mThe point I’m trying to make is people aren’t just dropping dead by the millions like with Spanish flu and bubonic plague. Yet governments and media the world over portray it as if u get COVID, then that’s it; you WILL die and there’s nothing u can do about it when to those under 60 and with decent immune systems, this illness is not much different than normal flu. So y must the entire planet be shutdown forever over this? It’s probably be better at this point to just quarantine those most vulnerable to it And allow herd immunity to happen rather than force everyone into a borderline Orwellian society.
My fear is this sets a Very dangerous precedent to shut down everything every time a new virus emerges. In the past when an illness broke out people were told to take precautions Of course but never to this level where sports leagues shutdown entire seasons and where people are forced to wear masks and isolate (l hate the term social Distancing) .
And this won’t be the last outbreak either; these seem to happen every 10-15 years. But now it wouldn’t surprise me if the next pandemic results in even more strict lockdowns regardless of how deadly the disease is. I’m already predicting that when normal flu seasons starts in October that we go back to what we saw in March with shutdowns. Which is y I gotta ask; where does this stop? At what point has the solution become worse then the problem? At what point do we say we’ve done all we can and can only hope for the best going forward?
It's not like they'll do shutdowns forever. No clue how it is in the US (I've heard it's getting worse there again). But until we have a vaccine or cure we'll have to do shutdowns, albeit preferably on a more local level than entire nations. Cause if we don't, with a virus like this, people WILL die by the millions. Several models predict that without any shutdowns about 60% of the population of the average country would get infected at a rapid rate and of that 60% around 1% would die, which are huge numbers all counted together.
The prime purpose of "flattening the curve" isn't actually to prevent new cases, it's to stretch it out over a longer period of time so your healthcare facilities remain sustainable. If you do nothing it'll last shorter, but it'll go down in the history books like the bubonic plague and spanish flu did.
You're right about the media. Media love sensation and from what I've seen in the US they're more into sensation than information (not gonna say it's not the case here but it seems a bit worse over there). If you're an average young person without and chronic illnesses, you won't die, though the symptoms are worse than the flu and fatigue, loss of smell and loss of taste can last for months.
Is this just a flu? Not at all, it's much worse. Is the media hyping this up to apocalyptic proportions? They sure are.