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New research in from the department of the bleeding obvious

June 26th, 2020 · Posted by Skuds in Life · No Comments · Life

I see the department of the bleeding obvious have been at it again, according to this story in today’s Times.

It is a study about people’s attitudes to the lockdown. Apparently people with smaller cramped homes are less happy about being confined to their home than people with more space. Also people without mental health conditions have enjoyed being isolated more than people with mental health conditions have.

I was surprised to see that middle-aged people with children have enjoyed the lockdown most, but perhaps the rest of the population like children more than I do, which wouldn’t be hard.

The results say that 26 per cent of people will miss being locked down more than they would not miss it, with a further 5 per cent who would miss it very much. Elsewhere it says that about 20 per cent of people said they were drinking more than normal. I do wonder how much of an over lap there is on those sections.

Mind you, these things are relative. During three months of lockdown I had a tin of fruit cider. If I had drunk one tin per month I would probably call that drinking more than is normal for me, but still far from excessive. Given that a lot of people who drink seem to drink what I would consider too much, if they are now drinking more than normal it has to be a bit of a concern

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