‘Data does not justify lockdown’ COMMENTT
I’M really surprised the Government are going in for this second lockdown, because the figures don’t justify it.
By shutting things down, they are holding back the early diagnosis of critical illnesses, especially cancer, heart attacks and strokes.
As patients are told to stay at home or risk spreading the virus, many of them simply do nothing about their symptoms. It’s also going to have a huge impact on mental health – the widespread worry and uncertainty affects people across the whole economic spectrum. There are
many cancer patients who don’t know if they will be treated next week. Then there are the children and teenagers suffering mental harm as their freedom and friendships take another hit.
And what about elderly people in care homes who cannot see their relatives? What’s more, a second
lockdown is going to drive so many struggling businesses under.
The impact of this is going to last a generation as there are going to be no jobs for young people who have just graduated.
The only good reason for a lockdown would be the NHS not coping with the admissions, but at
the moment it is coping. The Government relies upon these very gloomy scientists from Sage who make these predictions.
When we look at the data, 70 percent of people with Covid-19 have no symptoms at all – and I predict we won’t use the Nightingales this time around, either.