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So one of the stories of the day on twitter seems to basically be lining up pro and anti lockdown types against each other.
A landlord is being hailed a hero/covid denier for opposing lockdown, a doctor is being hailed righteous/a hypocrite because his income hasn't been harmed.
As I said before, I think we're in a position where a smooth return to normal simply isn't possible. We didn't get a handle on the situation early enough, because of that our lockdowns are being delayed and extended.
What this means is that the psychological and economic effects of lockdown are exacerbated. It's understandable that people are starting to reach this limit.
I don't know if I'd go so far as to say this was intentional, but it's awfully convenient for a government that has tried to push 'back to work' as early and often as possible.
And it's not like there weren't ways for the gov to prop up workers by creating government jobs to help deal with the pandemic, but I guess they were busy making private tenders.
It's a complicated issue, all I'm trying to say is that centering this narrative allows the government to get off the hook when it cines to discussing mismanagement.
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