until it is deemed to be absolutely safe to do so and alas it doesn't matter how safe your personal practices are . Under current circumstances it is unfortunately not entirely in the individual's hands to ensure their own safety , we are all at the mercy of the good practices of everyone.
  • Posted by rationalone May 08, 2020 at 18:10

    It is time for the government to stop frightening the public. We have to remember that for the vast majority of people this is not a serious illness. We should be shielding those vulnerable to it while letting others return to some sort of normality. We have to take a risk at some point. What difference will a few more months of lockdown make to the spread of Covid? However it will make a huge difference to the economy and those who are vulnerable in other ways.
  • Posted by Haggis59 May 09, 2020 at 18:12

    The virus is still spreading and there are still deaths daily. The Scottish Government are being honest and sincere and the facts are frightening and real, it's not the Govt making them up. Anyone can get the virus or spread the virus, having attitude that for vast majority the illness isn't serious is a bit naive. There are people in intensive care and people who have died that were young and healthy beforehand. Death figures in Scotland would be higher if we didn't have lockdown and reduce the spread of the virus. Taking"a risk" just now as someone suggested could cause a second wave, cause more deaths, have lockdown for even longer. and damage the economy even more. The people of Scotland have to continue to work together and continue to practice social distancing etc until the Scottish Government advise us otherwise. The First Minister is as keen to see her family again as anyone but only when it is safe to do so. Being patient for a wee while longer could make a big difference.
  • Posted by Islander64 May 10, 2020 at 09:53

    Let’s listen to the medical professionals and take their advice please. Not too long ago there was panic buying at the supermarkets and people were genuinely scared when the daily death tolls were climbing above 2 hundred. We are no further forward in terms of a vaccine. Now is NOT the time to take risks with peoples lives. I don’t think for one minute that any Government would put the brakes on the entire economy and lockdown it’s citizens unless there was a very good reason..That reason is to save lives and protect the NHS from going into meltdown. Have some patience please...
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