Where the government too late to impose a lockdown?

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Hmmm... it's a tough one. I'd love to hear your opinions. What does everyone think?
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Hmmm... it's a tough one. I'd love to hear your opinions. What does everyone think?
yes 100%
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yep, I went into "lockdown" before my friends by a week don't regret it and think the government should have done the same
(underlying health conditions not shielding but high risk)
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Considering they had ample evidence of the consequences of a late lockdown which other countries had to learn the hard way, yes.
Italy locked down around 7 days after their 50th death (March 9th compared to March 2nd) Italy had 463 deaths on the day of lockdown.
The UK locked down on 23rd March. Compare that to March 16th when they had 63 deaths). Also 7 days later. The UK had 359 deaths on the day of lockdown.
Similar numbers are seen here and I think the government should have expected similar results.
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Yes they did, especially the ending of large scale events. Anfield with 3,000 people from the Covid 19 hotspot Madrid, for example.
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yep, I went into "lockdown" before my friends by a week don't regret it and think the government should have done the same
(underlying health conditions not shielding but high risk)
Thanks for replying. I went into lockdown early too because I was shielding. It definitely was the best thing for me and I agree 100% they should have done it earlier.
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yes 100%
Thanks for replying. I agree
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Considering they had ample evidence of the consequences of a late lockdown which other countries had to learn the hard way, yes.
Italy locked down around 7 days after their 50th death (March 9th compared to March 2nd) Italy had 463 deaths on the day of lockdown.
The UK locked down on 23rd March. Compare that to March 16th when they had 63 deaths). Also 7 days later. The UK had 359 deaths on the day of lockdown.
Similar numbers are seen here and I think the government should have expected similar results.
Thanks for the reply, I 100% agree with you
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Yes they did, especially the ending of large scale events. Anfield with 3,000 people from the Covid 19 hotspot Madrid, for example.
Thanks for replying. I agree. They should have banned mass gathering way before they imposed a lockdown.
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I think the government made three mistakes.
1) We didn't lock down early enough
2) Whilst not locking down we were encouraged to shake hands, go to Cheltenham and football derbys.
3) We had a gentle lockdown that wasn't strictly enforced allowing cases to continue.

Also, the Cummings affair has completely undermined any attempts for people to stay alert. People just don't care any more.

The government have well and truly cocked this one up.
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(Original post by ByEeek)
I think the government made three mistakes.
1) We didn't lock down early enough
2) Whilst not locking down we were encouraged to shake hands, go to Cheltenham and football derbys.
3) We had a gentle lockdown that wasn't strictly enforced allowing cases to continue.

Also, the Cummings affair has completely undermined any attempts for people to stay alert. People just don't care any more.

The government have well and truly cocked this one up.
Preach. 100%. Right now everyone's caught up in the pandemic (and other things). When this is all over (hopefully soon) people are going to realise just how much the government messed up.
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Should not have been a lockdown but yes
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Should not have been a lockdown but yes
Why do you say that?
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Should not have been a lockdown but yes
May I ask, why you think that there shouldn't have been a lockdown.
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We should keep the whole country on lockdown but gradually lift restrictions inside cities not allowing travel between cities.
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Hmmm... it's a tough one. I'd love to hear your opinions. What does everyone think?
Definitely
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We should keep the whole country on lockdown but gradually lift restrictions inside cities not allowing travel between cities.
Yes, it is a good idea only to lift restrictions (carefully) in the least affected or places with a lower R rate.
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Definitely
I agree
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Yes.

For a brief period, Korea was the worst hit area outside China.

We could have learnt a vital lesson from them but our government chose to drag its feet and not get aggressive about testing and tracing.
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Hmmm... it's a tough one. I'd love to hear your opinions. What does everyone think?
yes definitely, they saw it coming and they put it off. selfish
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