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‘Immunity Certificates’ will divide the Country socially and destroy it economically – if there is anything left to destroy

April 3, 2020 1 comment

Some of the ideas that the Government is coming up with are astounding. Not for their leadership. But for how shortsighted they are and how serious the problems are likely to be from the impact and consequences of taking these steps will create.

Nobody can argue that this is good time to be in Government. But the Politicians we have in these roles today found their way to having these responsibilities voluntarily and by choice.

As members of the Electorate, we should be able to rely upon and trust that ALL Politicians have the experience, motivation and outlook to make good decisions in a national crisis – without ever taking a second look.

Sadly they are not.

All of us are desperate for the shutdown to be lifted and for ‘normality’ to resume.

However, awarding ‘immunity certificates’ to those who have tested positive for Coronavirus Antibodies, certifying them ‘immune’ and able to return to normal life and work, will simply create a two-tiered system of life for us all.

If people are CV+ive, then all well and good. But what about the people who are not. Do they stay at home indefinitely?

What about the Companies who employ them. Do they replace them with other people who are able to leave home to work?

If this system proposed by the Health Secretary were actually manageable, all it would do is create different social castes. It would be little more than the creation of yet another divide between us, but this time worse – because it will have been created by the Government – and by choice.

The reality is that ‘immunity certification’ isn’t manageable.

If people are faced with the choice of being stuck at home or going out to socialise, shop and of course work, Coronavirus Parties or self-infection will become an immediate majority choice.

Beyond the effort to get the Field Hospitals up and running, the Government is failing spectacularly at every other Coronavirus Crisis-related choice.

 

100,000 Coronavirus Tests per day by the end of April sounds great. But that’s still 600 days or the best part of 2 years before each person in the UK has been tested just ONCE

April 3, 2020 1 comment

False hope appears to be the order of the day.

We are being set up for a fall over talk of Tests for Coronavirus and tokenism like ‘Immunity Certificates’ being the way that the Shutdown will be lifted.

But this is not the way that normality – if that’s what we are actually going to ‘return to’ – is going to be ‘restored’.

Testing is not going to help us all return to normality at the same time or collectively as one – even if it could be rolled out and all 60 Million or more of us could be tested and have the results come back on the same day.

If we were all required to test CV+ive for antibodies before we could come out of shutdown, lockdown, isolation or call it what you like, at a rate of 100,000 tests per day, it would be over 600 days before everyone in this Country knows if they have had Coronavirus, has Coronavirus OR will be expected to stay at home and wait.

This approach simply isn’t sustainable for us personally, as communities, as industries, as an economy or as a Nation and Country as one.

The Shutdown needs to end now and then we have to take what happens as it comes.

 

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