People are coming out of lockdown thinking they’ve completed the worst phase. But has it only just begun?
Many, are being strategic about the situation we’re in. Not going out for reasons that are unimportant, or being in public areas for laughable excuses.
But on the other hand, others are thinking this is their chance at freedom. It’s almost like they’ve been locked away in jail for 20 years and they’ve found a gap in the gate, and broken free.
Except, the difference here is that they haven’t even had to break rules for that sweet taste of freedom, the government has given everyone a get out of jail free card (England).
Now, you may argue that we can’t be in lockdown forever. The economy has to get back on track for the world to function. Children need to go back to schools, as they once did. But certain leaders have poured gasoline wildly, and thrown a fire match, before even having a fire extinguisher at the ready?
One day they’re recommending in an underhand way to go abroad, but only for “Essential reasons,”. Can we clarify what this means right now?
How many people do you honestly think ‘NEED’ to go abroad for essential reasons? Very, very few. The amount of people I’m seeing flaunt their holidays, to Ibiza, Portugal, and other areas of the world on social media sites, is quite shocking. What part of a holiday is essential? I can tell you, every single person in the world could put a holiday under an essential category, claiming they “Need a break,”. But we, and they all know it isn’t vital.
Governments knew this would happen, especially the United Kingdom government.
Why would they leave the rules extremely vague?
Why are they encouraging people to go out to restaurants, by the use of 50% off vouchers available to all, but at the same time saying “Stay safe,”. Staying safe is staying away from these exact hotspots, period.
When lifting the lockdown here, masks weren’t even permitted. Only on transport. Everywhere else being mask-less was accepted. Even though many other areas of the world made masks mandatory, virtually everywhere. Especially public places.
The fact that it was legal to pick up a sandwich or get your Sunday newspaper, without any protection was deeply concerning. And nonsensical.
I think our mistake in England, was that advice coming from politicians in our own country, was pretty much, “What do they around the world know? We have the best scientists in the world in this country. Let’s follow the science,”. Many times they even ignored WHO (World Health Organisation).
And this same disregarding attitude, was the reason why masks were not permitted or even advised until more than 40,000 people in England died. Politicians and scientists kept repeating, “There’s no scientific evidence to show that masks protect us from spreading or obtaining the virus,”. Even though the World Health Organisation heavily recommended the usage of them, and many parts of the world were religiously using these face coverings.
The danger we now have upon us is that many of the people have lost complete respect for politicians. They say one thing and do another, countless times. How are you meant to have faith in such inconsistent, fickle people? In a pandemic, if your words fall on deaf ears, how do you maintain control?
Have we, meaning the public learnt from being nonchalant with a highly contagious, deadly virus? No more than the Government have.
If these people who hold boundless power in their hands, fail to be stern with their rules, it’s legal to do many things that have the major possibility of putting other lives in danger.
Only today, have the Government in England put in place a few more firmer restrictions about where you must wear a mask in.
Is it too little, too late?
They aren’t oblivious to the morality rate of COVID-19. They just hope it works in their best interest.
What is their interest?
We can only speculate, but the facts don’t lie.
What do you think? How do you think your government are running your country? How would you have done things differently? Have you learnt from this pandemic? Comment below!