Hi John! I don’t know here you are, but it’s certainly enforced here in Europe and rightly so, but in truth, the vast majority are willing and supportive. I’d argue we’ve seen the very best of humans over the last few weeks, I find it encouraging. And there’s no doubt the strategy, as simple as it is, is working.
Of course, you only need a few muppets to break the rules and you end up causing bigger problems for everyone. Look, for example, at the daft protests in the US recently, the only country to really try and buck the trend and currently succeeding in being number one in the virus infection charts. Coincidence? I would suggest not! The US now has more deaths than Italy and Spain combined and rising faster than all other countries globally. We can only hope they get their act together over there.
But this emphasizes the fact that this could never work voluntarily. Most of us don’t care enough about where we live (and probably won’t until it’s too late) to do anything voluntarily. It would have to be enforced with significant penalties for those breaking the rules.
Of course, this is all hypothetical so it doesn’t really warrant a debate at this stage. It’s not enough to know that a certain action would solve a problem, often money and personal agendas stop it from happening anyway!
I just like to think sometimes how great it would be if we did all pull together form time to time. There’s so much we can achieve when we do!
Thanks for reading and commenting!