RolStoppable said:
JRPGfan said:

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Both of the cases you made, were flipped around, compaired to normal logic.

Nah, Teeqoz gets it right.

What would be really helpful is if graphs were being made for each country with lockdowns where both infections and newly reported unemployment are displayed on the graph. Unemployment has risen at ten times the rate as confirmed infections, perhaps even more.

Additionally, employment and unemployment are very much binary. You either earn your own money or live off welfare. On the other hand, corona infections are not binary, because being infected by it leads to very different results. The vast majority of infected has no symptoms or only mild to moderate ones, so they'll recover rather easily over a period of up to two weeks. But the way people go about it is that corona is kinda like a death sentence and therefore super scary for our society. Step back for a moment and look at newly reported unemployment; those figures are a lot scarier than the climbing number of corona infections and related deaths.

You lose your life, your not getting it back.

You lose your job, a month lateron you might have a new one?

Why are we putting anywhere near equal value on a human life, and job?

"You either earn your own money or live off welfare."

And? whats your point? people on welfare > tons of people dieing right?


"On the other hand, corona infections are not binary, because being infected by it leads to very different results."

I dont get this..... your logic still follow that  Loseing Job = dieing people ?
And somehow getting corona virus and possibily dieing is better than loseing your job?




"The vast majority of infected has no symptoms or only mild to moderate ones, so they'll recover rather easily over a period of up to two weeks."

Yes, however some of these "mild" infected that dont need to be hospitalised are caughing up blood, and have scared lunges.
A few years from now, you might see a wave of people, that are too sick to work anymore (ruined lunges).

Is it better they work now, and risk ruining their lunges, and lateron not be able to work at all.
Or that they dont work now, dont risk their lunges, and can work lateron?


You assume, that people that get this virus, are all just 100% okay afterwards.
Thats not true.  <-------

Some of these people will have near ruined lunges afterwards.
Some have damaged liver, and kidney's funktions reduced.

maybe its more expensive down the line (5-10 years from now) to keep these people alive with medicin/help/operations, than to protect them now from getting to such a point in the future?


Theres a balance act here too.






"But the way people go about it is that corona is kinda like a death sentence and therefore super scary for our society. Step back for a moment and look at newly reported unemployment; those figures are a lot scarier than the climbing number of corona infections and related deaths."

Because right now, your only seeing the very tip of the ice berg.
Once theres like 2-3million infected in the USA, and 200,000 deaths.... you might view it differntly?

You dont get to go "if only I knew how bad things would get" with this type of thing.
You cant travel back in time, and get a due over.

If you are too lax on preventing spread, those numbers could climb drastically.