Covid 19 - how long will the public tolerate a lockdown?

Is there an academic type in a university, which was once an out of the way polytechnic, who can model the rise in the growth of new virus threads on social media?

I'm sure there is a grant in there somewhere.
 
The little intellectual question is; ban it to the detriment of the vast majority who have complied or impose the law onto those who wilfully chose to ignore in a disproportionate manner.

Which one is going to cause the greater social disruption?
 

Dalef65

Old-Salt
Imagine the scene...
Easter weekend;
Four days of (potentially) warm and sunny weather.
People locked down in their houses. Can't go out.
TV News channels with their endless repetition and speculation.
Figures of people affected by Covid19, not really showing any particular trend (up or down).
Government not coming up with any sort of exit strategy for the lockdown.
Financial and economic factors beginning to bite...

I can't see the public putting up with it much longer than the weekend after Easter tbh.
 
I think the question the selfish belters need to be pondering is how long the majority of people who recognise the importance of exercise will tolerate you cnuts putting it at risk because your hipster vegan bbq is clearly essential if the sun pops out.

I suspect about a week before they are praying for 'heavy handed' police to come to the rescue.
 

jarrod248

LE
Gallery Guru
With respective knob-heads still going around doing their own thing, an increasingly emasculated Matt Hancock has suggested he could order a complete lockdown.

Regardless of my comments below, I do think Johnson is doing a reasonable job. Hancock, in my opinion is trying to go down more of a prescriptive manner and risks being seen as a dictator, without having the conciliatory tone to balance this against the loss of human rights such as lack of freedom of movement.

I am aware that emergency legislation allows suppression of human rights. However if the public ratify this, that is a different matter entirely.

There's a few issues why this is a bad idea:

1) Those with medical ailments, need to exercise in order to remain healthy.

2) It will be seen as a punitive measure. There are 2 sub-groups. One group complying with government advice and the other group not complying. It's reasonable to assume that the latter group will still not comply, with Hancock just further trying to assert authority on a group already complying with the measures. Unless Hancock has misread the amount of police and army figures he has to enforce a a lock-down. Pretty much every psychological study has shown that punishment ends up escalating matters. In can work in very short term occasions, but mid term leads to greater delinquency, aggression and antisocial behaviour.

3) It doesn't help that Hancock, Kinnock, Boris and the Scottish CMO all are in the non-complying group. Boris and Hancock going around shaking everyone's hands, then contracting coronavirus, the Scottish CMO ignoring the advice herself, doesn't really show a good example of following the advice given.

4) The Government threatening the public, rarely tends to end well for the Government. Look at Brexit, where Cameron and Obama tried to threaten the public, or when Cameron doubled down on austerity (resulting in riots in the capital). At the moment the majority of the public are complying with the Government. Once the relationship between public and the state is eroded, pretty bad sh!t is going to go down.

Johnson and Sunak seem very switched on, reducing financial pressures on the population allowing cash to flow, protection for mortgages etc. Maybe it's me, but Hancock seems to be a more naive individual. Maybe it's an intellectual limitation, I don't know. The fact that a blind eye is being cast on the transgressions mentioned, doesn't help public confidence. Equitable actions are needed to be seen.

Which brings me to the main point. I can't see a lockdown lasting up until September, Regardless of the scientific evidence, or instruction from the Government, the public just won't tolerate it.

How long do you think it will last? Thoughts?
Oh, ages.
 
I can only masturbate to Pornhub Premium so much in a day (it's on special offer).
You're obviously not trying hard enough. Bio-Oil is very good for chaffed skin apparently.
 
There's a specific forum for this tedious and unproductive speculation.

...but there isn't one for the "this is overblown bollocks" viewpoint.


Perhaps this is that thread.

If so, good.


Once again, we've not seen an over-reaction like this since Diana was murdered by MI6 and Rupert Murdoch.
 
I think the question the selfish belters need to be pondering is how long the majority of people who recognise the importance of exercise will tolerate you cnuts putting it at risk because your hipster vegan bbq is clearly essential if the sun pops out.

I suspect about a week before they are praying for 'heavy handed' police to come to the rescue.
It will be the usual suspects:


" My ChlamydiaJosie aint getting her execise innit".

" Would that be your fat mulatto brat Marathon traing partner? Thought not".
 
Imagine the scene...
Easter weekend;
Four days of (potentially) warm and sunny weather.
People locked down in their houses. Can't go out.
TV News channels with their endless repetition and speculation.
Figures of people affected by Covid19, not really showing any particular trend (up or down).
Government not coming up with any sort of exit strategy for the lockdown.
Financial and economic factors beginning to bite...

I can't see the public putting up with it much longer than the weekend after Easter tbh.

Civil disobedience


Slogans?

"Drop the Mask!"

"It's just 'flu on stilts!!"

"Granny will leave you the house!!"

"Have a Strepsil you poof!"

"20000 dead of 'flu last year, ya cúnt, i didn't get 3 months watching Netflix on £80%"

"One more bobby asks me why I'm outside, the reason will be, battering a copper"

"Put that mask on properly you bell end".
 
The lockdowns should last no longer than the end of April. Longer, and major unrest is likely.

There should be targeted measures against persistent offenders like the types riding quad bikes is a Welsh beauty spot, and robust sentences handed down by the courts.

Those who choose to assault NHS staff and members of the emergency services should be looking at sentences ranging from 20 years to life.
Their sentence should be to press the start button of the crusher in which their quad bike resides down at their local scrap yard. The look on their face would be a joy to behold.
 
It will be the usual suspects:


" My ChlamydiaJosie aint getting her execise innit".

" Would that be your fat mulatto brat Marathon traing partner? Thought not".
Depends on the area I guess. In East London it's definitely been mainly hipster twunts and students.
 

bcsack

Old-Salt
Dear f*ckwits -it's not really difficult. If you're over 60 and you go struttin your stuff and catch this crap - there's a strong possibility you'll die - your choice.
Carry on in your own time
 
Dear f*ckwits -it's not really difficult. If you're over 60 and you go struttin your stuff and catch this crap - there's a strong possibility you'll die - your choice.
Carry on in your own time
Depends on your optimism level.

Is <2% a "strong possibility"?
 
Dear f*ckwits -it's not really difficult. If you're over 60 and you go struttin your stuff and catch this crap - there's a strong possibility you'll die - your choice.
Carry on in your own time
Not just over 60s, they're just at more risk. Its hitting all ages.
I will tell the kids on ventilator at work that they're malingering little sods and obviously faking as they're under 60. Fooled all them Doctors though the little tykes.
Honest Doc a guy called @bcsack on T'internet said so.
 
Imagine the scene...
Easter weekend;
Four days of (potentially) warm and sunny weather.
People locked down in their houses. Can't go out.
TV News channels with their endless repetition and speculation.
Figures of people affected by Covid19, not really showing any particular trend (up or down).
Government not coming up with any sort of exit strategy for the lockdown.
Financial and economic factors beginning to bite...

I can't see the public putting up with it much longer than the weekend after Easter tbh.
You don't have to wait that long. The sense of privilege in these people is breath-taking.

'A woman has been fined $1000 in NSW after flying in from Indonesia and breaking 14-day mandatory quarantine to go to seven different shops. A 65-year-old woman who flew from Indonesia to Sydney on March 22, prior to the introduction of federal mandatory hotel quarantine rules, was among those fined.

'Police said the traveller had been directed to self-isolate at home but was spotted at a shopping centre in Grafton about 3pm on April 1 – 10 days since her flight. “Two hours later, at about 5pm, police located the woman in her car,” police said. “She told officers she had been to seven separate retail stores that day, including the supermarket. The woman was directed to return home immediately and was issued with a $1000 PIN.”


 
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Personally I find it amazing the places I can now walk into wearing a mask and gloves with no one batting an eyelid..........just got to build up to taking in a shotgun and asking to make an unsigned for withdrawl.
Morning @Effendi,
I did ask 2 genuine questons on one of the many Covid threads last week, if there had been an increase in certain crime rates due to this. The other question was if people thought there might be another baby-boom era due to lockdown boredom.
No reply as yet. Maybe I should have posted on all the Covid threads but there's too many
 

ericferret

War Hero
We are a fortnight into self-isolation and it is really upsetting me to witness my wife standing at the living room window gazing aimlessly into space with tears running down her cheeks.

It breaks my heart to see her like this. I have thought very hard about how I can cheer her up. I have even considered letting her in - but rules are rules.
 

Joshua Slocum

LE
Book Reviewer
a couple more weeks if thats OK
I got 12 concrete fence posts to get dug in, although I am hoping to find some WW2 ordnance, in which case the A.T.O. boys can dig it out for me
a bathroom and 2 bedrooms to paint
oh sod it make it three weeks and I can take me time
 
a couple more weeks if thats OK
I got 12 concrete fence posts to get dug in, although I am hoping to find some WW2 ordnance, in which case the A.T.O. boys can dig it out for me
a bathroom and 2 bedrooms to paint
oh sod it make it three weeks and I can take me time
With your track record, you’re more likely to stumble upon a Wellington bomber with an earthing fault in the bomb bay mech.
 

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