piquant wrote: ↑Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:38 pmI'm more than a little hesitant to drive policy on what feels right (to some) over the actual data. And its wrong to think this is a younger generation being put upon, much more it's some workers (such as transport, food chain, NHS) being put upon. That said I don't mind if people are feeling fed up, for my money they can think of others not themselves, needy prats that they are.ChipSpike wrote: ↑Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:15 pmI agree scientifically it isn't merited, but if that what it takes to open the schools (colleges and universities) I think it should be done. Would take a couple of days of vaccinations maybe? The younger generation shouldn't be paying this high a price for the coffin dodgers.piquant wrote: ↑Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:08 pmThat's an interesting, bumping teachers up the order of priority. Politically it seems popular but the data doesn't suggest they're one of the more at risk group of workersChipSpike wrote: ↑Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:33 pmI think the economic damage and mental health damage of these lockdowns will be worse than the effects of the covid deaths. Bearing in mind the age of the people dying largely, I would have thought this is politically obvious. I'm particularly pissed off with the effect of school closures. Vaccinate all teachers (if we must) now and get the kids back to school now is my opinion.
The school age young are missing a huge % of their education.
The University students are paying for something they’re not receiving.
The new and young at work are working in conditions that cannot allow for growth , promotion or normal enjoyment of the work place.
Young singles have been legally restricted from meeting potential partners for nearly a year. They’ve been banned for months from having sex.
This is without the rights of travel (remember the brexit arguments about how cruel this was).
Etc etc. They’ve suffered tremendously for the covid policy choices,