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Is the lockdown a bad idea?

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    #51
    Originally posted by AtW View Post
    You are a dumb idiot, so no surprises with this post
    Asking questions and understanding the options around you is not dumb. I regret asking the question because it could feed into the fears of some people and help them only see the negatives. When there are plenty of positives for us.

    I'm not dumb or an idiot. I think your comment reflects badly on you AtW.

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      #52
      Originally posted by escapeUK View Post
      I'm happy to take that bet!

      But can you be more specific on which bit you don't agree with? That Trump will decide first, or that others will end up following him, or both?
      Covid-19 is something that he can't bully or insult. If he gets this wrong then it will spread like wildfire across the US. If Trump opens up the US over Easter (all those Christians in all those churches) then it will hit his support base. Keeping lockdown as is now keeps the virus in predominantly Democrat states - he doesn't care about those.

      What's the betting on which way he goes (as his own crappy hospitality empire is tottering at the moment because his jewel in the crown, the Doral, is closed)?
      "I can put any old tat in my sig, put quotes around it and attribute to someone of whom I've heard, to make it sound true."
      - Voltaire/Benjamin Franklin/Anne Frank...

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        #53
        Originally posted by woohoo View Post
        I’m wondering if Trump is right...
        Read that bit back to yourself?!
        Originally posted by Stevie Wonder Boy
        I can't see any way to do it can you please advise?

        I want my account deleted and all of my information removed, I want to invoke my right to be forgotten.

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          #54
          Originally posted by SimonMac View Post
          Read that bit back to yourself?!
          Trump has a habit of saying what many people in power believe but won't say in public, plus the old adage of stopped clock etc. I dislike Trump immensely, but the question asked in the thread was prompted by his intended actions to re-open the US.

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            #55
            I think Woohoo makes a good point.
            Here is a journalist who agrees mostly https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/...ar-as-we-think

            In summary. We're a long way from knowing how fatal this disease really is. We'll not know for months, if not a year, what the truth is.
            Is it worthwhile trashing the economy to save a few lives??? Good question and apparently the politicians think it's worthwhile and they are thinking about the next GE anyway.

            As for BP's asinine comments about the super-rich.... This disease impacts the wealthy equally as much as the rest of us. So there's no conspiracy. For once, the leaders are actually doing what they think is right.
            See You Next Tuesday

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              #56
              Originally posted by SimonMac View Post
              Read that bit back to yourself?!
              I reckon you selectively quoted. He posted "I'm wondering if Trump is right wing"

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                #57
                Originally posted by xoggoth View Post
                Maybe woooooooooooohooo (& Trump) has a point. There's a few sensible people, including previous UK government advisors, saying the same thing. The adverse effects of this lock down on the economy, will have a huge knock on effect on mental and physical health issues and many deaths will result. Cancer treatments have already been postponed, just one example of effect.

                Have they got the balance right? Dunno. Wish I was an expert!
                Don't worry, we'll all be experts with hindsight!

                I revert to what I said at the start, a few weeks ago. I'm no fan of BoJo, but I wouldn't wish his job on anyone. Whatever he does he will be criticised by groups of people, and whatever policy he employs, someone will die as a direct result of that policy.

                It's a balancing act for sure - as individuals we can sit pretty and say we'd save everyone, but the reality of the situation is not everyone can be saved. World governments can only do what they think best, looking after and protecting the vulnerable as best they can.
                I am what I drink, and I'm a bitter man

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                  #58
                  Originally posted by Whorty View Post
                  Don't worry, we'll all be experts with hindsight!

                  I revert to what I said at the start, a few weeks ago. I'm no fan of BoJo, but I wouldn't wish his job on anyone. Whatever he does he will be criticised by groups of people, and whatever policy he employs, someone will die as a direct result of that policy.

                  It's a balancing act for sure - as individuals we can sit pretty and say we'd save everyone, but the reality of the situation is not everyone can be saved. World governments can only do what they think best, looking after and protecting the vulnerable as best they can.
                  So far Boris has done more than I thought. I was wondering if he would just let people die to protect the rich.

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                    #59
                    Originally posted by woohoo View Post
                    Asking questions and understanding the options around you is not dumb. I regret asking the question because it could feed into the fears of some people and help them only see the negatives. When there are plenty of positives for us.

                    I'm not dumb or an idiot. I think your comment reflects badly on you AtW.
                    I think AtW's comment is what we could expect from him.

                    I disagree with you. But I can understand why you think what you think. And I think many more will agree with you with each passing day.

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                      #60
                      Originally posted by woohoo View Post
                      I regret asking the question because it could feed into the fears of some people and help them only see the negatives. When there are plenty of positives for us..
                      Famous last words...

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