Post by Euripides
90% is unlikely to be achieved without overt coercion, that would be a
Coercion/threating people will not achieve the 90%. All it will do is to set
up a us and them situation with the media stirring it up to higher levels.
One only has to look to the USA to see where it is possible to end up.
So if we take a big step back. It is clear that we have to get somewhere as
close as we can to the old normal. Border open and jet planes buzzing hither
and yond. People getting drunk in groups, other doing social drinking and
social groups of people meetings and having a good time.
So how do we get there? I agree with Sir John's points that we need a plan.
Overall, the Government sets a date for vaccinations to be completed by.
Lets say 1 January 2022, the new year. This assumes that the 60,000 day can
Encourage people to get vaccinated. Ensure all have the oppotunity to get
Set out the stages of opening up, along with the dates. Assumes that deaths
do not hit a rate of 7000 per year say.
Then lets do this.
Post by Euripides
Already we have been "told" what to do by the public servants we
elected. It looks like they have forgotten who they work for.
It is time to take stock and set some dates, stick to them and accept
that this disease is not going away and is not as dangerous as we have
been told. Government by fear.
Government by lack of adoption to things changing. A case of this plan
worked so we will use it, not realising that the world has changed, things
Sir John's example of Apollo 13 is not that good as NASA never thought that
the stirring of the O2 tank could cause an explosion. Something had to be
done quickly. Covid gives alot more time to think things through and there
are examples from the rest of the world. Apollo 13 was alone. Nevertheless
the question of what does this Government plan to to, and when remains?
We are reaching a stage of everything drifting. The Governemt needs to get a
plan, tell it to the people before too many lose faith in the Government.