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Tempers fray as coronavirus
lockdown fatigue hits Italy and Spain

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 3/31/2020 12:08:39 PM

At the start of Italy’s national lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus, videos circulated online of entire streets singing together in solidarity from their balconies. A month into Europe’s first experiment in stringent social distancing, new footage suggests that goodwill is beginning to fade. “We don’t have any more money!” a man screamed at police stationed outside a closed bank in the southern city of Bari in a video posted online on Friday. According to regional media, he was unable to access his state benefit payments. “You should come to my house and see my kitchen, it’s completely empty

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Another couple weeks of this and there will mobs in the streets.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: sehall 3/31/2020 12:17:19 PM (No. 363983)
In my city there are already reports of people defying the guidelines -- taking the whole family out for a shopping trip, block parties and so on. I don't know how widespread it is because all of the people I know are following the guidelines. I have to because I live with and take care of my aged parents, both of whom are at high risk.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 3/31/2020 12:40:33 PM (No. 364023)
You can only lock Americans down for so long. Some of the sheep will cower in place longer than others. Eventually I guess people will start realizing reality isn't matching the hype.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: jc96 3/31/2020 1:06:36 PM (No. 364063)
I live northeast of Venice. Where we are has been relatively tranquil and our region has one of the most compliant population in so far as respecting the stay home rules. When this mess is over, the southern (poorer) areas of Italy will ignite a firestorm the likes of which Italy is not prepared for.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: bad-hair 3/31/2020 1:07:27 PM (No. 364066)
Reality matching hype or not this bug is contagious. My mother-in-law is 94. She's living in her family home by herself and slowing down but healthy. She can not be out buying groceries. If we have to go help out we will, but we will also … stay at a hotel in town .. observe hospital levels of cleanliness before we visit....thoroughly clean anything we bring into her house. The sheep who cower in place may be just thinking of somebody other than the holy THEMSELVES.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: LadyHen 3/31/2020 1:17:14 PM (No. 364077)
Our governor just locked us down for another two weeks after having been locked down by our mayor for the previous two weeks. Noone is going to be mentally healthy after this. And yet even with all this social isolation the CURVE is NOT FLATTENING. (hate that term) Our newest cases are in nursing homes. How on earth does locking us all down prevent that? In the end, we need to put in place logical steps to protect the vulnerable and send everyone else back to school and work. Before vaccines and antibiotics, flu seasons were no different. Life did not stop every flu season. My take is this thing thrives and spreads best in enclosed, recirculated air situations. Subways, trains, planes, ships, nursing homes. 95% of people either have mild to no symptoms. Life needs to go on.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 3/31/2020 1:54:50 PM (No. 364118)
"tempers fray"? You betcha. Closer than Spain or Italy, my temper is fraying at being under house arrest.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 3/31/2020 2:55:27 PM (No. 364172)
A friend forwarded an email from a friend of his, former USAF WSO in Vietnam, which included an email from a Spanish friend. The Spanish email was pretty unhappy and part of what he said was: "We are now Under a Social Communist government and things will get even worse in the days and months to come. Their level of incompetence is ridiculous and ideology prevails from common sense. Lots of people have probably died because of that. There will be time to ask for political responsibilities... we have 80 000 infected and 8000 dead. The daily rate of deaths is over 800. " They are very much staying home, only going out with "latex gloves, mask, cap and glasses" and when they return, disinfect everything that is in plastic, and car keys, credit card, etc. with bleach and water solution. He urged his friend to get latex gloves, masks, and disinfectant.....way too late, of course. When I was hospitalized 49 years ago for 3 months, I kinda felt a bit sorry for myself for a bit, until I realized that no matter how bad you think you have it, there are other people who have it worse. In Spain it is worse.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DVC 3/31/2020 9:59:35 PM (No. 364492)
...149 tested poitive for the virus and not respecting their quarantine. How nice of them. Not.
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