Now we need to start thinking about the next phase (and keep a good eye on what governments are doing and stop some of them from grabbing totalitarian powers). There is a point at which extreme safety measures to shield against the virus will start to cause health problems themselves.
When people run out of food, lose jobs or even homes.
Poverty (deprivation) causes health problems too, though they are smeared out over a longer time period. There is some protection against that in the UK but not enough and not for everyone. Hard to realize.
(Not to mention that our world has to keep running.)
So it is important to find a healthy balance at some point and swing back toward the middle of the road.
Services will slowly have to start up again, in compromises, such as one day per week, maybe for one person or just a few people at a time.
Will start doing some thinking about that. Brian Earp tweeted about an article that may have some good ideas, but I haven’t read it yet as I wanted to track down some food for myself first. Succeeded! The first three tries backfired and made me feel a bit deflated, but then I ate something first, after which I headed in a different direction in town.
Taiwan currently makes a good case for why the loss of privacy can be a good thing.
It would have to go with transparency on the side of those who do the tracking and handle the data. It can’t be that only our own lives would have to be transparent.#futurism
— 👊 Angelina Souren (@littlesandgrain) March 24, 2020
Also, I just heard that some of the British changes made for people who are ill or disabled may be a very good thing to continue, but I have no good overview on what those changes are. (DWP accepting online learning and remote/working from home, which apparently it didn’t use to? Nope, was about this: https://rootedinrights.org/working-and-studying-at-home-shouldnt-be-pandemic-only-accommodations/)