Since Easter and the nice weather hit, roads have been much much busier, you’re right. Personally don’t think the government needed to relax anything coz people were and still are relaxing to it anyway.Whiskyman wrote: ↑Mon May 18, 2020 1:20 pmRound my way the last couple of weeks has seen a very significant rise in the number of people on the roads. And at the weekend there were a few little family groups out in one of our local parks, which was nice to see, when I was walking the dog.JayK wrote: ↑Mon May 18, 2020 12:04 pm
I think the main reason for the lockdown was to try stop the NHS falling on its knees and no other reason. Now they’re not so busy, the government can afford to see a few more people infected, until we peak again (which I think is inevitable) then we’ll all be locked down again. The sights of people getting into work via the tube in London was like this thing had never happened.
I agree we need to move out of lockdown slowly (option 3) but the government need better control of the transport systems to try reduce the risk of the 2nd peak.
I think you're probably right about the overwhelming of the NHS but I think better information early doors would have helped. Mrs W has a friend who is a GP and she said that she was inundated with people who had the symptoms but that only a small percentage of those needed medical advice or treatment. But because people were, initially, led to believe it was a death sentence there was understandable anxiety. Which quite possibly meant some people who genuinely needed treatment didn't receive it.
I also agree with you about a second peak. I think it is inevitable and whilst there is no cure or antidote it is pretty unavoidable. Which is the main reason I think we might just as well bite the bullet, take any sensible precautions we can, and get as many people working again as is possible.
If it wasn’t for the Chinese, I don’t think it woulda been a pandemic so, false information came from the core of the issue and caught everyone with their pants down.
You know my stance on it. People ain’t all smart and considerate. These are the people that will spread it.....again. Soon shops will re-open, my mother in law is getting fed up and wants to go to the shops. It’s all well and good her taking measures but others she will encounter in the shops will basically kill her. This is why currently I will continue as if there was no relaxation until I can go do some work. Then I’ll have to be smarter. Carry sanitiser, wear gloves and masks, stay away from as many people as possible. The last one is easy though coz most people are cunts anyway. And that last one aint aimed at you, it’s a general perception of the world we live in.
And yes you’re right, people need to start working again. Businesses have had plenty of time to prepare and organise their businesses so that they can open or operate whatever in a safe environment.