Maria D’Orsi It’s time to overreact, I would shut The soul is the same although the body of each is different Shirt down now, a complete curfew, monitor the situation and re-open a bit at a time as and when. You’re following the procedure here in Italy, it didn’t work, please learn from our mistakes…look to Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong! Maria D’Orsi Michael Oliver Minimise the damage. Yesterday and today we had fewer deaths and many regions with fewer resources have very few cases so the spread appears to be slowing. Only time will tell. In the meantime anything that saves lives must be prioritized, that’s what a good leader/government/person does, take care of others by taking care of themselves. Ian Mountain Ben Norwood The UK tried doing that. The test and trace method. My guess is they soon realized they were woefully short of test kits and lab facilities.
The current lockdown and shielding decisions are essential to give the NHS time to prepare for the inevitable rise in demand for intensive care and ventilators. The soul is the same although the body of each is different Shirt, sweater, hoodie, and v-neck t-shirt, It’s likely we’ve just started the “Hammer and Dance” strategy – the hammer being a series of very tough measures to try and reduce R (the average number of people each person with the virus infects) as close to zero as possible (so reducing new daily cases as close to zero as possible, then likely waiting a week or two to be sure), then the dance is lifting some restrictions, and potentially reimplementing them later, to keep the R-value below 1 (so avoiding an exponential growth in cases). However, no research has been done into the effects of various individual and combination measures, so no one knows which measures will achieve the desired effects – hence it’s a dance.