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Readers’ comments: The biggest mistake in history


In response to Jill Kirby: Let the low-risk go back to work and school,

FirstNationFirst wrote:

The UK government has committed the biggest ever mistake in our history with the lockdown.

The decision was based on a long list of failures:

No quarantine of arrivals into the country;
No questioning of why Imperial College suddenly increased their forecast by many factors;
No questioning of the appalling track record of Imperial College’s previous virus forecasts;
No asking why on 19 March was Covid-19 being downrated from a high-consequence infectious disease yet a lockdown was required on 23 March;
No realisation that the Director General WHO had made a basic mathematical error on the death ratio forecast.

Instead they allowed the mass media to whip up a frenzy demanding immediate government action and duly responded with the removal of our civil liberties and the ruination of the economy.

Ken wrote:

‘Furthermore, the nation seems to have been so comprehensively frightened by the virus that the government may struggle to kick-start the economy back to life even when the time is judged right to do so.’

This is a very important point. I have been astonished by the number of people who genuinely are afraid of contracting the virus and dying. Few people dig into the statistics, they just swallow the fear. It will be many, many months before restaurants, pubs and coffee shops will return to anything like normality.

Coastliner replied:

The 24/7 scarermongering peddled by the msm during this crisis is downright criminal and has inflicted long-lasting damage on our society. People have become suspicious and fearful of others and that’s before we even get to actions like the dreadful ‘reporting the neighbours’ culture fostered by many of our appalling police. The atmosphere out there currently is truly awful. It is indeed going to take a long, long time to recover from this but as soon as pubs and cafes re-open, this household will definitely be returning immediately to our regular haunts.

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