Going Against Science
Whenever I turn on the news, I am hearing that the PM's decision to ease lockdown restrictions goes against the advice of the PM's chief scientific advisors. This makes me very anxious. According to the news, the Government believes that giving people a little freedom to meet their family and friends will protect mental health and make it less likely that people will break the lockdown rules. Yet chief scientists are stating that it is far too soon to be easing the restrictions. What are people's thoughts and feelings on this? It makes me very uneasy and untrusting.
I think that these leaders are doing what they think and want, rather than what they should. In most cases, bending the rules turns out fine for them and has forgiven so why would they stop now?
Social science is an additional factor in this modulation of human behavior.