Firstly, this is an editorial piece, not the beliefs of the Gazette staff as a whole. Something occurred to me today.
If the powers that be do not come up with a viable vaccine pretty damn quick, will the world have to let people get back to work and accept that a lot of elderly and sick people will die?
The reason I put this forward is quite possibly my ignorance of the situation, but I just don’t understand how the world can come out of lockdown, bearing in mind the differing amounts of time in said lockdown, the varying degrees of lockdown and in some cases, no lockdown at all.
It would seem the only way this plays out is reducing restrictions to partial lockdowns with the continuation of bans on international travel. If not, surely people traveling to Spain from the UK, for example, who have not enforced the same restrictions and were late in applying any, may well re-infect the peninsula.
Again, just a question, but, on an international level, the quarantine efforts can only slow down infection and never completely wipe it out, and given the virulency of Covid-19, won’t we be back to square one just a few months after opening up?
As the title of this piece suggests, this is a genuine question as opposed to an out and out editorial comment. I truly want to know if there is anybody out there with a good knowledge of the situation that can explain how we come out of this situation without opting for a herd immunity solution and accepting the deaths of millions?
In the meantime, stay at home and follow the rules!
(News/Editorial: Ending Lock-Down Restrictions)