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    billpuntonsghost
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    “COVID’s other casualties -Reuters.” Interesting article.

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    Is the cure worse than the disease?
    More and more this question is being asked in the media.

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    in my opinion yes, in other footy posts i have said this.

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    If you’re going to be arguing this you need to be prepared to argue why increased deaths resulting from this is acceptable. You might be ok with dying for the sake of being able to go to the shops or the pub, but that doesn’t mean that you should be able to infect others who do not want to die. Your right to be selfish doesn’t supersede others’ right to life.

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    #175162

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    A lot of people’s bloody-minded-attitude is down to a feeble mind IMO,I just prefer to call them dickheads. Selfishness breeds trouble eventually and if people go down that route then that’s what is coming.

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    IMO poverty after covid will kill more, Bangladesh are reeling with the lack of clothing work, they don’t have furlough there they rely on the likes of us to live,and it will probably will be same in this country when the unemployment kicks in (mental illness, suicide social unrest) so if my attitude make me a dickhead so be it.

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    Your concerns about economic downturns bringing death are valid. However, I’d argue that this shouldn’t dismiss the risk of death from this virus.

    The impacts from a subsequent economic downturn have far more variables and the impact is far less certain than what we have if we were to not act against coronavirus. Things like suicide rate have a lot less certainty to them than the rate of death from coronavirus. So, we cannot blame the government for prioritising safety from coronavirus here, and as such, are doing the right thing.

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    Sweden seem to have a better strategy in my opinion.

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    When comparing countries it’s important to bare in mind differences in population density. Sweden is far less dense in population than the UK, so the risk of spread is less. More flexible methods may work in one country, but not another.

    However, it’s not all rosy for the country: https://time.com/5817412/sweden-coronavirus/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_term=world_covid-19&linkId=86230469

    I do not pretend to be an expert, they may end up being right, but I don’t see why they’ll fare differently than everywhere else in terms of how to deal with this. The UK abandoned this sort of thinking when it came clear that it would lead to more infections and death, Swedes are not a different species, so they too will likely face issues from this.

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    at the end of the day the rich will be ok they might not be as rich as they was but they will still be rich,they wont have to worry were the next £1 is coming from, you are the dickhead ironawe IMO, think about your fellow man your supposed to be a socialist, key word being supposed.

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    Your lack of knowledge about posters on this forum is more apparent with your every post about them, go and lie down for a bit there’s a good boy.

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    Awaywego
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    Oh really 😁

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    at the end of the day the rich will be ok they might not be as rich as they was but they will still be rich,they wont have to worry were the next £1 is coming from, you are the dickhead ironawe IMO, think about your fellow man your supposed to be a socialist, key word being supposed.

    Many a true word spoken in jest, you are certainly right Awaywego.

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    That’s deep.

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    Iron-awe
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    That’s deep.

    Yes I’m sure they would be in deep if they ever met.

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