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The readers' chatroom: Why are Britons the most afraid of coronavirus?

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2020欧洲杯网站We've suggested a few talking points, to get you started – but don't feel limited by our choices. Whatever stories have sparked your interest feel free to discuss them below. 

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Today's biggest talking point 

Britons are more scared of coronavirus than rest of the world

People in Britain are more scared of coronavirus than those in other countries because they care more about their fellow citizens, an international study has concluded. But should people who are low risk be encouraged to "get out and start living again" as one scientific advisor has suggested? Or is the public's fear of Covid-19, and their concern for others, justified? 

A few more stories that caught our eye today

Is this a life worth living –  or merely an existence?

Allison Pearson asked whether life was worth living if we're not allowed to live it in response to those that would be nervous to leave their homes, even after lockdown is eased,  and those that would rather the lockdown wasn't lifted at all. Are the current lockdown restrictions inhuman? Must we return to normal life sooner rather than later?

Coronavirus furlough scheme could be cut back as costs soar 

Taxpayer support for millions of furloughed workers could be cut amid fears over the scheme's rising cost, reports suggest. The scale of the scheme, combined with millions more claiming benefits, means that more than 27 million people are now funded by the taxpayer. Should the proportion of wages funded by the Treasury be cut from 80 per cent to 60 per cent?