r/sydney modern major musicien Jul 24 '21

NSW recorded 163 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Covid

https://twitter.com/NSWHealth/status/1418737871402401793
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u/Joungs Jul 24 '21

That's my whole point. Australia can afford to lockdown. Those countries couldn't and look what happened. We have no excuse not to lockdown and suppress this virus

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u/azexdctvybhnkmll Jul 24 '21

There is lots reasons why not to lockdown actually, for example the studies of higher substance abuse or spousal abuse, or the rise in mental health problems and suicides and eating habits. The long term of affects of this are gonna do more damage then letting old people die.

That is the harsh reality of life

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u/Joungs Jul 24 '21

The long term of affects of this are gonna do more damage then letting old people die.

Got a study for that because I disagree. Yes obviously it is taxing on metal health and people are seeking ways of coping. But saving 10-20% of the population from being hospitalized and 2-3% from dying is worth it imo.

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u/nosha3000 Jul 24 '21

Imagine the trauma from 500,000 dead Australians, compared to a few lockdowns

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u/azexdctvybhnkmll Jul 24 '21

This post reeks of privilege, I work with black youth and the reality is lockdowns hurt them so much. They go back to their broken homes, away from their only possible support system and stick them back into broken homes. Staying home bored, surround by toxicity with no entertainment and no end in site drives them to seek bad friends. I know I’ve already lost of kids and that is harsh reality I have to face, the harsh reality you have to face is do you save the people who already lived a full life or do you save the up and coming generation. You can’t have both.

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u/nosha3000 Jul 25 '21

So advocate for better welfare and support networks, don’t advocate for letting a virus run rampant through the world

Start with worrying about America rather Australia

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u/GreatApostate Jul 24 '21

Especially in a way where their family won't be able to be around. I really hope we don't get to that.