But people aren't grownup and they don't take personal responsibility as can be easily seen last week, when there was asked to not gather more than 100 people. Weddings still continued with 100+ people, people hugging and kissing each other as if were not in the middle of a global pandemic.No. I can't support national draconian measures for anything. I support people staying at home and practicing social distancing. People should be grownups and take personal responsibility.
The economy is fsaked either way.
Regarding cancelling a wedding it is easy to say cancel when it isn't your money. I am not aware of responsible adults coming forward offering to help carry the inevitable costs.But people aren't grownup and they don't take personal responsibility as can be easily seen last week, when there was asked to not gather more than 100 people. Weddings still continued with 100+ people, people hugging and kissing each other as if were not in the middle of a global pandemic.
Just look at South Korea's patient 31 and what ONE irresponsible grownup has caused in that country. If you don't know what I'm talking about, read here
The only way to possibly fight this in our country is to lockdown and to actually follow the rules set out. Italy, who also went into lockdown is finally, for the first time in weeks, getting less infection numbers and is slowly turning infection rates down.
If just one person in an informal settlement has this virus, it'll be chaos and just see how quickly our hospital system crumbles.
Generally people will only know they've contracted it when they get sick. Typically people are not still walking around sick knowing they have this infection. Anyone who is thinks they have something else. It is easy to confuse with other ailments.If you are out there having contracted the virus you are infecting others. That will end badly as the infection rate is exponential.
That's because although the term lockdown is used internationally it does not mean stopping everything and effectively quarantining everyone. That's not even possible. Anyone who thinks otherwise hasn't really thought things through.I agree. There are so many allowances that it's less of a lockdown and more of a mild restriction. I'm sure the way it's being implemented will cause more harm to the economy than not having the lockdown would have caused harm to people.
They don't need to. Frankly I doubt even China could actually lock everyone in the entire country in their homes and watch them all to make sure they did so.No ways in hell they can cover the country and every street.
I think it is you are misunderstanding the use of the term lockdown in this context. There's really no risk in someone in the suburbs going for a run or walking their dog.You can walk, jog and walk your dog, but do it alone – Minister
I think this says it all for the SA Gov. Really if this is a lockdown then ok.
There is no such thing as a total lockdown.Sadly, we need total lockdown that's enforced by the army and police force, since individuals who are infected, or who suspect they are infected are still happily walking around - this is how we ended up with a worldwide pandemic in the first place.
Sadly this will affect many people negatively, but I'd take inconvenience over death any day.
No answer is a clear winner here ... and I'm very glad I'm not the one to stand on the podium and deliver this choice to the nation.SA doesn't have the infrastructure to pull off a national lockdown.
yes I am concerned about the impact to economy but there's no other choice we have than saved the people of South Africa, we will see about the economy after we contained the Corona virus and what worrying people is that the Corona virus spreading quick and numbers of infected keep rising every day.Do you support a national lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus? If so, are you concerned about the economic impact of a national lockdown?
Does it say anything about walking to the shop to get groceries?
The British government scientists perspective on the virus and death rate , a few valid points which i agree with .
The UK government's scientific advisers believe that the chances of dying from a coronavirus infection are between 0.5% and 1%.
This is lower than the rate of death among confirmed cases - which is 4% globally in WHO figures and 5% in the UK as of March 23 - because not all infections are confirmed by testing."
Please read the article before you comment on it !