Tuesday June 2, 2020

We are doing the right thing, but must trust our leaders are too

The surrender of our civil and personal freedoms has been done willingly to fight the global pandemic but when this nightmare is over, will all of us get all our liberties back?

5th April, 2020
Lockdowns are accepted on the basis that they will end the pandemic. Picture: Getty

As last week drew to a close, some 2.5 billion people – roughly a third of the world’s population – had been ordered to stay in their homes by their governments. This lockdown, unprecedented in the lifetimes of most of us, is of indefinite length: nobody, including the prime ministers and presidents who commanded it, has any idea when it will be lifted.

This extraordinary state of affairs exists because staying at home is...

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