UK Coronavirus Deaths Top 2,000 as 1 in 8 Selfish Residents Ignore Lockdown

Despite the massive global damage, 1 in 8 Britons aren’t taking anti-Coronavirus measures seriously and that is a huge problem. They will be at fault if the lockdown lasts another six months.


UK residents need to do a better job at self-isolating. | Image: Johannes EISELE / AFP

  • A recent poll found that 1 in 8 people in Britain are ignoring the Coronavirus lockdown.
  • These people are still going out and interacting with people from other households.
  • These are the people that will make the 6-month-long lockdown necessary.

We’re only going to get through this coronavirus pandemic by working together. Some people haven’t gotten the message.

A recent survey from OnePoll reveals that 27% of Brits are still not self-isolating. Over half of that 27% gave their reasons for not isolating as ‘other.’ A third identified as essential workers. That means that 1 of 8 people are just flat out refusing to comply with the lockdown.

It’s no wonder we’re looking at a 6-month lockdown.

Coronavirus - Curve Diagram
The graph indicates the impact self-isolation can have on the spread of the virus. | Source: Twitter

Coronavirus Won’t Go Away If We Don’t Take This Seriously

Flattening the curve has become a popular beacon of hope during the coronavirus pandemic. It refers to a graph that shows the level of infection against the preparedness of a country’s health care system.

It’s that 1 in 8 people who are going to stop us flattening the curve. Those same folks who are talking about it ‘just being the flu,’ or saying it’s a government conspiracy to control you, are going to be the ones that extend the lockdown for another six months.

Seriously, Stay at Home

Yes, the coronavirus pandemic is a real and severe threat. No, it is not like the flu. You need to stay home as much as possible, wash your hands, and for the love of god, do not hold or attend large meet-ups.

Thousands of people are dying from this plague. By failing to take it seriously, you are doing those people a massive disservice. There are people literally giving up treatment to try and save others.

You can clap for the NHS all you want. But, until you start taking the threat of coronavirus seriously, you might as well not bother. You’re doing more harm then you are good.

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Last modified: September 25, 2020 8:41 PM
William Worrall is a professional writer based out of the UK who has been writing about video and tabletop games for over a decade and has covered industry events such as EGX and UKGE. Contact him at [email protected], see his LinkedIn profile here.
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