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Do we care about coronavirus anymore?
« on: Monday 14 December 20 15:54 GMT (UK) »
I see London is going into Tier 3 on Wednesday and I wonder who else?

Do you think most people have stopped caring about covid now?

Sad to say but once it was realised that it was mainly quite elderly people who would die, it seems that most people just stopped caring.

I know we care because we are in that age group and probably our children/grandchildren care cos they know us personally - but do you think most unrelated people care any more?

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Re: Do we care about coronavirus anymore?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 14 December 20 16:03 GMT (UK) »
I think it's that many people, when they have the idea they may not be likely to drop down dead with the virus, simply don't give a damn for anyone else.
The overall fright at the start made most people behave carefully, but they've got accustomed to the idea that many less vulnerable people "only" have relatively minor illness from it, and are determined to get on with their lives, and enjoyment especially at this time of year .... and they feel let the old "dears" just stay in, and hope for the best!
After all, a vaccine's magic, isn't it?
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« Reply #2 on: Monday 14 December 20 16:10 GMT (UK) »
I think that was the attitude prior to any vaccine TY.

Personally I don't see why the NHS don't treat all the covid patients in the Nightingale hospitals and leave the normal hospitals to get on with their ordinary work rather than create such backlogs.  I know there will be some cross contamination but currently, it seems to me, that hospitals are designed to transfer infection between patients/outpatients.  I assume that it is possibly due to staff shortages.

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Re: Do we care about coronavirus anymore?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 14 December 20 16:10 GMT (UK) »
Technology means it's easy to keep in touch with other people. I can't understand why people need to meet up with others.

People have got bored with Covid and the restrictions it brings (including me).  We need EVERYONE to stop mixing with others to stop the spread.
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« Reply #4 on: Monday 14 December 20 16:13 GMT (UK) »
Yes but we won't ever achieve that now that people have seen that mixing with others, if you are younger, doesn't really pose any threat to oneself at all.  The youngsters want real social interaction not virtual meetups.

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« Reply #5 on: Monday 14 December 20 16:16 GMT (UK) »
Bad communication via the Government to start off with.

There was no way Covid could be eradicated, the only way was the rapid development of the vaccine.

Had they managed the pandemic with any sense of logic this may well have been contained far better than they have and by now some sort of ordinary life would exist.

One of my Wife's Facebook friends is on the Test and Trace scheme and when they physically are contacting people to advise them to self isolate many are very abusive.

None of what the Government have done is for our benefit, it is simply to enable the NHS to cope with the influx.

Have the Nightingale's been used, if at all then only slightly at their capacity, the net result is Covid in every Hospital.

Our Daughter is a Nurse in a specialist unit and has been off work with Covid for 10 days, she is on the mend now.

Our GP was on the phone this morning and he has been off with Covid for a month and even had to be an in patient.

Yet all this could have been minimised by more decisive action and very punative actions against the idiots to ignore the rules.

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« Reply #6 on: Monday 14 December 20 16:21 GMT (UK) »
Youngsters generally are not being badly affected by the virus but they can see the impact on the economy.  There will soon be no shops left on the High Streets, Pubs & restaurants are closing. People are losing their jobs. People are dying.
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« Reply #7 on: Monday 14 December 20 16:31 GMT (UK) »
Bad communication via the Government to start off with.

There was no way Covid could be eradicated, the only way was the rapid development of the vaccine.

Had they managed the pandemic with any sense of logic this may well have been contained far better than they have and by now some sort of ordinary life would exist.

One of my Wife's Facebook friends is on the Test and Trace scheme and when they physically are contacting people to advise them to self isolate many are very abusive.

None of what the Government have done is for our benefit, it is simply to enable the NHS to cope with the influx.

Have the Nightingale's been used, if at all then only slightly at their capacity, the net result is Covid in every Hospital.

Our Daughter is a Nurse in a specialist unit and has been off work with Covid for 10 days, she is on the mend now.

Our GP was on the phone this morning and he has been off with Covid for a month and even had to be an in patient.

Yet all this could have been minimised by more decisive action and very punative actions against the idiots to ignore the rules.

I hadn't intended to invite an overview of government action, or lack of, I was simply wondering actually about people's views on whether others have actually given up caring.

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Re: Do we care about coronavirus anymore?
« Reply #8 on: Monday 14 December 20 16:39 GMT (UK) »
I, for one, haven't given up caring!
But then, daughter #1 works as a Kitchen Manager in a Primary School; daughter #2 works in a major hospital in Bristol in Pharmaceutical Stores (means she also has to keep the Bristol Nightingale Hospital stocked, too).

So, I worry about both of them.

Meanwhile I sit here in a Covid-free island, where face-masks are a rarity and no social distancing is required.
Pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops are all open ;D
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