Why are there still new cases?

Scotland has been in lockdown since 23rd of March, yet there are still new cases - why is this happening & how is it possible when the majority of people aren’t going anywhere or interacting with anyone? My point is that work should be down to establish how the new cases are arising. Analyse where the majority of new cases are coming from & categorise them from very high level of transmission to low level of transmission. Then focus on the high areas & tighten measures to stop the transmissions in these areas and gradually work towards reducing the number of new cases to as close to zero as possible.

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The summer is the best time for Scotland to be in lockdown. The weather is better & nights are longer so people can go outside. The winter is the opposite. Even if you want to go outside you can’t. Lockdown in winter would be even more depressing so that is when people need indoor activities- sports halls, cafes, restaurants, shops, theatres, cinemas - to be safe. There should therefore be a focus on how to reach some form of safe normality by winter. It appears the only way for this to happen is via a vaccine, or reduce the numbers to as close to zero as possible. Take active steps just now to reduce the cases even further. This might mean a longer lockdown but extra time over spring & summer is better than a lockdown winter & year or more of a hybrid life with vulnerable people unable to leave their homes.

by ElizabethM83 on May 11, 2020 at 08:13PM

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  • Posted by kirst10 May 11, 2020 at 20:32

    Agree with this - heard of a friend in England who contracted the virus this week but only because him and his family broke the rules by letting others in their home. Those not interacting with others and being sensible when shopping etc appear to be fine and kept away from the virus.
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