To ask if we’re heading for another lockdown?
TreeLine6 · 09/10/2022 11:32
So covid cases are rising and like clockwork, the likes of independent sage are back in the media calling for ‘protections’ like masks, isolation and social distancing to “avoid full lockdown”.
Is it time to reintroduce some measures like the rule of 6, a cap on large events numbers and maybe distancing and early closure for hospitality as independent sage are calling for?
Personally I feel that with vaccines and treatments, we are now in the best position we’re going to get with covid and would be very reluctant to comply with further measures, that themselves cause enormous harm.
freesoul12 · 09/10/2022 11:34
I think it would be good idea to protect the most vulnerable. The way our economy is going, I dont know whether anyone actually care about Covid anymore
firef1y · 09/10/2022 11:35
Short answer nope.
Longer answer - we simply can't afford it, any of it and the vast, vast majority wouldn't comply even if we could afford it.
ArcticSkewer · 09/10/2022 11:35
Don't worry, there will be no heating or electricity so we'll all be indoors under blankets and too busy freezing to socialise. Plus there's no money left anyway.
AprilShowers23 · 09/10/2022 11:36
Not this again. I thought we'd finished with the covid threads.
SugerNiner · 09/10/2022 11:36
Absolutely not. The country can't afford it and very few would comply. Why should we? Those on power never did 🤷🏻♀️
knittingaddict · 09/10/2022 11:36
No I don't think we will have another lockdown. People do need to be sensible though and get their boosters.
DDivaStar · 09/10/2022 11:37
We're in an entirely different situation with covid now than 2020/21.
MbatataOwl · 09/10/2022 11:37
Councils are having to open warm banks. How would that work if no gatherings are allowed?
Alliswells · 09/10/2022 11:37
This has been done to death. There will never ever be another lockdown.
Comedycook · 09/10/2022 11:39
No. Not again. Who cares anyway about covid anymore? I couldn't do another lockdown. I don't actually care about the threat to public health. I cannot do it again.
NightmareSlashDelightful · 09/10/2022 11:39
Independent Sage backed themselves into a corner on this some time ago, IMO. If they change tack now, they'll look like they didn't know what they were on about in 2020 and 2021.
I don't think we'll be getting more lockdown. It's a Stone Age solution to a 21st century problem, now we've got effective treatments and good vaccines. If there's any need for anything, they'll widen vaccine/booster availability to the under-50s. But I'd imagine that'll be it.
At some point we'll see a polyvalent vaccine turn up but I don't think that'll be for another couple/few years yet.
VeridicalVagabond · 09/10/2022 11:39
No. Sorry but at this point we need to just get over and it find ways to live with it, like we have the flu. This country can't afford to grind to a halt again.
Norwichgirl374 · 09/10/2022 11:39
Can you see anyone actually sticking to a lockdown after the last few years. It's all scaremongering tactics. Covid isn't as bad as there making out. The country won't survive a lockdown. And I think there's enough evidence to prove the government did nothing but lie last time.
Pickingmyselfup · 09/10/2022 11:41
No but I'm interested to know why people are hell bent on hammering hospitality 🤔
mondaytosunday · 09/10/2022 11:41
No. I don't think people will tolerate it for starters. Plus with the energy crisis and many businesses barely making it, forcing them to shut will be the last nail in the coffin.
SliceOfCakeCupOfTea · 09/10/2022 11:42
No. Absolutely not. We nearly lost the leisure industry over lockdowns and now with CoL crisis that entire industry is once again on its knees. A lockdown would end it completely.
Mamansparkles · 09/10/2022 11:42
No. But given the winter wave and that vulnerable people can't be cut off from society (they have jobs, families, hospital appointments), the burden of long covid on society and economy and knowing that many people are very unwell with it and unable to work I do think we should be bringing back freely accessible covid testing (PCR, LFTs just arent good enough) and sensible 10 day isolation rules for those testing positive that employers have to obey (with sick pay and wfh when well enough in jobs where this is possible) to prevent the spread and development of new variants.
It's a pain, but would seem to be the best balance to keep services going over the winter months.
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