The government have indicated that the lockdown will end by a phased re-start of the economy, with the construction industry and some non essential shops and businesses opening first, to join the already open essential outlets.
Vulnerable groups, such as over 70s age, and people with existing health issues, will continue compulsorily self isolating for up to 12 months.
But I told them that was the best way to deal with it back on March 22nd – Post Title – ‘Throwing Baby out with the Bathwater’
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I worry that shutting the economy down totally will lose the country its competitive place in vital markets.
With America,UK and other leading economies,except China, as I understand, closing their economies as well, a China monopoly of trade will get stronger by the day.
Why not Isolate in stages? keep the least vulnerable,the young and fit working to keep the economy going,and keep the elderly and other most vulnerable,and likely to be first in need of hospital care, isolated in their homes?
And on April 3rd in an update to my post – ‘Throwing the baby out with the bathwater’ –
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‘Faced with what many there believe will be a manageable illness, Sweden has decided – for now at least – that lockdown with its threat to health & world economies represents a greater risk
The daily corona virus statistics showing the majority of infections and deaths to be in the over age 60s, and vulnerable groups such as those with underlying health conditions,then compulsory Lockdown Lite would apply to those categories only.
They would be supported with their daily needs and financially.
This would keep the economy running and better able to support the vulnerable groups’.
But seriously, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, I am a supporter. I believe you are a natural born leader in need of ‘The Hour’.
‘Cometh the Hour – Cometh The Man’.
The Hour has Come!