Thursday, April 30, 2020

Yanks going nuts with lockdown

Extracts from finance-twitter:

Economy and unemployment are the two biggest reasons countries in the European Union have no choice but to gradually lift the lockdown. [...]

Similarly, economy and unemployment are the biggest reason why U.S. President Donald Trump is furious about the Coronavirus pandemic. With 6 months left before the 2020 Presidential Election, Trump and the White House have little options but to put all the blame on China. It’s easier to blame the Chinese than to defend Trump’s late response to the outbreak.

But there’s another reason why the U.S., despite leading the chart in both the number of Coronavirus cases and death toll, has also begun lifting the lockdown orders. While it’s true that Asia has controlled the virus more effectively than the U.S. and Europe because by default the Asians are more obedient, it’s a different story with the Western countries, especially the Americans.

[kaytee note: not just obedient but far MORE disciplined]

Americans are growing more and more impatient with the lockdown. As the champion of democracy and human rights, most Americans don’t like to be caged and told to stay at home. Having lived a life of freedom, it’s only natural that most of the people in this nation are not able to bear the life of a lockdown much longer. They missed very much going out for a movie or patronizing a restaurant.

In a 20-minute survey done by Kelton Global from April 3-6, a whopping 72% of 1,895 U.S. citizens over the age of 18 said they would most likely reach a “breaking point” by mid-June. Yes, they would snap if the “stay at home” orders are not lifted by then. And if the lockdown lasts more than 6 months, 100% of the respondents said they would basically go nuts.

In fact, when the survey was first carried out, 16% said they had already hit their breaking point. Interestingly, of those who admitted they had snapped, 20% were women while 12% were men. The study also found that 50% of the women believed they will reach the emotional break-down within 4 weeks and 76% said they would in 2 months.

In the same breath, the research discovered that Generation-Z were more susceptible to emotional meltdown – 35% of those of those aged 18-24 as compared to 22% among those aged 45 and above. It also exposed the issue of financial security – 39% polled said the lockdown has caused financial difficulties while only 17% said they were financially comfortable.

However, at the same time, a huge majority (69%) of Americans feel “extremely worried” about flying on an airplane again or taking a cruise (76%). Similarly, 62% of the people were concerned about going to a restaurant and 58% were troubled about using a ride-sharing service such as Grab. More than half (53%) feel equally worried about going to hospital if they suffer a medical emergency.

As Covid-19 continues to affect and transform the Americans way of life, Dr. Martin Eichholz, Kelton Global’s Chief Insights Officer, said – “Our findings highlight the increasingly serious implications of stay-at-home orders, and puts some urgency on the actions of politicians and organizations who try to manage the COVID-19 fallout.”

But what is driving the majority of the Americans to such a melting point? The top factors included loneliness, constant anxiety, and frequent arguments with one’s spouse or family members and extreme worry over activities like visiting the grocery store. Many believe that the country – even the world – may never return to “normal” again.


  1. Australia is actually very similar society to USA, with differences arising from its British history.

    Why is Khat-emoc hanging out in a Liberal democracy, reaping the fruits from the opportunities provided by a Free open Economic system and democratic society ?

    His writings sneer at such societies at every turn, but he certainly enjoys the fruits.

    I know many Americans and Aussies abhor their country and its systems,but they don't have a choice but Khat-emoc is obviously in Ozland by choice.
    What gives?

  2. asian discipline is referring to japs korean twnese hker, the proper discription for mainlander is impotent. msia chinese is of course divided into 2, my type the former n ccp lover the latter. aussie chinese i dun know, i guess is perhaps castrate.

    1. Wakakakaka…

      No need to bring in the Jap & Korean lah. They have their own interpretations about Asian discipline.

      Deep down it's still 儒家思想.

      Those 台毒 morons & HK 废青 are all in for blur demoNcratic farts as propagated by the Yankee Doodle! There isn't ANY Asian discipline as seen in those HK riots & 台毒水炮 propaganda - only kowtowing to anglophile mastery via imported western doctrines.


      Right word for those mfers, indeed!

      Nonchinese? Mmmmp…… what Asian discipline? He isn't even understand where Asia is!

    2. Bat lover going batshit crazy in his obsession, hehehe