Continue the lockdowns and restrictions after the pandemic?

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Glacier
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Continue the lockdowns and restrictions after the pandemic?

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One German MP says we should so that we fight the CO2 virus.

https://www.climatedepot.com/2020/12/29 ... ainst-co2/
The worst part about a 7 day lockdown is the first 4 months.
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Re: Continue the lockdowns and restrictions after the pandem

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Great News!

Do they want to take all my investments and savings too?
How about take my children and pets as well while they are at it?

This isn’t slowing down... the restrictions are only getting worse and more ridiculous.

It has gone from flattening the curve to demolishing our lives.
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Meh, he's SPD, they've been trying that for the last half century.
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Greta wouldn't protest.
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“All hail the lockdown!”

Series.

http://interactive.aljazeera.com/aje/20 ... index.html

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Outside reactions to Karl Lauterbach’s proposal in the opening post.



(RT is funded in whole or in part by the Russian Government)

Although RT also points out.
Lauterbach admitted he was rather skeptical about whether his dream future, in which humanity would beat climate change through the sacrifice of freedoms, would ever be achieved. “My experience of combating the coronavirus pandemic has unfortunately made me extremely pessimistic about whether we will be able to successfully stop climate change in time,” he admitted.
http://www.rt.com/news/510943-germany-c ... te-change/
And here are the issues as similarly covered in the series of "All Hail" videos I posted above.
We need to act boldly now if we are to avoid economy-wide lockdowns to halt climate change

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/we-nee ... 1600879250

Three interconnected crises

COVID-19 is itself a consequence of environmental degradation: one recent study dubbed it “the disease of the Anthropocene.” Moreover, climate change will exacerbate the social and economic problems highlighted by the pandemic. These include governments’ diminishing capacity to address public-health crises, the private sector’s limited ability to withstand sustained economic disruption, and pervasive social inequality.

These shortcomings reflect the distorted values underlying our priorities. For example, we demand the most from “essential workers” (including nurses, supermarket workers, and delivery drivers) while paying them the least. Without fundamental change, climate change will worsen such problems.

The climate crisis is also a public-health crisis. Global warming will cause drinking water to degrade and enable pollution-linked respiratory diseases to thrive. According to some projections, 3.5 billion people globally will live in unbearable heat by 2070.

Addressing this triple crisis requires reorienting corporate governance, finance, policy, and energy systems toward a green economic transformation. To achieve this, three obstacles must be removed: business that is shareholder-driven instead of stakeholder-driven, finance that is used in inadequate and inappropriate ways, and government that is based on outdated economic thinking and faulty assumptions.

Corporate governance must now reflect stakeholders’ needs instead of shareholders’ whims. Building an inclusive, sustainable economy depends on productive cooperation among the public and private sectors and civil society. This means firms need to listen to trade unions and workers’ collectives, community groups, consumer advocates, and others.

Likewise, government assistance to business must be less about subsidies, guarantees, and bailouts, and more about building partnerships. This means attaching strict conditions to any corporate bailouts to ensure that taxpayer money is put to productive use and generates long-term public value, not short-term private profits.

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