The non covid death rates will be sky high after this, think about it, the government came off a massive electoral win, winning areas that typically vote labour, they dont want to lose those voters so they gave into the media and the outcry to save the nhs now have no clue how to get out of this mess. Covid is no worse than the flu for people that dont have underlying health conditions or are past the age expectancy. The elderly should have been protected and the rest of us could have gotten on with our lives.
As much as I hate the lockdown, some people without underlying health conditions and the young do die from Covid-19 albeit a smaller percentage. There are also thousands of people who have undiagnosed health conditions walking around. The proof a lockdown works is the evidence of a drop in infections and Covid-19 related deaths in countries that have been in lockdown. Its shit but a necessity to slow the spread of the virus. I say slow because Covid-19 is not disappearing any time soon.
If you look at how the infections/deaths were rising before the UK went into lockdown then imagine how it would look now without one if you follow the trend, the NHS would have been overwhelmed by Covid-19 patients.
This government has got a lot of things wrong during this pandemic but I think the lockdown was the right thing to do. You can see this in the now downward trend of infections/deaths.
I honestly do not believe the numbers that come out in the media, the government are advising doctors to place covid as the cause of death on peoples death certificates which is disgusting if you ask me. The scientist (Neil Ferguson) who advised the uk government to go into lockdown and strip people of their liberty's has been wrong on multiple occasions when it comes to the spread and deaths concerning viral diseases, mad cow and swine flu to be exact. He also had to resign from his position for breaking the lockdown rules himself to sleep with his mistress. We have an immune system for a reason, to protect us from stuff like this. Viruses peak and fall all the time, look at the rate of death from the flu. This is no different. Mass hysteria has been built up over time and I just can't understand why people believe it? At the end of the day, I strongly believe that the infringement on my and many others rights was not worth it, to apparently save us from a virus that has much in common with the flu.
Herd immunity is the strategy that should've been put in place, while shielding the elderly and vulnerable. Looks to me like everyone in 2020 forgot they have an immune system.
500,000 people a year die from flu, I get that. The difference is Covid-19 is so much more infectious than 'normal' flu.
Even though people are infectious not all symptomatic but they are still infectious, it can be 5-14 days until they show so it could be spread to lots of people during this time. Our immune system has evolved over time to deal with certain viruses etc. but no one is immune to Covid-19 and that is the problem. There is a differing scale on how Covid-19 effects an individual, some get no symptoms and some get life threatening symptoms but all are infectious. I personally know several people that have died from this thing and to their families it is very real and serious. If Covid-19 was not here those people like many others around the world would be still alive.
Shielded people would needed to be shielded for a very long time as Covid-19 is not going away. Slow the infection rate and get a vaccine is a priority.
Majority of countries that are effected have gone into some sort of lockdown surely they cannot be all wrong?
I don't listen to the media, they tend to just want to sell papers etc. and sensationalise everything. It's always about the numbers that have died and very little about the many thousands that have survived. I am very suspect of the numbers of people infected/died that are being released I actually think the number is higher than is being reported.
Theres a 99.98% chance of that not happening so I think ill take my chances, total destruction of world economies, destruction of small business, massive spike in cancer deaths as well as mental health cases. Just not worth it but hey thanks for the discussion, I like to see a difference in opinion.