Not sure what you mean by risks tbh. I've retired now so I'd no longer be going to work which I guess is one risk , but I can't think of too many others that anyone needs to take. The weekly shop maybe considered a risk by some. When I used to work I was able to (and did) often work from home. I'm fortunate not to have to run back into society to support myself financially, although there are many thousands at the moment who are being denied something that is a necessity to many. However I do want to rejoin society sooner rather than later. We are basically a sociable species, not particularly enamoured of living in near isolation.ToneLoc wrote: ↑Sat May 23, 2020 12:47 pmAs in general I think the right approach is somewhere between the two extremes.
I'm not an advocate of perpetual lockdown but neither am I naive enough to suggest everything goes back to pre-pandemic at the flick of a lightswitch.
There will be some than can or cannot afford (mentally and fiscally) to socially distance over a prolonged period so each person will have a differing set of circumstances. My point being is that if you're NOT fiscally and emotionally dependent on running back into society as before then why would you take the risk just for the sake of it?
I don't know Whiskey personally but from his varying posts on here he seems a smart chap who's in a position to not have to take risks.
But as someone who, because of age (63 next month) is considered "vulnerable" I would be quite happy to take risks, if that is how they are perceived, to live life the way I have become accustomed to. Would I, in the present situation go to a football match and sit among thousands of other people ? No. Would I go to my local pub and socialise with people, most of whom are known to me personally ? Without a doubt. Would I happily resume coaching the kids at the local footy club ? Again yes. Would I happily take the grandchildren to the park, or to the cinema ? A no brainer. Of course I would.
Problem is with the present situation it's a one size fits all scenario. And like all such scenarios it's fucking things up for many millions of people's lives and benefiting a relatively small number. And I'm talking about important issues, not just me going down the pub, like people's livelihoods. We have to acknowledge it's a very serious disease for some. But we also have to acknowledge that 95% of people who get it don't even need medical attention. That is the perspective we seem to be missing imo.
I would expect the people who perceive themselves to be at greater risk to maybe take more precautions than others. But hasn't that always been the case with many of life's issues before this virus came along ?