April 9, 2020
“lol we were kidding. The lockdown isn’t ever going to end, dummy!”
It looks like people are going to live in isolation for most of the year.
They just keep extending the lockdown without being straightforward about how long they expect it to last.
Britons were warned not to expect an imminent lifting of the coronavirus shutdown today.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak revealed that stand-in prime minister Dominic Raab will chair the Cobra committee tomorrow morning to discuss a review, due to take place next week, of the harsh measures that have kept Britons largely stuck in their own homes for more than a fortnight.
But he suggested there would be no imminent decision, with the traditional Easter bank holiday approaching with glorious weather forecast for much of the UK.
Downing Street this morning has confirmed the draconian restrictions will not be reconsidered on Easter Monday as scheduled, with warnings the peak of the outbreak might not come for another week and a half.
And Wales ruled out lifting its own lockdown, a clear indication that other UK nations will follow suit, with First Minister Mark Drakeford saying: ‘We will not throw away the gains we have made and the lives we have saved by abandoning our efforts just as they begin to bear fruit.’
At this afternoon’s press conference Mr Sunak said: ‘We committed there would be a review in and around three weeks, that review will be based on the evidence and data provided by Sage, which will only be available next week.
‘But I think rather than speculate about the future, I think we should focus very seriously on the here and now and the present.’
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said today that the UK was ‘nowhere near’ lifting the controls, while Welsh ministers disclosed their lockdown will stay in place longer. The World Health Organisation has also offered a dire warning about the ‘dangerous’ consequences of relaxing too early.
Keep in mind that coronavirus is literally just the flu.
There is no reason why people should stay inside their homes and let the economy collapse.
This is not a lethal disease. It isn’t something worse than the regular, silent flu that kills people every year. They just gave it an intimidating name and called it a pandemic, but there are no numbers or facts to back any of this paranoia up.
Nothing about the response to this virus makes sense.