RE: Coronavirus Outbreak
posted in General Discussion
@tigger said in Coronavirus Outbreak:
@cultured_bogan said in Coronavirus Outbreak:
Measures will need to be taken still to stop the hospitals from collapsing. We will have a lot more freedom again once vaccinations are in the targets we need them to be. Yeah we’ll probably still need to wear masks and keep sanitising more than we once did but small price to pay to be able to jump on a plane or have a beer.
I don’t want to be sick (from any cause, but particularly from one that might kill me) and I don’t want to be passing sickness on to others. I feel like it’s about taking every opportunity to lower the risk.
I’m really looking forward to lockdowns ending, but when they do I’ll be happy to be fully vaccinated (I already am), to have booster shots if necessary, to wear a mask in public places and to sanitise my hands. I don’t see these things as curtailing my freedom. Doing these things is just playing the percentages in my favour to stay well and to help keep those around me free from illness. I feel fortunate to have good health advice to steer me away from poor choices.
I really struggle to get my head around the thought processes of people who see those measures as an attack on their freedoms.
Agree with all these points and sincerely hope my posts were not misconstrued as being insensitive . First and foremost people’s lives and health are paramount.
I don’t think of it as an attack on my freedoms ,initially last year while taking massive financial hits for which I received nothing because I didn’t qualify while others got paid to do nothing and other businesses ramped up sales while receiving government support and houses were allowed to appreciate 20% even while businesses where precluded from trading and others from working, and newly single again was looking forward to get out and have a good time and maybe meet someone and rebuild my life. Even so, I was happy to do my bit in the lockdown because ostensibly there was no treatment or vaccine, can’t let people go like that.
But now with vaccines and 2 years on my frustration is brewing. My first post on the matter were twisted as being a conspiracy theorist (some conspiracies do exist everywhere) and anti vax while I was was just highlighting my disappointment that sadly things weren’t working well enough to allow for a resumption of normal activity and in my case the commencement of my rebuild.
I guess at every level things should have been handled better.