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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by urban genie, 25 Jan 2020.
At least we’re following the ‘best medical advice in the world’!
Can only see the same happening up here. Give someone an inch and they will take a mile. The only difference being I think Sturgeon would have no qualms about rolling back to a strict lockdown.
Well thats the view of some (TWO members) anyway. I'm sure the media will report that number correctly
Other sage members are happy for it to open with contact tracing in place.
Is it possible that the Gov knows it has made many mistakes and this latest relaxation is an attempt to cover all by ultimately blaming the public for not conforming?
In other words the Gov has a win, win of blame the medico and / or the public, we did our best.
There will be an inquiry and blame will be apportioned equally, but by the time it delivers its findings, those left alive will be reeling so much in the economic fallout that the horror of this time will be but a distant memory.
It's one thing having the advice but the timing and order of decisions are down to the politicians (informed by the evidence). It looks like the timing (late lockdown) and order (eg closing borders after easing the domestic lockdown) may have been very significant in our death toll. I just hope that the infections and deaths continue to diminish.
Tbf the Sage advice on the 13th March was that seeking to completely suppress the virus (lockdown) would lead to a 2nd peak.
This was John Edmunds from Sage in that date.
I think it’s clear that the science unfortunately got it wrong at the start of the epidemic here.
Feels like we're running on a barely healed broken leg while everyone else is tentatively taking their first steps.
It’s absolute madness to ease the lockdown whilst the figures (both deaths and new infections) are still so high. A second peak seems almost inevitable.
What’s the numbers with the virus who are going into hospital is this dropping a lot? This will be the cue for another lockdown if the figures increase rapidly.