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Should the UK Use Drones to Disinfect Public Spaces?

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52109824

Not entirely sure why it isn’t being done, as it seems like a quick and relatively cheap way to clean the streets while it’s still quiet - I’ve seen footage of streets being cleansed in other countries, but I’ve yet to see anything done in my area (although I’m proud that my council are still collecting rubbish, as I know neighbouring boroughs have stopped doing regularly bin runs)

hspexy
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
Caz2
Caz22 months ago

I think this is a great idea! Might make things a bit safer afterwards when we are allowed out..it might make sure the ones nipping out every 5minutes, don't, as well🤔

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi2 months ago

yes, if we have drones

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
2 months ago

Yes we definitely do. Even the police used them to scout out remote areas for people not keeping to the current rules, like the dog walkers in the Peak District. But it’s about getting the right drone operators on board

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angemski
angemski2 months ago

It's certainly an interesting idea and would definitely keep the operators safe instead of being carried out manually. Who knows what measures will have to be taken to make certain areas safe in the near future?

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
2 months ago

They will definitely want to use them for security purposes

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 months ago

I can't think of a reason why this isn't a good idea. It sounds like the way forward as my biggest fear is venturing out when this is supposedly over. I wouldn't rule out a second wave if people suddenly all start cuddling and going out when lockdown is lifted. I believe the plagues in middle ages had second waves.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
2 months ago

Yes, you’re right. And most viruses mutate so it’s definitely about learning new protocols to keep the public safe. I’d prefer the drones carrying out such tasks as there’s no health risks to them

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry2 months ago

Worrying about the bins, what borough has reduced collections?

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hspexy
hspexy
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2 months ago

Mainly the one that have contracts with Veolia, as there was a pay dispute going on since the beginning of this year

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