I've heard comments today around @IndependentSage being "pro harsh restrictions" To me, this is like criticising firefighters 4 favouring high pressure hoses for a building fire Of course, reality is that firefighters spend more time pushing smoke alarms & sprinklers...

Jan 23, 2022 Β· 6:05 PM UTC

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Those who don't take the time to examine what you're saying - or conflate any reaction to the virus as "full lockdown" - no one has the time or the crayons to bother, I suspect.
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This, I am so very tired of the hyperbole and extremes. Why does it always have to be all or nothing with some people? πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ
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I understand the intent, but recommending immediate prohibition of any indoor mixing of households (both hospitality & at home) for the period 15-24 Dec *is* advocating restrictions. There's no way to use timing (& intent to defer a bigger issue) in defence as "not restrictions".
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I think you missed the point old chap, that's the hose, the building was on fire... Timing has absolutely everything to do with an exponentially growing outbreak.
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Would be very helpful if independent SAGE include information about Early at home treatment. It's 4 months since booster with many breakthrough infections. Except for a brief sense of security between booster and Omicron we are shielding again.
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The problem is people conflate wearing a mask with a lockdown in terms of restrictions. IndySage have never asked for a lockdown (except for a circuit breaker when this are to out of control for anything else). But wearing masks and little things actually prevent lockdowns.
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I’d call masks mitigations - definitely not restrictions.
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Such comments about independent SAGE are lazy thinking or perhaps a deliberate attempt at disinformation.
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"We are not pro harsh restrictions!" cry the people who keep demanding harsh restrictions