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When is this gong to End !!

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Lardlizard Wed 10-Jun-20 16:22:30

starting to get to me today !

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Habbyhadno Wed 10-Jun-20 16:26:39

Same here. I've been stuck in with a 6, 2 and one year old for ages, I'm going insane. I have zero time to do anything for myself, last night the baby didn't go to sleep till 9pm so I had about an hour and a half to myself all bloody day, I'm sick of it.

MarshaBradyo Wed 10-Jun-20 16:28:06

It’s getting to me more now other countries are moving on, especially with education.

moita Wed 10-Jun-20 16:32:15

With you. The weather's not helping.

Waxonwaxoff0 Wed 10-Jun-20 16:41:28

I've just seen that the number of new cases is down to 1003 today, the lowest it's been since March 24th and that's with 170k tests. We are getting there. Very slowly, but we are.

It's been a difficult time. There is light at the end of the tunnel. flowers

Delatron Wed 10-Jun-20 16:49:54

Yes, I think seeing how other countries have handled it and how they are so far ahead of us is depressing.

We’re suffering for our government’s massive cock up in locking down too late and now we are stuck. No family meetings, no going to friends houses, no school but hey we can go to the bloody zoo and drive through McDonalds. It’s really shit. And it’s down to complete incompetence from the government.

YeOldeTrout Wed 10-Jun-20 17:11:00

countries [are] are so far ahead of us is depressing.

Do you mean Iran, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, USA, South Africa?

Delatron Wed 10-Jun-20 17:15:42

Just because some countries are worse than us doesn’t mean that people aren’t finding it difficult here. Strange come back!

Sparklingbrook Wed 10-Jun-20 17:17:00

When the R rate is better.

PhilCornwall1 Wed 10-Jun-20 17:19:59

But this is what a large amount of people wanted? Locked down, schools out. Looking at a few threads on here, a large amount think we should be locked down (if you could ever say it was that) still and schools not back at all.

Waxonwaxoff0 Wed 10-Jun-20 17:23:55

Phil not me. I would have happily carried on as normal and sent DS to school if lockdown hadn't happened.

Notejode Wed 10-Jun-20 17:26:07

Hopefully soon.

Apparently France will not go into lockdown even if they have a second wave. At least they know where they stand.

PhilCornwall1 Wed 10-Jun-20 17:26:21

@Waxonwaxoff0 same here, never wanted this and it seems now the government don't have the ability to end it. No surprise there.

duffeldaisy Wed 10-Jun-20 17:32:01

People don't want lockdowns for the fun of it. It's depressing, and I think the wet weather's not helping.
The reason some people wanted an earlier, proper, full, lockdown was because if we'd had one we would have come out of all of this quicker. Today they said we could have saved half the lives lost by locking down a week earlier.

I don't want things to open too fast for exactly that same reason - if it lifts too fast or the guidance is too vague (both of which seem to be happening) then the R number will stay too high even longer.
The reasons that some other countries are able to get schools back to a slightly more normal state is that those countries have been run better than this one.

Chloemol Wed 10-Jun-20 17:32:44


Other countries are moving on as they are ahead of us. But also many of them had a much stricter lockdown.

It will end

Sparklingbrook Wed 10-Jun-20 17:33:37

Well said @duffeldaisy.

MarshaBradyo Wed 10-Jun-20 17:36:00

Chloemol yes they did, also some locked down earlier in curve (Aus &NZ). Still hard to watch the education shambles here in comparison.

ACautionaryTale Wed 10-Jun-20 17:38:15

When people stop being coronacowards* and work out it’s just one more risk to the vast majority Of people and go back to living rather than existing

*if people think it’s ok to call people who can properly assess risk covidiots then I can call them coronacowards

PhilCornwall1 Wed 10-Jun-20 17:39:46

* Today they said we could have saved half the lives lost by locking down a week earlier.*

If that's the same thing I've read, that's Ferguson saying that. The person who changed the death figures more times than his trousers, based on his peer reviewed computer model that was shown to be flawed on many levels.

He's highly suspect to say the least and has form for getting things spectacularly wrong.

Sparklingbrook Wed 10-Jun-20 17:41:42

Let's not forget those who are shielding, when will it end for them if they follow guidance? If they ever get any further guidance that is.

Chris Whitty has just said on the briefing that we are not near the end we are in the middle of this, and he should know.

PhilCornwall1 Wed 10-Jun-20 17:51:23

* If they ever get any further guidance that is.*

Let's just say, the NHS Coronavirus texts have gone extremely quiet on this since the idiot in No. 10 changed the advice on it.

Fairenuff Wed 10-Jun-20 18:01:45

Those countries went into lockdown before we did. And it was serious lockdown too, needing permission papers to visit the shop and not allowed more than a few metres from their homes.

They had it really hard. We need to be patient for a bit longer.

YeOldeTrout Wed 10-Jun-20 18:09:10

New Zealand got down to zero cases before they stopped SD measures. I think this is what many posters want -- zero cases before SD stops.

Dreamingofprosecco Wed 10-Jun-20 18:14:36

Feel the same, really struggling now with 1 year old who squeals / high pitch screams for most of the day and 3 older siblings trying to do schoolwork. 😩

PhilCornwall1 Wed 10-Jun-20 18:14:34

* We need to be patient for a bit longer.*

That's wearing thin for people though, not least because of their jobs and the redundancies that are now happening.

We have heard from an affected person a competitor company to the one I work for today has just told 153 people they are going. That's a very stable company too.

We have had a full section meeting called tomorrow by our Divisional Director with no agenda provided (never happens), so the word on the street is "restructure". That's 260+ people thinking the worst.

How patient do we remain whilst jobs are now starting to be lost at an increasing rate.

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