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Release young adults from lockdown first

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emkana Thu 09-Apr-20 10:13:31

I think it a good idea - there's been a paper by the University of Warwick.
It's hardest for them and their risk is low.
I'd happily stay in lockdown longer for my children of that age to be "set free"

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SleepyTiger39 Thu 09-Apr-20 10:20:52

All for that. This is hard on young people. Not sure how it would work exactly.

Doyoumind Thu 09-Apr-20 10:22:05

Their risk of dying may be low but their risk of spreading wouldn't be.

Sleepyblueocean Thu 09-Apr-20 10:22:55

That would only work if they have no contact with older adults.

Sennetti Thu 09-Apr-20 10:22:56

Define ‘young adult’

What ages?

emkana Thu 09-Apr-20 10:23:28

The paper says 20 to 30

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MozFan Thu 09-Apr-20 10:24:36

So I’d be allowed out because I’m 30, but my DP wouldn’t be because he’s 38?

esjee Thu 09-Apr-20 10:25:37

Restricting it to only people aged 20 to 30 is a daft idea.

PersonaNonGarter Thu 09-Apr-20 10:25:58

No.

Sleepyblueocean Thu 09-Apr-20 10:26:04

I thought risk didn't increase significantly until 50.

perniciousdot Thu 09-Apr-20 10:27:42

Why is it hardest for them?

Who is deciding this?

KenDodd Thu 09-Apr-20 10:28:53

They sound a bit like the canary in the mine.
Lockdown seems to be most damaging for them though, so maybe it would work.

One thing I feel really strongly about though is that they shouldn't be left to pick up the bill for this. Older people with the most money should be the ones to shoulder as much of the costs as possible.

PilatesPeach Thu 09-Apr-20 10:29:24

What are they meant to do though? will the shops re-open? the pubs? gyms? many over 30s work in shops etc so how is this meant to work according to the paper?

Not convinced this lockdown is hardest for them either - it is hard for many in different ways eg people who live on their own.

Fleab1te Thu 09-Apr-20 10:29:29

Yes please explain why it's harder for a 30 year old than a 40 something.

bruffin Thu 09-Apr-20 10:29:58

Tbh I do think it's harder on them. I have a DS who has t seen his long term gf for a month, and know a few in that position
Ds was in the middle of buying a house and pulled out because of uncertainty on housing market during this
He is a a key worker so work ok

My dd is 2nd year NHS type degree which is placement so needs to get hours in at sometime

KenDodd Thu 09-Apr-20 10:31:24

Why is it hardest for them?
They are talking about financially and damaging life chances. There's loads and loads of evidence for this, I don't even think anyone with knowledge on this subject is disputing it.

Floralnomad Thu 09-Apr-20 10:31:49

Stupid idea , it’s all or nothing and those of us that want to avoid the second wave for health reasons can make our own decisions .

EmpressLangClegInChair Thu 09-Apr-20 10:32:03

Yes please explain why it's harder for a 30 year old than a 40 something.

I’d like to hear that one too. Should we be clapping for the 20-30 year olds?

esjee Thu 09-Apr-20 10:32:21

@buffin all that can apply to people of any age! I don't believe its harder specofically for 20 to 30 year olds at all.

perniciousdot Thu 09-Apr-20 10:32:21

Tbh I do think it's harder on them. I have a DS who has t seen his long term gf for a month, and know a few in that position

Why does that make it harder for him than say, an 80 year old widow who spends all their time out and about usually?

AnneOfCloves Thu 09-Apr-20 10:33:02

I would think it's harder for young kids and for teens. So much energy with the little ones and so dependent on their peer groups for socialising with the teens. At least 20-30 you can understand why it's happening much better.

perniciousdot Thu 09-Apr-20 10:33:06

They are talking about financially and damaging life chances.

Ah sorry, I picked that up incorrectly.

Yesterdayforgotten Thu 09-Apr-20 10:33:20

I'm 33 so I'd have to stay at home than confused

Sleepyblueocean Thu 09-Apr-20 10:33:45

I don't think just being in that age group makes it harder. I find it harder now than I would have done at that age when I had no dependents

KenDodd Thu 09-Apr-20 10:34:24

www.ifs.org.uk/publications/14791

www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52176666

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