I don’t see how taking strong measures turns us into a totalitarian state. Surely we must just do everything in our power to control this virus and get back to some sort of normality. I mean, a while ago it was assumed the British public wouldn’t wear masks.
MayBee70, I totally agree. I think it's the only way forward to enable us all to get back to some kind of normality.
I do, however, also appreciate what MOnica says, that Asian countries are more likely to be more compliant than Western countries, when faced with lockdowns, and stricter rules. However, most of us must surely agree that the lax rules/restrictions, which many governments have imposed upon their citizens, are simply not working!
Frankly, I for one would welcome stricter rules/restrictions, because I'm sick and tired of people interpreting things to suit themselves (or are they really so stupid that they don't understand them?!), and rules not being properly enforced. The longer people carry on like this, the longer we're all going to have to put up with this awful situation, and many more of us are going to lose our loved ones!
The statistics speak for themselves ...
Thailand - Population 69.63M - 10,991K cases/67 deaths
Vietnam - Population 96.46M - 1521K cases/35 deaths
UK - Population 66.65M - 3.21M cases/84.767K deaths!!!
So, should we have stricter coronavirus lockdown measures such as those enforced in Asian countries? Absolutely, yes!