Could we be heading for another lockdown?

(125 Posts)
RedAzalea Thu 06-May-21 23:08:48

twitter.com/dgurdasani1/status/1390390350779461638?s=08

have finally sat down to read this, someone at work was discussing it but i was only half listening....what do you think?

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Lockheart Thu 06-May-21 23:09:44

I think if we're going to be spammed with this link again then it should at least be in the Coronavirus topic.

chilledteacher Thu 06-May-21 23:10:37

Reported. If you want to scaremonger at least do it in the Coronavirus section where people can choose to filter.

Onedropbeat Thu 06-May-21 23:12:29

That’s concerning

Life seems to be normal around these parts and people are so fed up

Will this be taken seriously?

I had no idea and had hoped to be booking a holiday abroad as soon as they announce confirm green light areas but guessing that’s not a great idea now

RedAzalea Thu 06-May-21 23:14:18

a senior lecturer in epidemiology has something to say....spamming? dont think so

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RedAzalea Thu 06-May-21 23:15:46

oh, and AIBU is FULL of threads out of their topic section.....so....its here.

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Lockheart Thu 06-May-21 23:17:48

RedAzalea

a senior lecturer in epidemiology has something to say....spamming? dont think so

The first poster made a thread with the title "How long til MN delete this?" with nothing but a link (in AIBU, not even Coronavirus) and then proceeded to spam the board with the same link when their first thread was inevitably deleted - obviously nothing more than a wind up merchant who's clearly not after a constructive discussion.

For whatever reason you've taken it upon yourself to continue their good work...

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TinaYouFatLard Thu 06-May-21 23:18:39

Well they can fucking try but not a single person I know would comply.

Deepti Gurdasani is a fear monger who is obsessed with pursuing a (n impossible to achieve) zero Covid policy. She can fuck off.

Lockheart Thu 06-May-21 23:20:11

It's also worth nothing that Prof. Christina Pagel's thread, only a small part of which is linked into the above, literally says we have no definitive evidence that this variant is more transmissable.

The linked tweet in the OP is cherry-picked panic mongering and nothing more.

Normandy144 Thu 06-May-21 23:20:37

But so many of us are vaccinated now, especially the elderly. Can't really get worked up about this to be honest. We're going to get variants we can't lockdown forever for every mutation.

PurpleDaisies Thu 06-May-21 23:26:35

I doubt this would be a national lockdown. Possibly some smaller local ones if it gets a proper hold in some communities. There won’t be any appetite for a national lockdown again.

MiaMc Thu 06-May-21 23:27:21

chilledteacher

Reported. If you want to scaremonger at least do it in the Coronavirus section where people can choose to filter.

You can’t just go around reporting stuff because you don’t want to hear it!

www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/06/new-concerns-indian-covid-variant-clusters-found-across-england-ongoing-risk-high

Lockheart Thu 06-May-21 23:29:12

@MiaMc this is the second poster who's been spamming this link on AIBU tonight. There's having a genuine constructive discussion and then there's being a goady fucker.

PurpleDaisies Thu 06-May-21 23:29:58

Lockheart

*@MiaMc* this is the second poster who's been spamming this link on AIBU tonight. There's having a genuine constructive discussion and then there's being a goady fucker.

Why can’t this be a constructive discussion?

MichelleScarn Thu 06-May-21 23:32:27

Why? In Scotland we have 68 in hospital and less than 260 showing new positives. Why on earth would we lockdown for that.

SnackSizeRaisin Thu 06-May-21 23:35:05

It is concerning. But there's no sign of it causing more deaths, in fact there were reported to have been cases in several care homes and no deaths, indicating that the vaccine is reasonably effective. I don't see another lockdown unless there are large numbers of hospitalisations and deaths - cases are not really relevant.
I do think we should rethink allowing travel without quarantine this summer.

RedAzalea Thu 06-May-21 23:35:10

MichelleScarn

Why? In Scotland we have 68 in hospital and less than 260 showing new positives. Why on earth would we lockdown for that.

the indian variant? i doubt it. its not taken hold yet has it

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Travert Thu 06-May-21 23:35:30

Given the comments attributed to Boris that he definitely didn’t say, I’d suggest that it’s pretty unlikely.

RedAzalea Thu 06-May-21 23:36:20

SnackSizeRaisin

It is concerning. But there's no sign of it causing more deaths, in fact there were reported to have been cases in several care homes and no deaths, indicating that the vaccine is reasonably effective. I don't see another lockdown unless there are large numbers of hospitalisations and deaths - cases are not really relevant.
I do think we should rethink allowing travel without quarantine this summer.

i think this is where we will be failed....travel.

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MiaMc Thu 06-May-21 23:37:02

In answer to the OP, no I don’t think there’ll be another lockdown, but it’s likely to have an impact on plans to lift all restrictions.

MichelleScarn Thu 06-May-21 23:38:32

@RedAzalea indian variant? i doubt it. its not taken hold yet has it
You sound thrilled about it coming, or is it lockdown you're wanting enforced?

Allthereindeersaregirls Thu 06-May-21 23:38:36

Unlikely unless the vaccines aren't affective against it. Lockdowns are predominantly (but not exclusively) to prevent too many in hospital at once, if people are catching it but not getting hospitalised then I think it'll be hard to sell a lockdown.

Allmyarseandpeggymartin Thu 06-May-21 23:42:44

Can’t see a lockdown, might impact travel restrictions. We should be cautious with international travel and quarantine considering the mass efforts of the nhs and the population to get vaccinated.

MiaMc Thu 06-May-21 23:42:55

Allthereindeersaregirls

Unlikely unless the vaccines aren't affective against it. Lockdowns are predominantly (but not exclusively) to prevent too many in hospital at once, if people are catching it but not getting hospitalised then I think it'll be hard to sell a lockdown.

People in their 40s are still being vaccinated so a large proportion of the population is still unprotected.
If this is a strain that spreads much more easily and is increasing at a time when restrictions are being lifted, the concern is that it will spread amongst those without any immunity.

Randominternetbitch Thu 06-May-21 23:45:10

No one cares anymore, time to get a life.

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