Short one today.
That question was asked in another forum.
So, why? Well, it’s pretty straightforward.
- Because rising unemployment kills people.
- Because food shortages (which we will have) and outright famine (which, if we don’t have here, other people will because the food we normally export we’ll be keeping to make up the shortages here) kill people.
- Because delaying other medical testing and treatment in fear of “the Rona” will kill people.
- Because people going violently “stir crazy” by being cooped up at home and not able to engage in their normal activities kills people.
Because the quarantine kills people too. It is only once you acknowledge that and take a cold hard look at the actual numbers on both sides can you even begin to chart a best course that preserves the lives and the quality of life of the American people. It would help if they would also take a realistic view of what the actual threat is posed by COVID19 instead of using “models” that exaggerate and inflate the effects of COVID19 (which the author of said models had a history of doing). It would help if they didn’t attempt to treat every place as though it were New York City with its reliance on densely packed public transport (no better way to spread disease). It would help if they’d base recommendations on realistic of the transmitability and threat of COVID19 and not use it as an excuse for instituting a wish-list of controls on the American People.
Instead we get people attempting to instigate a stampede: and just like the Plains Indians used to stampede bison off of cliffs, the folk instigating a stampede never do it for the benefit of the ones being stampeded.
The cliff awaits us. I, for one, would like to get out of the stampede before we reach it. How about you?