I know that lots of people are not going to be happy about this but I think it is a necessary evil to try and control the virus from what I have heard. Better to try and stem it now than cause so much more loss and unhappiness in the longer term. English winters are not the best time to be dealing with viruses and potential long term infections. We are not now going away as planned as a result of this.
What does really pee me off though is the constant criticism by political parties against one another. This is a fight against an unknown quantity. There is no real right or wrong way and sometimes the waters have to be tested to see if perchance they could work. The focus should be on trying to do something no matter what and inquests can be held at a later time when everything is under control. The focus needs to be on the fight in hand.
Another practical thing that concern me though is that a lot of people are still going into shops without face masks, and shops are not confronting said offenders despite the majority of people complying and wearing masks. The Selfish few who have led to this next round of lockdown. A lot of the offenders are young adults who seem to think that they are pretty special. A shop I know has been doing this and not facing the offenders or refusing to serve them. I have found this particularly difficult to stomach especially in view of the fact that so many individuals and families have ended up losing loved ones as a result of this awful infection. I have questioned several people about it. It would appear that members of staff have had threats to kill them by members of the public and the company approach has been not to be "confrontational". They are apparently not the only shop that is doing this. This to me is going to lead to further problems in the longer run. Especially as many older people are staying in and only coming out when they have to. I am not using names or the name of the shop involved and have also been told by members of staff that the Local Police do not want to get involved either. So that in effect means that there is a law in place, but nobody is doing anything about enforcing it! Does not send through the right kind of message at the end of the day.
A lot (not all) of the younger people are kicking off about the controls in place and the restrictions involved. This is not only affecting them. I think that a lot of this stems from the fact that each generation of parents wants their child to do bigger and better than what they managed to achieve to make life easier for them. Because of that "molly coddling" a lot of the younger generation are flouting the rules on the basis that they have never come across this kind of situation before and they expect to have their own way no matter what. Only they count! Parents seem to want to please their children all the time and be friends with them. That, is not always possible.
We are all in this together and I think many of the general public have an expectation that if they are going along and complying with the rules and regulations restricting them then everyone else should also do the same and that offenders should be "called out" and made to toe the line not allowed to get away with it.
Would appreciate some feed back on this as I am starting to believe that I am turning into a right "fuddy duddy" by raising this, but what is happening is just not morally right. We need to get rid of this infection no matter what it takes to ensure that all of us come out the other side.
Your thoughts if you have any please.