If Covid-19 infects people for an average of 21 days, why are we potentially looking at a 6 month UK lockdown?
If we are all self isolating, the chances of reinfection are unlikely if everyone is taking precautionary measures.
- 2 months ago
Here in the U.S.A., our lockdown is stupid. they suggest 14 days. Yet we are not really locked down. So every day we expose our selves in public starts another 14 days. Then another 14 days, then another, and on and on. I would rather get sick with this virus and deal with it than keep putting up with this merry go round.
- MercuryLv 72 months ago
A lot of people are breaking the lock down.
- Rona LachatLv 72 months ago
IF see that word IF
IF A then B
the problem is there is not 100% compliance. Mistakes accidents a torn protective suit happen.
average of means what exactly. Some are faster some are slower.
You need to keep restarting your countdown each time the last person was infected.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Do you imagine that lockdown is completely reliable amongst druggies and criminals? The so-called herd immunity will still be needed.
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- CliveLv 72 months ago
What does this have to do with travel?
- ZirpLv 72 months ago
Unlikely doesn't mean it won't happen. The point of the lockdown is to slow down the spread of the virus so it doesn't knock out essential services and overwhelms the healthcare. If you are lucky, it will take several months for enough people to acquire immunity. If too many people disregard the lockdown, You will lose a lot of lives in the next month
- MaxiLv 72 months ago
People don't get infected on the same day and have the same incubation or infection period... if one person is infected goes out and spreads that infection the exposure and symptom onset windows can be 5 -15 days before the next batch of people even realise they are infected and in that time they have exposed dozens of new people to the virus
- A Yahoo UserLv 72 months ago
it doesn't instantly infect the entire population.
The disease spreads over time
and the possibility exists
that it will continue to spread
(people will continue to get infected)
- TavyLv 72 months ago
One person infects number 2 who takes over a week to show symptoms. That person infects at least 2 more, then that person affects 4 more and so on. This goes on for weeks, this is how it spreads.
- Ding DongLv 62 months ago
There isn't an end date, the review is in a couple of weeks but that's only looking at it, if the deaths are still going up Boris won't change it.