"Also madbomber, death rates for the young have risen,so your excuse to throw the older under the bus Is getting weaker all the time."
The flu has never respected age limits...in fact it's usually a more equal opportunity to killer in terms of demographics. But how many times have you had the flu? It doesn't seem to have ever killed you. It's never killed me.
I wish you could see a common good here, as it is you come across as scared and entitled,even if others must die for your "freedom to go out".
That's actually a very interesting statement. I actually view much of this panic as being the result of fear. I'm a military aviator by trade, and have spent the past five years doing plans. When I look at this, my first question is how do we minimize damage (or maximize benefit-same thing from a different perspective), while minimizing risk. It's called finding the bend in the knee. Current policy appears to be minimizing risk without consideration of the collateral damage that is causing or could cause. That's what I hear YOU saying. To me, this is common sense. It doesn't matter if I do, or you die, or 600,000 thousand of us die, if it prevents the country from devolving into a failed state. I care more about the survival of my family, and them being able to go on to live happy prosperous lives than I do my own survival. And your family as well. It's kinda why I joined the military in the first place.
But as I said, there's a compromise that people don't seem to be talking about-a quarantine of those who are at high risk of infection, allowing the rest of the population to go about their business. Because statistically, the odds of me getting the disease are relatively unknown. If I did get it, 90% chance that I wouldn't even know it or show mild symptoms. There is a .4% chance that I would die from it. 1/250. I'll take those odds any day of the week.
It's a few months at most. Not forever.
I hope you're right. I was listening to Smerconish the other day...he had a professor call in. This guy said that the economic impact shouldn't even be under consideration. The entire goal should be to get the mortality rate as close to zero as possible. I have to imagine that he was getting a check from someone regardless of whether he worked or not.