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‘Stay alert’ not at home...?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by install, May 11, 2020.

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    Is it too soon to come out of Lockdown? Isn’t it more unfair for those who come from minorities? It seems to have caused mass confusion.

    Here is one report:

    ‘As ministers launched the new “stay alert” slogan to usher in the next phase of the coronavirus lockdown – including unlimited exercise and sunbathing - members of the public voiced confusion and anxiety over the lack of clarity it offered.

    “Alert for what? You can’t see the virus,” said Rose Smith, 88, one of those out in Manchester’s Alexandra Park on Sunday. “I don’t think it makes much difference if people start being allowed to exercise more. It’s when they start opening things like pubs and clubs that it’ll spread.....

    And another report highlights the higher risks for many in our society:

    ‘In the UK, more than a third of COVID-19 patients admitted to intensive care are black, Asian or with an ethnic minority background, despite accounting for only 13 per cent of the general population.’

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