I still appreciate that at this point there isn't another sensible option but to keep the lockdown (though that should include airports and public transport and the military !), but that doesn't make the case outlined above any less real. That is to say, it's not an argument to stop isolation, more of understanding that either way a lot of people are going to die, and many are already suffering mentally from that isolation. The lucky ones are those with both their health and the people they love close by under the same roof. I don't think it's a bad thing to recognise that even in a truly benevolent society imposing self isolation can have some serious mental health knock on effects. There are no doubt also large numbers of the old, poor of health etc who have no one to look out for them. I suspect many more will be found in their homes once this is all over.
Ive been attempting to check in by phone on the few such people I know (those with noone else and health/mental health issues), but there will be many more who just slip through the cracks, and give up. A potential 6 months could drive the mentally healthiest person mad without any social contact.
Anyway, enough said. Just worked in that industry long enough to know that there are potentially huge ramifications of isolation that haven't really been acknowledged even if they must be put to one side.