Do you think lockdowns work and would you want a full lockdown

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No.
National lockdowns are only good at causing mass disruption, sky high stress levels, resentment and financial chaos.
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A national lockdown would be horrendous but it's not what people want, it's what is necessary to stop the spread of the virus that's important.
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A national lockdown would be horrendous but it's not what people want, it's what is necessary to stop the spread of the virus that's important.
Well i see what you mean but look at India. They had the strictest lockdown in the world but it hasn't controlled the spread at all.
It has instead damaged the economy further
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No.
National lockdowns are only good at causing mass disruption, sky high stress levels, resentment and financial chaos.
Yeah totally agree I am quite anti lockdown as well.
I said something similar to someone today and he assumed I want people to die. Smh
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Yes, they do work. No I don’t think we need a second. The cases have increased dramatically but at the moment deaths are still low. The NHS is managing (so far). We need more resurrections, yes and we need a firm plan for winter. Flu season is coming and we’re asking for trouble. A second lockdown will cripple the economy further. There’s also no further scheme or extension to the furlough scheme. No one is going to be truthful and honest with testing/ rules if they can’t afford to live or do the ‘right’ thing.

Basically the usual. Follow the rules and the government hasn’t acted quick enough or strict enough to nip it in the bud/ keep on top of it.
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Another national lockdown would cause so much damage to future and current generations. It will probably KILL the economy we worked so hard on establishing.

However, the last national lockdown was effective at reducing the number of transmissions and cases so I guess the question would be financial stability or more deaths?
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Lockdowns do work but I definitely would not want a second one. People have still not recovered from the first lockdown e.g. people are still unemployed and a lot more people will be made unemployed. Some services have just got back to business such as gyms, libraries and schools. I think it would be particularly bad for the economy and people's mental health.

I think restrictions would suffice such as no mixing between households, people using the initiative to socialise less, party less and not make pointless trips where they would see themselves in crowded situations.
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If people are well and healthy = more people can go to work = more money for them = more money for the economy and so I believe a national lockdown would be beneficial because all of this roots to the fact that people's health is a requirement to be protected.

Although the way the national lockdown works, needs to be adjusted to still permit certain activities (such as GPs), while maintaining a strict order of rules, so that this provide a long term solution to a potentially long term problem (if we don't protect ourselves and the people we surround ourselves with).

That's my view
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(Original post by Bexjw)
Yes, they do work. No I don’t think we need a second. The cases have increased dramatically but at the moment deaths are still low. The NHS is managing (so far). We need more resurrections, yes and we need a firm plan for winter. Flu season is coming and we’re asking for trouble. A second lockdown will cripple the economy further. There’s also no further scheme or extension to the furlough scheme. No one is going to be truthful and honest with testing/ rules if they can’t afford to live or do the ‘right’ thing.

Basically the usual. Follow the rules and the government hasn’t acted quick enough or strict enough to nip it in the bud/ keep on top of it.
Let me know how that works out.
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No.
National lockdowns are only good at causing mass disruption, sky high stress levels, resentment and financial chaos.
Ladies and gentlemen, common sense has entered the chat
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Whether we like it or not, a full lockdown is definitely going to be considered heavily in the coming weeks (especially with flu season incoming).
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Depends on who your asking, there are definitely pros and cons to both

I think we need to find middle ground, have a national lockdown, with the infrastructure to maintain the economy , etc
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Well i see what you mean but look at India. They had the strictest lockdown in the world but it hasn't controlled the spread at all.
It has instead damaged the economy further
Yeah so strict people who were away from their hometown at work had no way back and ended to have to trek the few days worth of walking in big big groups.


Also consider that villages in India are poor still. Skme still have to go to the well to collect water so do you really think they had the opportunity to continuously wash their hands?
These type of areas saw a big rise in cases.
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If another national lockdown occurred Idefk what to do. Another lockdown will lead to a country already on it's knees economically down the hole. The economy is already struggling and people are pushing for a lockdown. People also don't get their education and we'll see another exam shambles because the tories lack brain cells and aren't normal. Suicides occur during lockdown and important surgical operations get put on hold.
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With all due respect dont even bring New Zealand into the picture. Their economy is far less active than ours and they can afford to shutdown for as long as possible. And oh, dont even get me started on the fact that the population of New Zealand is 1/3rd that of the metropolitan city of Calcutta in India.
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(Original post by CosmicApathy1)
If another national lockdown occurred. Another lockdown will lead to a country already on it's knees economically down the hole. The economy is already struggling and people are pushing for a lockdown. People also don't get their education and we'll see another exam shambles because the tories lack brain cells and aren't normal. Suicides occur during lockdown and important surgical operations get put on hold.
This 100 times over!
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Weather they work or not, it’s not needed now
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Prefer a second. Sixth form is boring.
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