Let’s get some perspective…
COVID-19 cases in the U.S. 330,000 approximately. Some states are already seeing a peek, possibly.
That number of cases represents 0.001% of our population that actually has the virus. Which then of course means that 326,700,000 of us DO NOT HAVE the virus, or 99.998% of the population is virus free. Even if 3,000,000 people get sick, which is a loooong way away, that is still only 1% of the U.S. population
Which then of course means that 99% of all Americans will be COVID-19 free.
What am I missing? 99% of us will not get sick 🤔? Can that be accurate? The death toll, as a percent of the total population is incredibly small. Something like 0.0000757 % (based on 25,000 deaths. Today we have 8500 deaths) such a small number for the amount of panic created. I don’t know what I’m missing?
You are probably going to say, “Well it’s very contagious and kills more people than regular flu.” Ok yes, but we are devastating our economy for at least a year to come (just a guess), forcing mass unemployment. We are increasing individual credit debt, which will take months if not years for most people to pay off, if ever. There is a 25% increase in domestic abuse incidents, increases in alcoholism (just a guess), increasing depression and anxiety by breeding fear which actually makes you sick too (stress, high blood pressure, cell death etc).
I guess the question for me is; “Is creating all of these other long term issues, which could possibly kill many more than will die from covid, worth the cost of slowing this disease?” We will not defeat COVID-19. Nature has a way of surviving and this virus will be with us forever. Yes a vaccine will be developed, and we will all claim success with the lockdown in June as new cases decline. But we will not realize that it was the quarantine that continues killing us long after the virus has been “contained”. The long term health and mental effects could last many years. Is saving less than 1% of Americans worth hurting the other 99%?
That’s an individual ethical question we can only answer for ourselves. However, sometimes in a field of crops the diseased plants must be removed or the whole field will die. Sometimes the few get sacrificed for the good of the all. Today we are saving the few, at the expense of the many. Only time will tell if this was a good decision.
Leave some comments. What do you think 🤔??
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