^We simply cannot. Even for a month the economy will be in recession, what more in 6-12 months. While we as a nation value the undeniable right to life we must take into account the future of our generations and the life that they will live in. That many say there must be a balance would in the long run be untenable. How can a nation sustain its economic viability in the face of this pandemic lockdown by utilizing all its resources to defeat it? Maybe it can but for how long can we endure, how long can the working class endure, how long can the economy endure? Which brings us to the question: which is paramount then, the continued health and safety of the people or the need to open and free the economy from the lockdown to be able to sustain us again?