- Jul 22, 2003
Do you agree that the coronavirus lockdown should have been extended by two more weeks?
The simple fact of the matter is that this lockdown isn't about the middle-class. Our testing thus far has been skewed by the high number of private tests on people who go just because they can afford it.
The lockdown is to try and curb the spread amongst the masses of poor we have living in townships. It may seem ineffective as these people are still moving around but their movement is relatively localized.
The problem SA faces is that if there is a major outbreak in a township like Alexandra or Tembisa our NHS simply won't be able to cope with it in any way what so ever.
apparently some trials are about to start in other countries but results look like 6 months away at least, so we looking at another 6 months of this. I don't see many people that can survive without 1 month salary, let alone 6 months. The looting is bound to start soon and the gov will be forced to end the lockdown or face mass riotsThen they're going to have to keep extending it for heaven knows how many months. A vaccine is not coming anytime soon.
Its starting, I live in a small town and a lot more movement noticed over the last couple of nights.The looting is bound to start soon
I guess it comes down to what you fear more, the virus or the masses?Western Cape hit by 4 liquor store lootings in just 24 hours
A total of 22 schools in Gauteng have been attacked so far during the national Covid-19 lockdown, with four torched in Soshanguve, Pretoria, in what the education department has described as being “suspected premeditated arson”.
Items such as computers, printers, heaters and school nutrition groceries were stolen. In another instance, 250 school chairs were stolen from a school in Vanderbijlpark.
People that loot liquor stores are not hungry. they want to get drunk..Its starting, I live in a small town and a lot more movement noticed over the last couple of nights.
I guess it comes down to what you fear more, the virus or the masses?
Starving people with nothing to lose in their thousands will be just as difficult to contain.
We don't have enough health care facilities to curb the spread, so we are buying them time, but do we have enough armed forces to curb riots and looting?
Squirrel should find a way to make the lockdown more sustainable, relax some of the restrictions to ease the pressure especially on the poor.
Problem is we can only afford one major lockdown.Its not about stopping the spread, its about slowing the spread so that health systems can cope.