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To think the lockdown needs to end now?

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Fr0thandBubble Tue 02-Jun-20 15:17:54

I could understand a lockdown being imposed for a few weeks to make sure the NHS was up to capacity, but it’s gone well beyond that. The NHS now has lots of excess capacity and yet here we still are.

I am horrified by what has happened to our civil liberties, what it’s doing to our children’s education, what it’s doing to everyone’s livelihoods and mental health, what it’s doing to the economy, how people are not getting life-saving treatment for things like cancer, etc.

I don’t understand why people aren’t given the right to choose to self-isolate if they need to but for the rest of us to be allowed to get on with our lives and to take responsibility for ourselves.

I don’t understand why people who are not old and don’t have underlying health conditions are acting hysterically and why people have decided it’s OK to police other people’s behaviour and shout at them in the street.

I feel like I’m living in some kind of awful dystopian society.

I realise I’m in the minority here but does anyone agree with me?

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ssd Tue 02-Jun-20 15:20:45

If only it was that simple.

Fr0thandBubble Tue 02-Jun-20 15:21:35

@ssd It is that simple - Sweden has done it.

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IncrediblySadToo Tue 02-Jun-20 15:22:51

Any reason you needed to start yet another thread? One of the eleventy billion already in existence will give you all the answers & bunfights you're looking for

monkeysox Tue 02-Jun-20 15:23:23

Sweden didn't have as many cases

petrifiedprawn Tue 02-Jun-20 15:24:49

I agree with you. I'm trying to home school a reluctant 7 year old whilst working from home. It's impossible and I dread to think about the longer term implications on everyone's mental health. The daily infection rates and deaths are continuing to decline and I'm praying they ease the lockdown further and open up the schools to all children so they get some normality before the summer hols. It's time to open up.

FourTeaFallOut Tue 02-Jun-20 15:27:07

It's madness to compare us to Sweden. Their country is not as densely packed and their government has far more trust capital with their people. Compare Sweden to Norway and then come talk about figures.

Abbccc Tue 02-Jun-20 15:27:43


*@ssd* It is that simple - Sweden has done it.

There are lots of things about Sweden that are different to the UK though. Things that work in one country won't neccessarily work well in another country.

KellyHall Tue 02-Jun-20 15:28:23

Sweden have a tiny population in a big country. And they're having huge issues now because they didn't have a tight lockdown when it might have helped.

Goawayquickly Tue 02-Jun-20 15:28:43

I agree with you. We can’t stay like this forever.

FourTeaFallOut Tue 02-Jun-20 15:29:39

Sweden 443 deaths per million of population Vs Norway 44.

amusedtodeath1 Tue 02-Jun-20 15:30:16


It's madness to compare us to Sweden. Their country is not as densely packed and their government has far more trust capital with their people. Compare Sweden to Norway and then come talk about figures.

this, exactly We are, per capita, one of the most densely packed countries, that it one of the biggest factor for transmission rates. We are different to Sweden.

Fr0thandBubble Tue 02-Jun-20 15:31:32

@incrediblysadtoo I haven’t actually seen any threads from people who think it should be ended and I wanted to know if anyone else felt the same way I do.

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my2bundles Tue 02-Jun-20 15:32:14

No thanks. Lockdown dhould have bern much stricter and because it wasn't we should do that now. The numbers are still far to high and easing is happening far to quickly.

DomDoesWotHeWants Tue 02-Jun-20 15:32:18

How many more threads exactly like this?

Just join on one of the other dozen, OP.

Campervan69 Tue 02-Jun-20 15:32:32

I agree with you. People are not thinking rationally about this. When you try and talk them through step-by-step they lose it somewhere in the middle. If we are to have a second wave it would be much better to have it now before the summer when people are healthy, a lot have been resting for 10 weeks at home so likely less stressed and there is capacity in the hospitals before the winter comes and the flu season start.

Dotty1970 Tue 02-Jun-20 15:33:38

Complete biscuit

aquamarine1 Tue 02-Jun-20 15:33:46


Barkingfuckingdogs Tue 02-Jun-20 15:33:48

Couldn't agree more op. The damage being done to individuals, society and the economy is way beyond the damage being done by cv.

MellowBird85 Tue 02-Jun-20 15:34:04

I agree with you OP. Strict measures were put in place to avoid a catastrophe situation. That was avoided and things are pretty much under control now so it’s time to get on with it.

Freddiefox Tue 02-Jun-20 15:35:36

@Fr0thandBubble, are you working from home? And will you able to continue to work from home?

Paperchainpopp Tue 02-Jun-20 15:36:11

I think lockdown has unofficially ended let’s face it. The government has basically said that when shops opened before getting all the kids back in education. So much for Borris applying the brakes if infection rates were to increase even people in power can’t stick to the rules so there’s no hope for us normal people.

DomDoesWotHeWants Tue 02-Jun-20 15:36:53

Schools will be part time for months, OP. I wonder how you think it will work?

Tonii1985 Tue 02-Jun-20 15:37:00

100% agree.
This is particularly awful for children - their wellbeing and development has been entirely ignored.

BamboozledandBefuddled Tue 02-Jun-20 15:37:09

Agree with you completely OP. I'm not convinced you're in a minority on here though - I just think the other side shout louder.

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