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If you want lockdown lifted, watch 102 hospital

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AmelieTaylor Mon 11-May-20 21:25:34

Watch this, then tell me that you still want lockdown lifted.

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LockdownLoppy Mon 11-May-20 21:29:11

More info needed op?????

IncrediblySadToo Mon 11-May-20 21:33:07

BBC2 hospital documentary.

Gingernaut Mon 11-May-20 21:33:10

BBC2 (Sky 102) - Hospital Special - Fighting Covid-19.

Part 1 of 2.

ComtesseDeSpair Mon 11-May-20 21:34:00

I don’t know many people who “want lockdown lifted” in the sense of all restrictions removed; but an increasing amount of people realise that we need to be realistic about gradually getting things working again. It isn’t a dichotomy between “people’s lives” and “the economy”, the economy is people and their lives and a lot of those lives won’t be worth living if there are no jobs for many to go back to and no money to pay for the support the most vulnerable will need.

AmelieTaylor Mon 11-May-20 21:37:51

It's a BBC2 Documentary on Hospitals during COVID-19 at the point we went into lockdown. It's about bithbcivid & non COVID patients.

It's shows why lockdown & reducing the R rate is important.

It will hopefully open the eyes of the people who think lockdown isn't for them.

Boris should watch it too. Not everyone gets pre emotive 2:1 nursing care as soon as they have symptoms.

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AmelieTaylor Mon 11-May-20 21:42:28

God I hope Peter makes it

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PleasantVille Mon 11-May-20 21:55:11

There's no imminent vaccine or cure and we can't stay like this for ever, we have to start to lift restrictions. I haven't heard even the slightest suggestion that we suddenly go back to normal overnight, no one's saying we should lift the lockdown are they?

DamnYankee Mon 11-May-20 22:06:23


What she said (slow clap). I don't think anyone is advocating a free for all, here. hmm
Dichotomies are not sustainable and typically created or clutched fast by people who
1) have no critical thinking skills - a.k.a "sloppy thinkers" -
2) have no desire to take responsibility for themselves
3) really enjoy having a reason to despise people for not thinking as they do

So, yes, watch the documentary. But do other research. Observe the mental/financial/physical health of those around you. Weight the risks and benefits. And then decide for yourself.

Limeavocado Mon 11-May-20 22:17:47

Hear hear @ComtesseDeSpair @PleasantVille and @DamnYankee

Each of your calm measured responses were well articulated and truly refreshing. I agree that it's a careful balancing act rather than all or nothing - IMHO neither extreme is right for where we all are today.

AmelieTaylor Mon 11-May-20 22:39:44

I don’t know many people who “want lockdown lifted” in the sense of all restrictions removed. Then you haven't read many threads.

we can't stay like this for ever
No one was suggesting we did, but we don't need to bolt out the stable door. NI, Wales ,Scotland... a much more measured approach.

Jog on.
How rude & stupid of you to assume I haven't done any research or made any other observations.or weighed things up.

It's the people carping on about being bored or needing their hair cut or whatever that need to do some research, instead of plotting how to get around the guidelines.

@limeavocado have you even listened to BJ today? - you call THAT careful balancing? It's not, it's utter fucking chaos, that'll have us back to where we were before lockdown - which us what the documentary was about.

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Tootletum Mon 11-May-20 22:41:53

Yeah or you could just accept that death is a part of life and we can't prevent all of it. My mother used to work in Borneo in the villages along the river. She knew of a mother of seven children with no husband. One of her kids fell out of a tree and the wound got infected. It could have been fixed with antibiotics, but she was too poor to be able to leave her work to take him, so he died. No documentary showing people who lead comparatively comfortable lives dying of a disease we can't treat is going to make me believe preventing a few cases is worth destroying our chance against many far more preventable diseases. Because that is what is happening if our economy fails to be able to pay for healthcare or anything else.

DamnYankee Mon 11-May-20 23:36:02

Hmm. I can see where you think I meant you personally; however, it was the collective I was referring to. I do apologize for that.

The rest...? I'm going to let good manners, rationality, and my faith in others' good intentions rule and let it lie.

TinRoofRusty Mon 11-May-20 23:39:06

I'm with the others, the virus is going nowhere, the restrictions as they are now are unsustainable.

yogz1976 Tue 12-May-20 10:36:45

I refuse to watch anything those agents of government propaganda put out because I know they wont present a balanced picture. I lost my faith in the BBC after the Jimmy Saville scandal and their failure to report on the genocide in Yemen - the biggest human catastrophe of recent years.

LimitIsUp Tue 12-May-20 11:15:46

Covid wont kill my 17 year old but I am genuinely fearful that lockdown will

Sandybval Tue 12-May-20 11:17:48

There are other factors outside of covid, it's actually a privelledged position if it's your only concern, and you're happy for lockdown to go on indefinitely. How about trying to have some empathy, and realise that the vast majority of people who want it lifted don't feel that way just so they can pop to the pub.

Sandybval Tue 12-May-20 11:18:09

Also yes, the BBC is a biased hunk of crap.

imsooverthisdrama Tue 12-May-20 11:27:30

Most people don't want lockdown lifted they want it eased slowly which it is .
40% of deaths are from care homes and yes it's a scary virus and you are within you rights to be frightened and worried as we all are but I'm getting fed up of people trying to create hysteria. It's a difficult time for all and some are really struggling .
We need to manage the virus and weather you agree or not we need to make steps for the country to get back to some sort of normal .

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