Registered On: August 19, 2019
MelK, you could argue that the older you are the more you should be isolating, but do you really think it’s acceptable to tell the over 70s they shouldn’t go out at all if they aren’t ill and if there’s no lockdown in place?
Even if the government did say this, they probably wouldn’t accept it.
The issue with younger people is that although they might not get very ill they often pick up the disease and transmit it, for example in bars, restaurants, workplaces, on public transport, or at home when friends come to visit, or at college etc. It’s no surprise that people going back to work, school and college, as well as eating out ‘to help out’, led to a sharp increase in infection rates.
And even tho’ younger people are less likely to die when they get Covid, they can still end up in hospital and block the beds of others who need treatment for other conditions like cancer.
That’s why another national lockdown seems likely – it’s the only thing which is likely to bring down the escalating infection rate.
Oh, and as for man having caught diseases for thousands of years… thousands of years ago most people were dead by their mid 30s!
I wasn’t saying they they should be isolated. I was saying they should isolate if they are worried.
You should all really look at the statistics and make decisions. When I looked last week there were 6,000 people in hospital with Covid. If 1,500,000 NHS staff can’t cope with that maybe it is time to give up.
The average age in the UK of people dying if COVID is 77. Sad if it’s you or someone close but definitely not a tragedy.
There is no vaccine and we were warned yesterday when it does arrive it may well not work. We have been looking for a vaccine for hepatitis C for the last ten years.
We have destroyed lots of businesses and created a million unemployed. Meanwhile people in Sweden go to work, eat out, enjoy their lives whilst maintaining social distancing and look at us in bemusement