Ministers put off Covid decisions on restrictions and mandatory masks for two weeks | The Independent

Holding back on restrictions comes as some experts and the Labour Party have called for measures to be introduced


So, this Government is considering on the implementation of Plan B including the reintroduction of mandatory face covers, reintroduction of mandatory social distancing and possible working from home.

This is while many , scientists, the Labour Party and many others who are saying Plan B have already been introduced. Who is correct, who knows, but this Government has been proved wrong in many instances over the last 2 years, in effect, only right once, that being the vaccine programme and even that is beginning to wane.

So, this Government has been guilty of many instances of dithering and this could well be another. For any dithering causes much pain and suffering to the population of England and leading to many deaths which should not have occurred. This current dither could well mean the same.

Should dither be abandoned, many will say yes and I do agree, for no deaths should ever be contemplated. and dither to any degree will cause deaths.

This is complete abandonment of certain parts of the English communities, communities who are extremely vulnerable in many respects, but certainly to catching COVID.

The hindsight’s, which this Government should have learnt from all the instances over the 2 years appears to have not been learnt, is this by choice or not? Neither being ideal and the former should never be so.

How will this Government be brought to account for there past and continued dithering for heads should roll and some should have rolled much earlier.

COVID, is still well with us, but the actions of many in England appear to show that they believe it has gone and there are still too many who still believe it has never been here.

I feel face coverings and social distancing should never have been withdrawn and maintained to be mandatory, but I would go even further, I would fine anyone who has no good reason not to comply and also hold the establishments who are allowing the non-compliance financially responsible, so they should also be fined and if not then complying be forced to close.


You may so, what about Human Rights and I would say what about Human Rights. For to put some restrictions in place will mean the  that some Human Rights will be affected, but, then to not do will also affect some Human Rights, here the protection of others and especially the vulnerable has to be the priority and not the rights of those not complying.

Source: Ministers put off Covid decisions on restrictions and mandatory masks for two weeks | The Independent

Covid Plan B: Sage tells government implementing measures now will reduce need for tougher winter restrictions

Sage scientists told the Government restrictions such as enforcing masks in some public places and encouraging working from home is helping drive down Covid infections in Europe



This makes perfect sense as Sage is saying it as it is, but is the Government or more essentially are Boris and/or Sajid and even Rishi, we will wait and see. However, I do hope the wait is not long as COVID waits for no one. and by waiting pain and suffering and even deaths will occur unnecessarily.

But then that is Government for you.

Source: Covid Plan B: Sage tells government implementing measures now will reduce need for tougher winter restrictions

Surviving Coronavirus- But Living A Nightmare

Jennifer Duddy is telling it as it is for no one should wish to get COVID-19, but there are people out there who do not appear concerned if they do, or feel they have no chance of catching it.

These people are totally irresponsible for they could well be the cause of the various COVID-19 outbreaks occurring throughout the UK.

They may not be concerned for themselves, but they should be for others.

Yes, it is the choice of these irresponsible people to ignore all the information on what and not what to do, but their irresponsible nature is causing others to catch COVID-19 and this is not their choice.

There are many not Social Distancing, not wearing face-masks or wearing them incorrectly, refusing to self-isolate, etc. making it extremely unsafe for others.

Currently there is no vaccine, but if there was, there are quite a few people who would refuse to be vaccinated, again, these people are solely thinking of thesmselves and not others.

A vaccine is the only chance for COVID-19 to be eradicated, so currently, everyone should be abiding by the information and restrictions and those who still refuse to comply should be fined and eventually leading to arrest and be convicted.

The Government needs to strengthen the current legislation to make this possible.

Yes, it is restricting freedom and choice, but it is essential to safeguard others and it is what any of our Laws do, for to not do will cause anarchy.

Those in authority who themselves did show irresponsibility should have been prosecuted, but it may be that the Law was insufficient for this to occur and if so, that should be immediately rectified.

Same Difference

When Jennifer Duddy was admitted to hospital with coronavirus, she said goodbye to her young family wondering if she would ever see them again.

The 32-year-old accountant, who has asthma, first experienced symptoms of the virus in March, but says she was refused tests on several occasions.

Initially, most people with symptoms were told to stay at home and self-isolate.

Her husband, Jamie, also had symptoms, but while his symptoms slowly started to lessen, Jennifer’s got worse and eventually she was admitted to Belfast’s Mater Hospital with breathing difficulties.

She spent seven days there being treated for coronavirus.

When she was discharged, she knew it would take time to recover fully, but was optimistic and excited to again cuddle her eight-year-old daughter, Chloe, and one-year-old son Ryan.

“A lot of tears were shed in those first two months,” Jennifer told BBC News NI.

“I was on so much medication when…

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Shielding Ended On August 1st

Myself and my wife have been shielding and now the Government have decided it is not necessary, so what is different now than when shielding started.

As COVID-19 gone away, No

As lockdown finished, well in some instances yes, but in others no

Do we still need to Social Distance, well, Yes

Do we need to wear face-masks, well originally no, but now, Yes in many instances

So, the Government has decided shielding for the majority is no longer required, except for the areas in local lockdown and on the watch list.

But there is not much different with regards to COVID-19, for it is still with us, and waiting for a relaxation of restrictions.

Is not the stopping of shielding not a relaxation of restrictions, so will those who have been shielding, now be in greater risk of catching COVID-19.

Will even more areas need to have shielding returned, will people who have been shielding now catch COVID-19.

Well, who knows, but does this Government care, well it appears no.

Same Difference

How do you feel about shielding being paused? Did you go out this weekend? What was the first thing you did?

More than two million people shielding against coronavirus in most of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland can now leave their home and return to work.

Vulnerable people were advised in March to stay at home, or shield, to avoid contracting Covid-19. In Wales the advice stays in place until 16 August.

But Macmillan Cancer Support said people in the shielded group do not feel safe enough to leave their homes.

It comes after the PM applied the brakes to easing restrictions further.

Meanwhile, Graham Medley, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), which advises the government, has said England could have to consider closing pubs in order to reopen schools in September.

And businesses that have furloughed staff during the coronavirus pandemic must now start contributing

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How ‘good’ does a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine need to be to stop the pandemic? A new study has answers

A vaccine that’s 70% effective might not be good enough if too few people are willing to be vaccinated, new research shows.

Source: How ‘good’ does a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine need to be to stop the pandemic? A new study has answers

Workplaces are turning to devices to monitor social distancing, but does the tech respect privacy? : The Conversation

Smartphone apps and wearable devices can tell when workers have been within six feet of each other, promising to help curb the coronavirus. But they’re not all the same when it comes to privacy.

Source: Workplaces are turning to devices to monitor social distancing, but does the tech respect privacy? : The Conversation

‘They’ve forgotten disabled people’: Government urged to protect those with sight loss during outbreak.  

I agree the Government have not ‘forgotten’ about any disabled people because they do not care and disability is outside their perception.

The Government view disability as a problem that they do not wish to consider and decry disabled people for not fitting in with the Government ‘norm’.

The Government see disability as a drain the the UK resources and would really wish that disabled people did not exist and they are going out of their way to put barriers up to ensure disabled people do not exist, or exist with much difficulty.

This can be seen to their whole approach to ‘welfare benefits’ and Social Care, where both have seen reductions on the financial benefits to disabled people and others who are disabled.

The UK needs to get behind supporting disabled people, but with the attitude of this Government and some in the media of classing disabled people and others who are vulnerable as ‘scroungers’ and some members of the public use this to decry disabled people and others who are vulnerable and believe that if the Government and media put this forward then it must be true and reinforces their own views.

The Government needs to be there for everyone and not just certain sections of the UK.

Coronavirus UK: Fears of lockdown collapse in heatwave | Daily Mail Online

With parts of Britain set to bask in temperatures hotter than Athens and Nice and Barcelona, social media users claimed that the PM was sending out the dangerous signal that ‘lockdown is finished’.

Source: Coronavirus UK: Fears of lockdown collapse in heatwave | Daily Mail Online

Everyday ethics: When should we lift the lockdown? _ The Conversation

What are the moral considerations in making the decision to reopen society while mitigating the risk of infections spreading? We asked a philosophy scholar to walk us through the quandary.

Source: Everyday ethics: When should we lift the lockdown? : The Conversation