You sound like just the kind of patriot we need to make the ultimate sacrifice for the Trump economy. I say all like minded patriots should join together and become maga martyrs for the cause.Before the COViD 19 virus had been we losing 50,000 a year to flu bugs already , should we have shut down the economy before this?
yeah. the percentage of people who are born who will die is 100%. there is no 100% safe anything. so knowing rates is crucial to those of us who try to think, and not just react. you might want to stay in isolation, freeze the economy, put millions of average Americans in dire economic straights by believing it is too dangerous for people to work, even if they do maintain 6' distancing and clean hands or gloves and stop almost any chance of being infected because 4 people out of a thousand might die, but then why allow anyone to drive a car, or walk across a street or go outside when it is raining so you cannot get hit by lightning?So there is a percent of deaths that is ok?
We have a medical system that can treat the rate of serious flu problems that come in. The seriously ill flu victim can get a hospital bed to help give them a chance at recovery.We could have fewer flu deaths with general quarantine, so we should do this forever?
Speaking of sacrificing OLD people..........is Trump willing to die for his country? For the benefit of the young and healthy? For the benefit of the Republican Party and Christian zealots?https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/24/i-regret-that-i-have-one-grandparent-give-my-country/
From time to time there are statements that some military actions (e.g. Iraq, etc) are motivated by corporate money => oil.
Speaking hypothetically, if such statements were true that would be morally repugnant. Our fighting men and women do not enlist / commission and risk their lives and die so that some companies can profit.
I urge people to consider the parallel where we are asking our elderly who did not volunteer to risk their lives for other people's money. Instead of protecting our sick and dying, some are asking that we should make the problem worse. And those who are speaking out the loudest (Beck, LT Gov of Texas, etc) are asking this from a privileged position of being able to throw millions into their healthcare if they get sick ...
... while the elderly they think we should risk would typically be covered by Medicare / Medicaid or other services.
While I personally think there could be a discussion for balance in our approach, asking people to die just because people are suffering economically is downright disgusting. Worse, we would not be in this mess if Trump weren't such an unmitigated boil on the face of rationality and he idiotically squandered our optimal preparedness in favor of him fixating on how the disease might impact him politically.
It was the equivalent of having a strong home security system purchased and in place, but Trump just neglected to enable it because he was concerned that doing so would harm his image.
Oops---you forgot. The GOP is PRO-LIFE.ANYONE who deigns to even remotely suggest that saving this economy is worth the lives of a few of our elderly, lacks any respectable moral values. Yet they are the very people who most loudly parade around touting "moral values" and "family values" while being devoid of both.
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