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5 minutes ago, Kadilo said:

More  people on the roads, more potential to put more pressure on emergency services. 
It’s all about consideration for the front line services. 

Anyway, driving is not exercise so no reason to do it if not work related.

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They  should  just  accept  the death rate and  carry  on,  instead  they'll  lose  more through the economic  crash.

I know I'm not.   https://www.wired.co.uk/article/uk-coronavirus-lockdown-long-term-plan     I think it's obvious by now that the hopes and promises of this virus situati

Well I'm with Jingthing on this. It's likely going to be 2 years just to get the first wave of infections worked through globally and that's assuming that places like Russia and N Korea divulge what's

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1 minute ago, thaibeachlovers said:

Anyway, driving is not exercise so no reason to do it if not work related.

Gotta get this in....... Except to do a major shop which avoids going to the shops for several minor ones and exposing more people. 🤔

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1 minute ago, chessman said:

False choice. You can’t ‘carry on’ as the virus infects everyone... the economic crash comes anyway.

The vast majority would get flue like symptoms, be off work a while and then back to work. Many would not have symptoms at all, going by current thinking.

The Spanish flue killed millions and people carried on.

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1 minute ago, Grusa said:

No.

So that is why I pointed out that when the normal (supposed ) high season start " itching" …. they probably start relaxing bit by bit ….

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1 minute ago, VBF said:

Gotta get this in....... Except to do a major shop which avoids going to the shops for several minor ones and exposing more people. 🤔

The post I was referring to was about going for a long drive for the sake of driving- NOT about going to the supermarket.

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3 minutes ago, thaibeachlovers said:

Anyway, driving is not exercise so no reason to do it if not work related.

I had my daily walk today and passed a park where there were families sitting at park benches inside, cars parked up galore in the car park so all inside somewhere. 
The worse they gonna get is a £30 fine or more likely told to go home. 
Likelihood is no one gonna trouble them. 

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2 minutes ago, thaibeachlovers said:

I wasn't referring to the disease, but to the breakdown of society. We have vigilantes unchecked by the police, an increase in domestic violence, etc.

I listen to talkback radio and people are not happy with the situation. Give it a few more weeks on lockdown and I reckon we are in for worse than Corona.

Anecdotal evidence or listening to talkback radio is not really the best way to judge how things are going! People on talkback radio are NEVER happy with any situation. Crime will go down (as it has done in the U.K.) In most places. The breakdown of law and order is still a long way off.

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Just now, Kadilo said:

I had my daily walk today and passed a park where there were families sitting at park benches inside, cars parked up galore in the car park so all inside somewhere. 
The worse they gonna get is a £30 fine or more likely told to go home. 
Likelihood is no one gonna trouble them. 

I see absolutely nothing wrong with that. As long as they are on different benches they ain't infecting anyone else. People need to get out in the fresh air.

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2 minutes ago, chessman said:

Anecdotal evidence or listening to talkback radio is not really the best way to judge how things are going! People on talkback radio are NEVER happy with any situation. Crime will go down (as it has done in the U.K.) In most places. The breakdown of law and order is still a long way off.

Domestic violence IS increasing and that's from the news, not talkback, and vigilantes not being arrested IS a breakdown of law and order. It is here and now, not in the future. Police are warning of an increase in breakins and not nearly enough cops to do much at all to stop it.

 

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5 minutes ago, thaibeachlovers said:

I see absolutely nothing wrong with that. As long as they are on different benches they ain't infecting anyone else. People need to get out in the fresh air.

It’s the same argument about people going to beaches etc. If they are sitting 2 metres apart what’s the prob. 
Once again it’s the fact people are driving there etc  What if everyone decided to go there? Who decides who leaves? 
 

One of the reasons why our Government has said it’s a no go. Stay at home unless you are exercising , shopping etc but people with kids must be pulling their hair out. 

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8 minutes ago, thaibeachlovers said:

The vast majority would get flue like symptoms, be off work a while and then back to work. Many would not have symptoms at all, going by current thinking.

The Spanish flue killed millions and people carried on.

Work where? People won’t be travelling... Restaurants and bars will have very few customers. Healthcare systems will be collapsing. Lots of people getting much more than just ‘flu symptoms’

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12 minutes ago, VBF said:

Gotta get this in....... Except to do a major shop which avoids going to the shops for several minor ones and exposing more people

OK, so going for a drive’s OK provided I stop off at a supermarket instead of staying in the car. Which do you think is going to expose people to a greater risk of virus transmission?

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11 minutes ago, thaibeachlovers said:

I see absolutely nothing wrong with that. As long as they are on different benches they ain't infecting anyone else. People need to get out in the fresh air.

Agreed... but in moderation, with Intelligent measures, without overcrowding - a lot of people are now off work with spare time on their hands. 

 

Snowdonia national park (UK) had to be closed because everyone decided to head there as soon everyone was off work.

The UK is due a weekend of good weather, everyone is being asked not to go out to the parks and beaches, because if everyone does, there will be increased transmission. 

 

All the measures work and when people go out in moderation there is no issue. But, the issues start in more populated areas when people start thinking "They are going to the beach, so why can’t we?” and then you have what happened in Bondai Beach.

 

 

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, Assurancetourix said:

It is however the only real solution;
let nature take its course even if tens of millions of people will die faster than expected.
There are too many people on this earth who can no longer bear it;
would you prefer a big meteorite to crash and kill 1 billion?

What is 10 or 20 million compared to 7 billion?
It's peanuts
and at least the world economies would continue to function normally because the vast majority of those who must die are retired (I am one of them)

Why don't you put your hand up to be the first nut to go down the wrong way then? That would be a choker, of course.

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