Virus death rate is .5 precent

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  1. Pycckia

    Pycckia Well-Known Member

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    Of course the infection rate is rising. It will rise whenever you lift the lockdown whether now or a year from now. You are just delaying the inevitable and destroying the economy in the meantime.

    Brilliant strategy.
     
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    Fair enough...but the question is "How much"?

    You don't seem to care
     
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    It will rise until there is herd immunity whether or not there is a lockdown. It is not a matter of caring.
     
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    The notion isn't whether it will rise, but the rate at which it will rise. That's the entire point of flattening the curve.
     
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    Precisely. The lock down isn't saving lives, it is just spacing the deaths out. It is a legitimate question as to how much economic damage and emotional damage we should suffer to space the deaths out. Miles long automotive bread lines is not good.
     
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    You're not telling trump to open most of the nation are you?

    Liberals as in leftists? They LOVE tyranny if it is tyranny in defiance of Trump.
     
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    Disagree. Flattening the curve spaces out the infections, but it doesn't stop the infections (assuming that the vaccine is not delivered in an exceptionally quick fashion).

    But flattening the curve does save lives. It saves lives by giving the hospital infrastructure the ability pace itself and handle the infections on top of the other emergencies that keep happening. If the hospitals get overwhelmed, like it did in Italy, then the deaths will spike for that reason alone. Flattening the curve also saves lives because it gives researchers and medical experts more time to research and develop potential antivirals that are more effective at preventing infections from turning into death.
     
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    It's akin to a kid not wanting to take the disgusting medicine that tastes awful, but will make him feel better. The sooner the world develops herd immunity to the coronavirus, the less damage it will do to us. The other problem is, how will they make vaccines for approximately 7 billion people? So it's better for all countries to develop herd immunity and get infected.
     

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