Morally bankrupt

Here are 2 comments of mine in the village Facebook page, responding first to the dilution of the government’s lockdown message, and then (indirectly for obvious reasons) to a couple of arseholes stating that care homes and the old should be left to it whilst the rest of us just get on with our lives.

[First, this:]

Whatever’s said, like everything else that’s gone before here, it’ll be unclear and thus open to interpretation. It’ll result in the broadening of what people wish to be the scope of their personal freedoms and will dilute the core point of *all* that’s gone before, that we’ve got to look after each other in the midst of the most deadly pandemic in living memory. And so, entirely unnecessarily, more people will die or have their lives blighted by the long-term effects of this virus.

Track and trace is months too late and shoddily implemented, the request made to the >10,000 people entering the UK every day to self-isolate is by this point risible. The sooner we’re treated like adults by the government the better.

[And, responding to said arseholes, this:]

For anyone here to even *suggest* it’s ok for people you don’t know to die simply to benefit the economy is morally indefensible. To bring cherry-picked statistics ignoring *old people* to the discussion, well…

The current official death toll – spread over just 2 months is 31,587 – which already exceeds the average annual rate by quite some margin.

From this:

https://www.itv.com/news/2020-02-06/how-does-the-wuhan-coronavirus-compare-to-seasonal-flu/

‘Although flu might not seem like a deadly illness, on average it kills around 17,000 people in England a year.

Public Health England told ITV News: “The number of flu cases and deaths due to flu-related complications varies each flu season.

“The average number of deaths in England for the last five seasons, 2014/15 to 2018/19, was 17,000 deaths annually.

“This ranged from 1,692 deaths last season, 2018/19, to 28,330 deaths in 2014/15.”’

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