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When will the public break?

The ‘lockdown’ is expected to go on until June but in my humble opinion I don’t think the general public have it in them/us to last that long.

It’s a bit of a novelty now but I’d be surprised if even by the end of April there aren’t some protests and attempts to get back to some sort of normalcy. What I think will happen is that once testing becomes widespread and the ratio of infection shows a possible 0.1/0.2% death rate, people already sick of staying at home will take their chances and just push to get out of the house.

I’m not saying I agree with that mentality - just that I can understand it. Imo there’s zero chance people stay in their homes until June.

posted on 29/3/20

comment by Stay Safe (U1250)
posted 3 minutes ago
comment by Gingernuts (U2992)
posted 2 hours, 22 minutes ago
comment by Stay Safe (U1250)
posted 2 minutes ago
People on a football forum know everything better than experts in the field and government, and also have a crystal ball to predict what happens after June.
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Or even up until June.

Demanding we lockdown even more. Insisting that the cost doesn’t matter. Telling us all the the government (because it is a Conservative one in most cases) has it all hopelessly wrong and is deficient in so many ways.

Because everyone knows better.
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I was actually referring to you and your buddies calling this lock down nonsense.
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Yes well when you can show me where I said it was nonsense I’ll start to pay attention.

Until then ....

posted on 29/3/20

Again. In your own time.

posted on 29/3/20

I'm lucky where I live as it's pretty rural. Life hasn't changed that much apart from now working at home and not being able to have the option of going to a oub ir restaurant.

I can still take the dog for a walk to the prom 20 minutes away and, in truth, the solitude is pretty relaxing.

This was in stark contrast though to last weekend where people came to Snowdonia in their droves like it was a summer bank holiday!

posted on 29/3/20

comment by Gingernuts (U2992)
posted 12 minutes ago
comment by Stay Safe (U1250)
posted 3 minutes ago
comment by Gingernuts (U2992)
posted 2 hours, 22 minutes ago
comment by Stay Safe (U1250)
posted 2 minutes ago
People on a football forum know everything better than experts in the field and government, and also have a crystal ball to predict what happens after June.
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Or even up until June.

Demanding we lockdown even more. Insisting that the cost doesn’t matter. Telling us all the the government (because it is a Conservative one in most cases) has it all hopelessly wrong and is deficient in so many ways.

Because everyone knows better.
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I was actually referring to you and your buddies calling this lock down nonsense.
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Yes well when you can show me where I said it was nonsense I’ll start to pay attention.

Until then ....
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I’m not even going to guess you can’t find anything. For the very simple reason I never said a lockdown was nonsense did I?

Wtf is it with people who make things up or repeat half sentences to throw stupid and ill judged accusations against someone they genuinely don’t know in some weird attempt to appear a smart rse?

I’ve been wrong plenty of times on things and held my hands up when it’s pointed out but ffs stop making sheite up. Pathetic

comment by IAmMe (U18491)

posted on 29/3/20

I imagine city dwellers will crack fairly shortly. Especially the 18-35-yr-olds.

Round my way, life hasn't changed a jot. Sadly, Old people were (and still are) too scared (of the real, or perceived, threat from young people) to come out regardless of the current situation. And the young adults (imbeciles) see it as some kind of test of machismo

Perhaps interestingly there is a fundamental difference between what part local climate can play in lifestyles (and therefore familial/community relationships) between generations.

For example, in southern European climates, the warmer air encourages people to spend more time on the 'streets' of villages/towns. Thus older people feel more part of the community - bit of a generalisation, but hey ho.

I've lived in the most types of communities, rural villages, small/large towns, cities (including the most densely populated city in England) and on waterways. But the one common feature I see in the faces of senior citizens of most northern European communities (big or small) is fear.

Hoomans can be cuhntz

posted on 29/3/20

comment by IAmMe (U18491)
posted 2 hours, 2 minutes ago
I imagine city dwellers will crack fairly shortly. Especially the 18-35-yr-olds.

Round my way, life hasn't changed a jot. Sadly, Old people were (and still are) too scared (of the real, or perceived, threat from young people) to come out regardless of the current situation. And the young adults (imbeciles) see it as some kind of test of machismo

Perhaps interestingly there is a fundamental difference between what part local climate can play in lifestyles (and therefore familial/community relationships) between generations.

For example, in southern European climates, the warmer air encourages people to spend more time on the 'streets' of villages/towns. Thus older people feel more part of the community - bit of a generalisation, but hey ho.

I've lived in the most types of communities, rural villages, small/large towns, cities (including the most densely populated city in England) and on waterways. But the one common feature I see in the faces of senior citizens of most northern European communities (big or small) is fear.

Hoomans can be cuhntz
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Best Post I've seen from you IamMe

posted on 29/3/20

Personally I'm quite enjoying the lockdown, or at least I would be if it wasn't for the bigger picture of what's happening/will happen in the near future

posted on 29/3/20

https://apple.news/AYDY_mvsbTiig03-TyOd63w

Belarus has this sorted

comment by Silver (U6112)

posted on 29/3/20

comment by Cal Neva (U11544)
posted 11 hours, 9 minutes ago
I volunteer to be a neighbourhood vigilante. With special powers to shoot anyone breaking the curfew or people that I don't like.
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This appeals to me cos I don;t have a games console.

Or are any good a shooting but I am enthusiastic to try.

posted on 30/3/20

‘Sweden cannot take draconian measures that have a limited impact on the epidemic but knock out the functions of society," stated its public health secretary Johan Carlson last week, saying out loud what so many are thinking: That the horse has already bolted, a vaccine is probably 18 months away, the coming weeks and months will inevitably overwhelm national health systems, but that far more lives and livelihoods will be destroyed as a result of shutting entire industries than lives lost to this virus.

This a disease, now all-but over in the country it hit first, that has killed 25,237 people worldwide over three months. Every year, mosquitoes kill 130,000 people over that same time-frame. Recessions kill too, albeit in a longer, more drawn-out ordeal - and that’s exactly what Sweden is so wary of.

Sweden has currently recorded 3,046 cases of coronavirus; compared to 3,687 in next door Norway. Since Norway entered lockdown two weeks ago, their unemployment rate has quadrupled. In Sweden, bars and restaurants have stayed open - table service only, to limit crowding - only gatherings of more than 50 have been banned, and schools remain in tact for under the 16s. Life there remains relatively normal.’

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03/27/swedens-resistance-lockdown-raises-questions-tough-approach/#comments

Interesting

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