OPINION: Today we should go back in time to cope with the future. We should lockdown for Easter.
Remember years ago, nothing was open at Easter. No newspapers were produced, no bread was baked, nobody did much of anything.
We need to go back to that and do it immediately.
The reason is this: we have, hopefully, managed to flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases. There is a long way to go but the signs are encouraging.
The Prime Minister and the medical experts say that has happened because we are locked down, and following strict policies with hygiene and social distancing.
Sadly there are idiots out there who either don’t care or don’t get it. And they are a risk to all of us
And now, they are telling us that Easter is the danger time.
People want to party, people want to go on holidays. But, according to the PM, if everybody gets out and has a lovely time, we will pay the price. He says any good work achieved so far could be undone with a few days of madness.
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So, don’t let that happen.
The strict lockdown seems the main weapon we have against the virus, so make it even tougher.
I think we should have a one week hard line Easter lockdown.
Only supermarkets, doctors, and pharmacies should open. Nobody should go anywhere unless it is essential. Forget Bunnings and take away food shops, close them all.
Even close the beaches. All of them.
Now I know that will be tough. I know it is unfair on the vast majority who do the right thing.
But it might just keep the idiots inside, because there is nowhere for them to go. So the people most likely to get out and broaden the spread, increase community transmission, will stay home and sulk.
Sadly there are idiots out there who either don’t care or don’t get it. And they are a risk to all of us.
If lockdowns have been as successful as the PM says, and if the threat from Easter is as real as he says, there should be no option.
Perhaps it is only for a week, but lock down hard for the Easter holidays.
Even the Easter Bunny can stay in his burrow, can’t he? He can bounce back next year.
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