Unlock the lockdown ASAP

This form of lockdown is not sustainable and will destroy the economy. How long can a country go without working? Masses of people will soon lose their jobs if this doesn't end assp. To end the lockdown: 1. Face masks in public spaces - surely we can manufacture it here 2. Spaces between people on public transport 3. People from low risk group should be able to go back to work to keep the economy going for everyone else 4. People from high risk group should be allowed to stay home (employment protection, income protection) 6. Those who can work from home should continue to do so to make space for those who can't work from home on the public transport 7. Test and trace implemented and compulsory quarantine for those with covid, phone tracking We can still greatly reduce deaths from Covid by implementing the right steps without destrying livelihoods and the economy.

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We need to think in the long run and find a right balance. Current situation is not sustainable.

by BeataK on May 08, 2020 at 08:15AM

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  • Posted by ThargX May 08, 2020 at 09:16

    I would like to see this happen as soon as possible. I take the view that looking at the increasing amounts of reliable evidence, COVID 19 has been circulating in society as far back as last autumn and we have possibly just seen a second peak. I have no doubt there will be a third peak but society cannot stay in this situation for much longer. Mental health and financial problems will snowball and become massively problematic for more and more people. We know now that hospital beds can be created in the Form of temporary hospitals and we have access to wider testing, monitoring and isolating people who become sick. We can hide away forever and even if we continued a strict lockdown for 6 months the virus is still there when we emerge and we have to deal with the consequences of that. Would it also be more sensible to ease the lockdown now while the weather is good and people can spend more time outside and also if people are ill it is not during the winter when there are many other viruses to contend with. If lockdown is not eased I think people will become very restless and agitated and this will cause problems. Schools should be allowed to go back on a part-time basis. Half the class one week and the other half the following week, this would allow teachers to space out the children in the classrooms and although it’s not ideal at least that would allow many parents to get back to work. In other European countries this is what is being done. Shops and business should be allowed to open and it is up to the public whether they go to them or not. People don’t have to sit in cafes or restaurants if they don’t wish to. Adults can decide on the risks they are willing to take and if they feel the still need to isolate then they should be allowed to do that.
  • Posted by ThargX May 08, 2020 at 09:17

    *can’t*
  • Posted by jonsnow May 08, 2020 at 09:40

    Absolutely agree. Why has the Scottish government completely ignored the measures and results of Sweden? Unless we have a different virus here ( in which case tell us) we know lockdown can be lifted with the right and eminently sensible measures put in place. The hospitals are operating at much lower capacities than normal, every month a business is closed is the equivalent of 6 to 12 months of trade just to catch up... The long term effects of this lockdown are not being disclosed or discussed in a transparent ,informed way.
  • Posted by ArchieM May 08, 2020 at 18:43

    Totally agree. Most of the recent deaths appear to be in care homes. why has our government still not got a grip on this? There is no point is telling us that there is capacity for 10,000 to 12,000 tests per day without telling us exactly how many test are being conducted on a daily basis. If we are not utilising each and every tests on a daily basis we should be to.d about it and why we are not testing to our limits. The government is quite happy to restrict the data provided to us it is quite happy control the media to only one question each and not permit the adults ( the public) to question them because they do not like the answers they will have to provide.
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