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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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