Coronavirus: Modern society is ‘so afraid of death’ no one asks if lockdown measures to battle coronavirus are the right approach, says former Supreme Court judge

Modern society is ‘so afraid of death’ no one asks if lockdown measures to battle coronavirus are the right approach, says former Supreme Court judge [LINK].

Writing in The Sunday Times Lord Sumption, 71, a former judge turned author and medieval historian, stated that the strict governmental measures will bring ‘even greater misfortunes of a different kind’.

He wrote: ‘We have acquired an irrational horror of death. Today death is the great obscenity, inevitable but somehow unnatural. In the midst of life, our ancestors lived with death, an everpresent fact that they understood and accommodated.’

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