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    I’ve heard some banter about the possibility of ever locking down again here in America. I see that China has locked down Shanghai for a month and people are literally going out of their minds. Would you willingly participate in a COVID lockdown again.
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    Yes
    26.67%
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    No
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    Maybe
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  • #2
    I did not lock down the first time, sooo....

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    • #3
      I voted MAYBE but lean toward NO.....depends on the situation within and without with my child care and my own family......

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      • Alwaysgreener
        Alwaysgreener commented
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        I agree with Annalee, I kept my daycare open the whole time but my husband was not allowed to go to work, he got caught up in so many overdue chores. Lol he has been falling behind again.

    • #4
      We didn’t lockdown the first time. Businesses were just closed & we had family members petrified of the virus.

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      • #5
        Nobody here in the USA was ever "LOCKED DOWN" Some stuff was closed and we were encouraged to stay home but never was anyone locked down.
        I hate the dramatic terminology

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        • Michael
          Michael commented
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          I don’t know what state you live in. When no one was driving on the freeways of Los Angeles, we were locked down. I'm not doing that again unless its Ebola. Dramatic enough for you?

        • Blackcat31
          Blackcat31 commented
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          I think it was more a case of people not following lockdown orders. My cousin sent this to me very early on in the pandemic....

          "Do not underestimate the distance the police will go to ensure adherence to Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio’s orders. Although in the relatively early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City, NYPD officers visited 1,647 grocery stores and pharmacies, and 5,559 bars, restaurants and clubs in a single day to ensure that all of these businesses were in compliance. In that same day, 4,111 of those bars, restaurants and clubs were shut down, and two people were charged in connection with one of those clubs in Queens. In addition, another person was charged in the Bronx for failure to comply with the various directives."

          I'd say that qualifies as a lockdown and a loss of liberty since many of these businesses simply wanted to survive and provide an income for the owners/staff.
          I can't say for sure but from my understanding New York was one of the strictest states in regards to lockdown orders.

      • #6
        There was a time here that if you were on the road to 'work', you needed a note to be out. I printed copies for family members in 'home health' in case they were stopped and checked about why they were out as they were considered essential!

        I closed daycare 5 times for 2 weeks at a time. I am in hopes my vaccination cures this issue. I have had children have to quarantine due to a child in my care having covid since my vaccination.

        To say " I AM OVER IT" is mild within the way I feel but I can't say I would NOT do it again which is why I voted MAYBE.

        My bro's company he works at made everyone come back in Monday, April 4. The higher-ups 'mandated' each person come in at least 2-3 times a week. My bro hasn't went in since....neither has two other family members that work there! The building is empty as no one else went in either. I don't think it's necessarily because of Covid but it is THE LIFE we live NOW!

        Life as we knew it, is forever changed.

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        • Michael
          Michael commented
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          The life we live is up to us and those we elect to improve or disrupt it. We can change our lives. Disease and viruses are nothing new.

        • Annalee
          Annalee commented
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          Michael, I agree to a certain extent, but I lost faith in politics with the presidential election; I am not talking 'morally' between candidates, I am talking what is best for our country! I just don't feel it can turn back around economically or any other way that was beneficial for the people! Just my opinion!

      • #7
        I can't imagine the US will lock down again, even to the extent that it did the first time around. I think it would have to be a pretty contagious/deadly variant to cause that to happen again. If it were to happen, though, I would absolutely be a willing participant in a lock down. One of the major reasons lock downs were put in place was because hospitals were being overwhelmed by the number of seriously ill and dying Covid patients. Health care providers were getting sick and dying and there weren't enough ER beds for patients with other health emergencies. To me, it was a no-brainer. I didn't want to get sick or die from Covid and I didn't want to add to the problems health care workers were already dealing with. I also didn't want to be responsible for bringing Covid to my family members if I could help it. I went out once a week to buy food and necessary supplies but otherwise stayed home. It wasn't a big deal to me because I understood and agreed with the intent of the lock downs so yeah...I'd do it again if I had to.

        From what little I've read, it sounds as though the lock down in China is way more severe than any lock down here in the US was. It sounds as though they can't leave their homes at all and face arrest if they do? From what I've also read, they can't go out to buy food; they have to order it online and that's becoming harder to do. If I had to live under those circumstances for months on end, I might feel ready to snap before long. Here, I could at least go out for walks and for fresh air and I could make quick shopping trips to the store for food and other things we needed so it was easier to do.

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        • Michael
          Michael commented
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          Oh yeah. China is a hell storm when it comes to liberty and personal freedoms. We should at least have the choice at some point to rationalize what is best. We have enough sources of information, whether you agree or not, to make a sound decision for ourself and family. Those that would install draconian measures at this point would be over reacting. I think NYC still imposing masks on young children is criminal.

      • #8
        No.
        I took responsibility for my own safety/health and still went about my life the best I could.
        I shopped stores that were open and lived as normally as possible.
        I cleaned, sanitized and social distanced.
        Kinda always did that but was more conscious of it overall.

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        • #9
          Michael, I am from upstate NY. Nobody was locked down. Yes, there was less traffic ect. But Nobody was forced to stay off the roads and in their homes. So, yes the term lock down is dramatic. United States doesn't have Martial law in place as far as I know.

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          • #10
            Originally posted by Valerie928 View Post
            Michael, I am from upstate NY. Nobody was locked down. Yes, there was less traffic ect. But Nobody was forced to stay off the roads and in their homes. So, yes the term lock down is dramatic. United States doesn't have Martial law in place as far as I know.
            Well, I was beginning to wonder what the word dramatic means to you. For me, It was dramatic that my mother was unable to get cancer treatment because she was locked down in her home and died never getting the treatment she needed. Dramatic, is when many of my friends lost their businesses because they could not open. Dramatic for me, is when my ex's 17 year old daughter hung herself because she was locked in her home unable to go to school and socialize as a normal teen should. I would like to know what locked down means to you (Martial law?) and why aren't these instances that were caused by a COVID lock down not dramatic? Maybe you really know of no one that experienced these kinds of tragedies?

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            • #11
              I think the lockdown did more harm than good.
              Too many people died alone and too many people were denied things necessary for life.
              We see it in COVID babies and suicide/addiction rates

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              • #12
                LOL, I called it a lockdown in early 2020 and my DH said I was being dramatic. LOL.

                I just did a search and Wikipedia says a lockdown is also called a stay-at-home order or shelter in place, which is what my state was calling it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockdown

                Merriam-Webster defines a lockdown as (2b). a temporary condition imposed by governmental authorities (as during the outbreak of an epidemic disease) in which people are required to stay in their homes and refrain from or limit activities outside the home involving public contact (such as dining out or attending large gatherings) https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lockdown

                LOL so I was right and it was a lockdown no matter how dramatic it sounds. But then again, that is why they (the government) used the terms, stay-at-home order and shelter in place, to prevent the panic that the term lockdown may have caused.

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                • #13
                  Originally posted by Michael View Post

                  Well, I was beginning to wonder what the word dramatic means to you. For me, It was dramatic that my mother was unable to get cancer treatment because she was locked down in her home and died never getting the treatment she needed. Dramatic, is when many of my friends lost their businesses because they could not open. Dramatic for me, is when my ex's 17 year old daughter hung herself because she was locked in her home unable to go to school and socialize as a normal teen should. I would like to know what locked down means to you (Martial law?) and why aren't these instances that were caused by a COVID lock down not dramatic? Maybe you really know of no one that experienced these kinds of tragedies?
                  I'm very sorry for the hardships you and your family and friends endured. My father contracted covid at the end of 2019 and he was on life support. He thankfully pulled through. Our friend lost his mother, then 2 weeks later his father from covid. My aunt is on oxygen since having covid over a year ago. Yes there have been a lot of terrible things that happened because of covid.
                  My view however on the term lock down remains.

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                  • #14
                    I never closed a day during COVID and never caught it . Only 2 of my daycare kids had it and they were twins from the same household who was in Kindergarten full time and came to me after 3 pm but this was the beginning of their first year of school. I decided not to mix school age with my small ones because the schools were just all over the place when it came to testing and I just couldnt risk it. I did fairly well during lockdown as far as enrollment and extra funds . Now if they restrict daycares this time then that's a whole different scenerio. As long as the Government city state and national then people should be ok

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