I agree with you completely and don't for a moment think I am advocating for anybody to just "sit at home" because I have that privilege.Average Joe wrote:Easy to pontificate from a place of relative comfort. Tell all this to some single mother who lost her job who has to feed her hungry babies or a small business owner busy witnessing the downfall of his life's work who's family relies on him to bring in the beacon. Tell a bunch of unemployed youth who has very little to get excited about, to just stay the fok at home alone. I bet you most will give you the finger and tell you to fokof with your lock-down and all your bullshit studies and percentages.
I am not in favour of another Level 5 lockdown situation at all. That was a one-time card that we have used and it's gone now.
All I am saying is that people should stay at home as much as possible, and stay away from ALL other people, as much as possible,
This includes any kind of social gatherings that can be avoided. That's it...
- stay at home as much as you possibly can,
- wash your hands after every interaction with an object touched by another person,
- wear a mask when you are out in public and within a couple of meters of another person
- and try to stay 2m away or have some protective screen between 2 people if they have to be in close proximity
Businesses that want to open and operate should be allowed to do so, as long as they can provide their workers and customers ways to adhere to these guidelines.
And customers should be responsible enough to avoid business that don't.
Now, this will still ruin many industries and jobs...tourism, airline travel etc and it is close to unworkable for people that rely on public transport, but it is the least we can do to try and avoid a healthcare collapse. Most of those things don't cost a lot of money to Joe Public...some soap, some cloth and some inconvenience.
And yes, it is a bit onerous on business with additional expenses, but it is preferable to the alternative of another lockdown when the bodies start piling up this time.
It would be great if we lived in a society where everybody would just be responsible, but we don't.