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Under 40s to carry on as normal.

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Pixxie7 Tue 11-Aug-20 06:30:38

Latest on the news today suggesting that everyone under 40 should ignore Covid rules and go back to pre lockdown rules. How do you feel about this?

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Waxonwaxoff0 Tue 11-Aug-20 06:32:02

I am 30. I'd be happy to carry on as normal but I don't think that's fair on the over 40s. Can't see it happening anyway.

Pixxie7 Tue 11-Aug-20 06:33:47

I agree I think it would make things far more complicated.

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MotorwayDiva Tue 11-Aug-20 06:35:18

I agree we need to get back to normal at some point. But it needs to be under 40s who have no underlying conditions and employers have to note that not all childcare will be available

DipSwimSwoosh Tue 11-Aug-20 06:38:47

What, no masks? I'd like this.

DipSwimSwoosh Tue 11-Aug-20 06:39:06

But how will that protect over 40s?

Lockdownseperation Tue 11-Aug-20 06:41:45

I’m not sure my shielding DH consultant would agree that just because he is 36 that it would be a good to do that.

Who is suggesting this? A number of scientists, a random flat earthier or politicians who don’t bother reading briefings from their own scientists.

latticechaos Tue 11-Aug-20 06:44:27


Every single suggestion like this is just more evidence the country is failing to deal with the pandemic impacts across Britain.

Porridgeoat Tue 11-Aug-20 06:44:28

Better if the 18-30 all stay at home instead of party so the everyone can carry on life in a responsible manner lowering Covid rates

Porridgeoat Tue 11-Aug-20 06:45:51

Maybe a curfew for anyone under 30. Bed time at 8pm unless working

NothingIsWrong Tue 11-Aug-20 06:47:39

I'm 42 and if this was proposed I would not be sticking to the rules for over 40's

Pixxie7 Tue 11-Aug-20 06:49:52

I think its the latest from the government to get the economy going.
The over 40s I guess just carry on as we are.

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Orchidflower1 Tue 11-Aug-20 06:51:25

Tbh we’d be better making the under 40s stay home. IMHO they’re the ones least likely to SD.

Maybe let all the pensioners out- at least they wouldn’t have beach parties, races in cars and raves in parks. 🤔

Actually nobody ask my Nan 🙈

latticechaos Tue 11-Aug-20 06:51:51

I'd like to see their economic modelling in this scenario, don't they need the over 40s to spend too?

Is there a link to the news article?

Pixxie7 Tue 11-Aug-20 06:53:17

I don’t know but on itv news.

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SnugglySnerd Tue 11-Aug-20 06:54:08

I feel like people in their 40s are ignored a bit. I keep reading "only x number of deaths were in under 40 years olds" and that "over 60s are most at risk" or "most deaths have been frail and elderly people" but there is hardly any mention of the risk to people in between those ages groups.

Friendsoftheearth Tue 11-Aug-20 06:57:20

Um, I am not sure how that would ever work!

Aridane Tue 11-Aug-20 07:05:12

Ah - a good old goady ageist thread.

Pixxie7 Tue 11-Aug-20 07:05:14

I wonder if it is tied in with the schools reopening in an attempt reassure people that it’s safe to do so?

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KatherineJaneway Tue 11-Aug-20 07:06:33

I am carrying on as normal although over 40. What else am I meant to do? Social distancing stopped here in June anyway and apart from wfh full time and wearing a mask in a shop, I am back to normal. Gym, eating out, shopping etc.

Pixxie7 Tue 11-Aug-20 07:07:12

No it’s not an ageist thread, it’s purely a discussion.

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SuitedandBooted Tue 11-Aug-20 07:09:23

Great idea!

Everyone knows the under 40's are totally immune to infection, never asymptomatic and therefore won't be spreading it around to the whole community.

Oh, wait.......

RockingMyFiftiesNot Tue 11-Aug-20 07:13:24

We're in an area that has had tighter measures applied due to a spike in numbers - in the 17-23 age group, which is at odds with under 40s going back to normal

Aridane Tue 11-Aug-20 07:14:01

< waiting now for someone to say BAME people should be required to stay indoors >

Tinsellball Tue 11-Aug-20 07:18:26


Tbh we’d be better making the under 40s stay home. IMHO they’re the ones least likely to SD.

Maybe let all the pensioners out- at least they wouldn’t have beach parties, races in cars and raves in parks. 🤔

Actually nobody ask my Nan 🙈

That made me smile. Have you got a rather lively grandmother??

We haven't had such a focus on hygiene and social distancing before, so as long as that continues, I'd like to get back to normal (keeping away from anyone vulnerable).

It would be nice to have face to face appointments again.

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