Will regional restrictions or mini lockdowns work?

Will regional restrictions or mini lockdowns work?

  • Yes

    Votes: 58 19.5%
  • Maybe

    Votes: 64 21.5%
  • No

    Votes: 171 57.6%
  • Other

    Votes: 4 1.3%

  • Total voters
    297

bwana

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Do you think the targeted mini lockdowns and/or regional restrictions that are apparently being considered will be effective in containing or combatting Covid-19?

If so, given the coastal areas being considered are popular holiday destinations, should they happen before, during, or after the upcoming holiday season?
 

now05ster

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It might delay the inevitable, but many people don't adhere to them and it causes more economic harm than good.

EDIT: the Dutchman can like to be strong in myself today.
 
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Nemoneiros

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Do you think the targeted mini lockdowns and/or regional restrictions that are apparently being considered will be effective in containing or combatting Covid-19?

If so, given the coastal areas being considered are popular holiday destinations, should they happen before, during, or after the upcoming holiday season?
When you run right into the wall, and it doesn't work, try again. When that doesn't work; run into the wall again.
 

JohnStarr

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It's too late. People in certain areas in Port Elizabeth (Central for one) carry on like it's life as per normal. No masks, no social distancing. Some high schools do the same. Kids congregate close to each other with masks not veen covering their noses.
Locking down will now do nothing. Instead of having cops and traffic officers (only seen over weekends sleeping in their cars under bushes while a camera does the work, or searching cars during the Christmas period) doing the rounds and enforcing it, there have been none. It's easier to spot a dodo than these law enforcement officials.
So the horse will bolt (to what extent I am not sure). Otherwise, stop the Communist thought process now to lock down everything and target those areas which are affecting the numbers only. Easier said than done, but hell...you can do it. See it as a challenge!
 

Geoff.D

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Do you think the targeted mini lockdowns and/or regional restrictions that are apparently being considered will be effective in containing or combatting Covid-19?

If so, given the coastal areas being considered are popular holiday destinations, should they happen before, during, or after the upcoming holiday season?
Lockdowns DO NOT WORK,end of story.
LDs driven by distorted stats are even worse.
The ONLY measures that help are the simple ones, which are the protection of the infirm and at risk, coupled with quarantines when required.
 

Nemoneiros

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Lets refrase then seeing that you want to make this about race...

majority of SOUTH AFRICANS in the country cant obey rules & regulations.
ITs not about race; you did that all on your own.

In south africa we are all africans.
 

binkybozo

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No, it won't work.
This is about money though. The government wants to keep all that Covid relief from other countries coming in. How will they be able to justify needing it when governments from other countries see the big parties that flood our beaches during the holiday season.
Plus there are not enough police to handle the crowds at the Durban Beaches on New Years'. Do we really want to see the government call in the army to do crowd control? Oh, my word that would be a big disaster in the making if they were called in to do crowd control. It would get ugly very quickly.
 

Brian_G

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Plus there are not enough police to handle the crowds at the Durban Beaches on New Years'. Do we really want to see the government call in the army to do crowd control? Oh, my word that would be a big disaster in the making if they were called in to do crowd control. It would get ugly very quickly.
And risk losing many voters? They won't do that for this thing.

Official world stats tell us only 1 in 5 400 people die from this.
Far less for those under 50.
 

eg2505

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lockdowns dont work, never have and never will,
simply a waste of peoples time and patience.
 

@Ghekko

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Maybe yes for those who have pre-existing conditions and definitely no for those who love the bottle.
 

Iwojima

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No. The areas most affected by the current COVID spikes also happen to be those where the rule of law is least adhered to.

Adding more restrictions will only impact those who are already making some effort to comply with existing regulations. The rest will carry on a usual regardless of what level of restrictions are imposed.
 

Dairyfarmer

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Lockdowns are for very short periods to try and contain, not reduce, infections so that a plan of action can be implemented for the inevitable wider infection of the population.

We do need to see the number of positive cases rise. This is for 2 reasons. Firstly that more people are being tested. And secondly that more people are being exposed to the virus. If you have 90% of your population NOT exposed, you will always have 90% at risk.

Current testing is aimed at a target section of the population. Those that are symptomatic, those at risk and those needing proof of non-infection. No widespread testing of random parts of the population have been done.
 
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