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Some restrictions back, fed up
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Ireallydontcare55 · 27/11/2021 19:55

Just heard the news about masks returning as of next week and changes to travelling rules.

It’s not so much that wearing a mask is inconvenient, it’s the fact that we were told restrictions were over and that we could get on with our lives.

I know I will get shot down for this post, but if it isn’t the ‘omnicron’ variant then it’ll be something else.

I’m sure many people will be in favour of tighter restrictions ‘until numbers drop’. And then what? In a few months’ time when the latest variant is out, will we have to do the same again?
“it’s just for a few weeks/months”

This isn’t going away. What’s the point of having 3 vaccines?

I’m fed up with it all, are people really prepared to do this for the foreseeable future ?

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Ireallydontcare55 · 27/11/2021 20:14

Thanks for the support from many posters

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HeyDugeesCakeBadge · 27/11/2021 20:15

YANBU OP but everyone has lost the collective plot, I've heard that this variant is even milder version. Doom mongering at its best. I don't want to wear a mask.

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Allmyarseandpeggymartin · 27/11/2021 20:15

I agree op - when will this ever end? I find the rollercoaster so tiresome and I feel so weary. It feels like there will always be a variant to worry about that will restrict life for people.

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KurtWildesChristmasNamechange · 27/11/2021 20:16

OP it's shit. I agree.

You'll only get stick on this site, too many people who've enjoyed the restrictions just a little too much.

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ablutiions · 27/11/2021 20:16

@Ireallydontcare55

We have vaccines and booster shots now, if people are ending up intensive care then it’s likely they would have done anyway.

Most of people in ICU are the unvaccinated, previously healthy people, so no they wouldn't normally be there. And they are clogging up the system for the rest of us.

Masks help stop the spread and for most it's not a huge hardship to wear them. just as we got used to seatbelts we will get used to masks, and I don't see an issue with that if it saves lives and reduces long covid.
I really don't understand what all the fuss is about. Will it really affect you that much to put a bit of cloth on your face every now and then? Hmm
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CloudPop · 27/11/2021 20:16

@ArseInTheCoOpWindow

Why would you die of Covid ? You’re far more likely to die of cancer or Alzheimer’s

The new version may have a higher mortality rate?

Or may not?
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mbosnz · 27/11/2021 20:16

I've found a degree of apathy and resignation, rather than railing at what I think is fairly inevitable, has done wonders for my mental health.

I so much hope that people get to have Christmas with their loved ones, to share a drink, a joke, and a meal with friends.

For us, we heard two days ago that NZ was opening it's borders so that we were perhaps going to be able to go home to see our family and friends, for the first time in four years. That feels very much in jeopardy with the latest news.

But it is what it is. All we can do is roll with the punches.

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5keletor · 27/11/2021 20:16

I can't get all worked up about wearing a mask...

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echt · 27/11/2021 20:17

@KurtWildesChristmasNamechange

OP it's shit. I agree.

You'll only get stick on this site, too many people who've enjoyed the restrictions just a little too much.


There's always one.

How do they dream this shite up?
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MissAmbrosia · 27/11/2021 20:17

My teenager has to wear one all day every day in school and has never said so much as word about it. I really cannot see the drama to having to wear one to go in a shop. It won't be for ever.

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XenoBitch · 27/11/2021 20:17

@Xanorra

All they announced today was wearing masks and pcr tests for people arriving in the UK. Personally that doesn’t stop me from «getting on with my life».

For people who are mask exempt, we are now worried, again, about the self appointed mask police. You will see them in shops, and you will see them on MN and social media.
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EileenGC · 27/11/2021 20:17

It’s not so much that wearing a mask is inconvenient, it’s the fact that we were told restrictions were over and that we could get on with our lives.

I got slated on here back in summer when I pointed out that no one could guarantee the ‘freedom day’ would be it. I don’t understand how people ever believed the government saying ‘that’s it, we’re done with restrictions now’.

Yes, I’d be happy for masks to stay here forever if I could get on with my life.

No, I’m not getting ‘wound up for nothing’ with respect to the travel rules, because it affects me. I sometimes come to the UK for work for 36 hours each week. How on earth will that be possible now if I’m meant to wait up to 5-8 days for a result. Yes, that’s how long some companies take in sending you the results back.

Oh well, I guess it’ll be like last year when I lost a significant chunk of income from not being able to travel freely.

You’re damn right I’m in favour of masks if they allow me to do my job and keep on top of my rent and grocery bill.

Oh, and a piece of cloth isn’t a mask. It’s an unnecessary and pointless ‘measure’.

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teaandtoastwithmarmite · 27/11/2021 20:17

I have had Covid, double jabbed. I won't wear a mask unless someone actually walks up to me and asks me to. I don't understand the point of all this crap.

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Treaclepie19 · 27/11/2021 20:17

Having seen (well, heard from my husband and son) the state of hospitals, I can see why it's needed.
Nobody wants to need urgent treatment and have to wait in a corridor.

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Notonthestairs · 27/11/2021 20:17

@Xanorra

All they announced today was wearing masks and pcr tests for people arriving in the UK. Personally that doesn’t stop me from «getting on with my life».

Agree with this.

Also it's very early days learning about this variant and I'm optimistic that it has milder symptoms.

I'm treating this as a bump in the road.
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Squishable · 27/11/2021 20:17

You’re not being unreasonable! I don’t care about the mask thing as I work in a hospital so have to wear it all the time anyway. I am annoyed about the travel restrictions. My parents are coming over from France for Christmas - they’ve had all their jabs and I have limited annual leave. I just want them to spend time with their grandkids not isolate when they pose no real risk - they live in rural France 😢

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IncessantNameChanger · 27/11/2021 20:18

The thing is, theres not not choice on some of these things. So I'm.not going to stress over things I cant control. Wearing a mask isnt a biggie in the bigger scheme of things.

But scared of dying of covid I am not. Had it mildly before and it's been in my household twice and there are still four of us who didn't catch it even living on top of each other.

Masks, socail distancing I dont cpuldnt care less either way. Shutting schools etc is another matter.

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KurtWildesChristmasNamechange · 27/11/2021 20:20

@teaandtoastwithmarmite

I have had Covid, double jabbed. I won't wear a mask unless someone actually walks up to me and asks me to. I don't understand the point of all this crap.

Same.
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EllaVaNight · 27/11/2021 20:20

However normal life previously didn’t involve having to wear one Why would expect normal life during a pandemic?

Also maybe you're angry at yourself rather than the restrictions for believing this government would stick to their word! Most governments actually!

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5keletor · 27/11/2021 20:20

@MissAmbrosia

My teenager has to wear one all day every day in school and has never said so much as word about it. I really cannot see the drama to having to wear one to go in a shop. It won't be for ever.

I've only heard/seen adults stropping about wearing masks, some almost seem to delight in declaring how they aren't exempt but won't be wearing a mask in shops, etc. Bit embarrassing a few have that attitude in the UK, but most people seem to wear them around here when it's mandatory.
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Bagamoyo1 · 27/11/2021 20:20

@sst1234

You are not wrong OP. Many many many people among us have been taken in by an irrational fear and almost enjoy having restrictions placed upon them because it makes them feel safe. They don’t mind being infantilized. The problem is these people really struggle to think for themselves. They struggle to see beyond the headlines. Their enthusiasm for lockdowns and other restrictions is doing untold damage to people’s lives. It is literally destroying peoples health - yes not Covid but the restrictions will kill more people in the long run. Young peoples futures are being put on the line, people’s mental health is being sacrificed. But hey, what does that all matter, when you can wear a mask to feel all warm and fuzzy inside and then go into full lockdown because you can work from home or watch movies all day with the kids on furlough.

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RandomLondoner · 27/11/2021 20:21

I take it you are also keeping a tally of deaths caused by Covid restrictions. Care to share that number?

That number is already baked into the excess deaths figure, which is more or less the same as the deaths from Covid figure. 142K excess deaths means that many more people have died than would have died if there had been no Covid. Extra deaths caused by Covid restrictions are counted in the number. On the other hand, people who died from Covid but would have died from something else anyway are not counted in the number.

The number is what it is, it's the number of extra people who have died because of Covid, regardless of what they died from.

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Sparklingbrook · 27/11/2021 20:21

I have to wear a mask for work, so have worn one for what feels like forever now, and I've continued to wear one in crowded spaces and in shops.
It's not great and I don't like it but it's just second nature now.

I am sure there will be a huge rise in people claiming they are exempt now when in truth they just don't fancy wearing one (unlike people who really can't).

My DF is quite deaf and struggles with not being able to lipread but is still in favour of people wearing masks.

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HalfShrunkMoreToGo · 27/11/2021 20:22

@Ireallydontcare55

The point that people are making ‘it’s just a mask, it’s just a couple of days of isolation, well we were told this would not be returning. This is not normal life

But we were NOT told that.

The winter plan was always that some restrictions would return if necessary. It was briefed via press, an actual press briefing, the government website. It has been spoken about by the PM repeatedly.

On what basis are you saying that we were told no restrictions would ever return?
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doublemonkey · 27/11/2021 20:23

@JustLyra

Nigh on 100k excess deaths in England and Wales. 100k people more than usual dying in 12 months.

Hardly a hardship to wear a mask and open some windows to keep that as low as possible.

Excess deaths from what though? I read something the other day that there's been 10k deaths in the past few months from people not seeking treatment in time from their GP.
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