Explain New Zealand?
Lower population density.
Less high-density areas
Less travel between neighbouring countries.
It's no good saying look over there. Europe and the UK are NOT New Zealand.
Again. How long do you expect us to stay locked up?
The company I work for is at risk of going bankrupt because the major UK businesses we supply are at risk of going bankrupt( 2 of of our largest customers have already laid off close on 4000 jobs). The people who supply us are at risk of going bankrupt. The 3rd party companies we use are at risk of going bankrupt.
We are talking about very high tech engineering companies. The sort that when they go, are gone forever.
How many indirect losses of life will that cause?
There is already huge increase in calls to mental health charities, people are terrified of going to the doctors with chest complaints, preventative medicine is non existent, domestic violence is through the roof, kids are missing vaccines and on and on.
So again, how long do we stay locked up?
IT people are pretty much immune to the effects, but hospitality, travel, certain areas of farming, manufacturing, shop keepers, independent traders are under extreme stress at the moment.
But it's ok, we'll wait another 6 months.
I'm sure your all happy to get your Amazon shopping, get your food from the supermarket and get your milk delivered, but hey, those live don't matter I guess.
So tell me, why is it ok for Sainsburys to sell you a pair of jeans, but not that independent shop that's spent 20 years building up their business?
Why is it ok for McDonald's to serve you a coffee, but not that little coffee shop down the road?
So again, when do we come out of lockdown?
When it hits 0?
Then what? We allow no travel at all from outside the UK? How long for 6 months.
I don't think many of you have a fucking clue how much trade flows back and forth. We used to have up to 20 different lorries from 5 different countries every single week.....and we're just a small business.
We could of course build great walls around the cities. There's a plan. No one in or out. I'm fine, no covid cases by me, not one. Hell, my county has had fewer deaths so far than London had in a weekend. So why not do That? Even better, why not lock the most deprived up in their shitty tower blocks.
So again. Wyour's you plan? When do we come out of lockdown?
But it's ok, you can work.from home....sid the 10's of millions that can't. But it's ok, I'm sure you'll be happy to.pick up the huge debt and tax bills.
Oh and when you see that homeless person, kicked out onto the street because they lost their career, or the widowed farmers wifebecause he'd killed himself, or the woman prostituting herself to feed her kids, feel free to say "still, I was right about being in lock down for 12 months"