There has been conflicting reports about how to handle Covid 19 from both politicians and Medical advisors. Looking at it in a simplistic way, the two main viewpoints are poles apart. On the one hand lock downs and social distancing is the way forward from a governmental perspective, hoping to prevent the spread of the virus, to slow it down and make it manageable while they wait for testing and an eventual cure, and to reduce the numbers that need hospitalisation.
From our perspective the lock down is hard and already many are finding it intolerable. It is so different from the freedom we are used to. Social unrest is bound to get worse as time passes and all sorts of problems may arise from it when people get to the point where they’ve had enough and leave their homes. I guess this weekend with the rise in temperature and sunshine will give us an idea of how many will venture out against the instructions imposed upon us.
On the other hand, I’ve read various reports from medical advisors who believe that ending the lockdown is important. Letting the virus run its course through the entire population. The strong will survive with those survivors becoming immune to it. The weak of course will not and many will succumb, most notably the elderly. There is the added bonus that future generations will be naturally immune to the virus.
Neither tactic is particularly pleasant, and I am distancing myself from tackling the moral standpoints associated with both tactics. It’s complex, emotionally charged and ethically challenging. One thing is for sure, we can only follow one way or the other.
Wherever you are stay safe