The goal of flattening the curve was to avoid overwhelming the health system. If we’re now shifting the argument to “buying time” so we can develop a vaccine, let’s just say it, and be given some prospective timelines.
Are we looking to simply “buy time” while re-opening the economy to the best of our ability? Are we going for herd immunity like Sweden? Two different things. Those strategies actually look similar for those who have pre-existing conditions or who are 60+: stay home as much as you can until something changes. But the strategies begin to diverge with regard to everyone else, those who are strong, healthy, and not afraid.
For many, wanting to end the lockdown is not about greed or being selfish. It’s survival. People can’t buy food or pay rent or mortgages. Small businesses are closing. Dentists and doctors are going into the red. If the real goal was the destruction of the American fabric, it’s working.
What will happen to general MDs, physical therapists, or home health aides? How many small dentists will survive. How about private schools? No restaurants or caterers. No hairdressers or nail technicians. No gyms. No summer camps or daycares.
“Re-opening the economy” isn’t just about making money. It’s also about avoiding unemployment, poverty, hunger, depression, domestic violence, and the dissolution of family life. A healthy economy is a social justice issue, a human life issue.
Trust the expert scientists they said. This lockdown is the most unscientific, medieval policy error perhaps in world history. Little or no data indicate it was effective, with the worst COVID deaths in the hardest locked down states. The costs are in the trillions, with massive health consequences ignored by modelers.
Millions of young workers that were once solidly middle class are reliant on government checks to feed their families.
Of course, now we find the code for projecting the pandemic is garbage – if it was a commercial release it would get sued. The climate “models” are probably even worse. If anything, this farce should release us from all such “models.”
Question authority, trust yourself.