Corona Virus Lockdown

Jan Leeming

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CORONA VIRUS - LOCKDOWN

Date: 19th September 2020

As I've said on Twitter, I may be the only person to think like this.  Or maybe it is because I don't have grandchildren and a large family  to care for and to care for me, but I'm in the Winter of my years - and will die in the foreseeable future.  

Lockdown has put the country on its knees economically, the young are suffering badly and so many have lost their jobs.

Covid is predominantly attacking and killing the old with underlying health problems - it is hastening the deaths which are inevitable anyway.

I feel that the young should have to obey the rules with regard to wearing masks and not attending raves or large gatherings but to subject them to another raft of Lockdown is unnecessarily cruel.

I don't think any Government could have handled a Pandemic like this with any great deal of success but lurching from one set of rules to another is asking people to question and not obey.

It seems mad to me that you can go to a pub and be cheek by jowl next to a load of strangers, or to a restaurant and many other public places but, in your own home (with traceable contacts) you are limited to 6.  What if your household comprises more than that number - do they get pushed out to sleep in the garden??  Is Christmas cancelled this year?

This is a modern day 'Plague' - which in the past wiped out huge swathes of the population and maybe acted as a balance between people and nature.  We have too many people in the world - in days gone by, large families were the norm because, sadly, so many children never made it to adulthood and those who were left were the Insurance policy for looking after their parents.  Today that doesn't happen especially in the developed world.  So, at one end of the scale, we have more people being born and surviving, whilst at the other end the old are living longer and longer.  But what kind of a life?  We can't all be Captain Sir Tom - a fantastic grand old man at 100.

I feel we should try and get on with as normal a life as possible and let Nature take it's course.

I wonder how you feel about this subject.

 

 

 

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