crownhillpilgrim wrote:X Isle wrote:rsp4 wrote: Well said Devon Green Owl
The country needs to get back on its feet and V quickly or else we can forget COVID the place will be bankrupt. As it is we will be going back to Austerity measures.
Come on PAFC I'm waiting to buy my ST
Oh dear. I feel compelled to unpick the baffling logic in all that.
Of course the reality, the right thing to do, as in all situations, can always be found somewhere in between the two further most extremes. Things are never black or white, they are always one shade of grey or another. It's a fine line balance the Government are trying to walk between public health and the economy, a balance personally I think they're walking fairly well in the unprecedented scenario we are in. (LOL 'unprecedented', a word all too many said at the beginning of all this but virtually everyone has forgotten the meaning of)
Not that it ever would be because it is a stupid question but if I a gun were held to my head to make a decision as to which worst case scenario I'd prefer to experience I most very definitely would prefer to be bankrupt than dead.... everyone would.
No it's no buts, public health comes first. Anything less and you are Donald Trump so I claim my fiver.
It boils down to this, if 'getting back on our feet' (I presume you meant financially) means a quicker and deeper infection of the population that (literally) knocks more people OFF their feet and into a coffin or an indefinite and phenomenally expensive stay in ICU... then we aren't going to 'get back on our feet' financially at all are we.
We can't 'forget Covid', to 'forget Covid' **IS** to ruin the economy.
So if it isn't on balance safe to gather in crowds week in week out... football, along with any activity that increases the R number, can go f**k itself.
I never had you down as a Covid bed-wetter. There is practically 0 risk of contracting it outdoors if you are under a certain age. No reason why normal life cannot resume. More people will die because of the lockdown then will be saved because of it.
Unfortunately the truth is anyone of any age can get COVID, currently it appears that it affects younger people less than older people so if you never meet anyone older than you just carry on regardless.