Since we are now opening the economy back up slowly, I guess we can say this lockdown is pretty much pointless.
It reduced the number of deaths, and it gave states time to prepare by creating more tests.
Not to mention a big point of this was to make the curve less steep.
"Even if the same number of people get sick in either case, the lower curve will have fewer deaths because we have more resources for those that are sick at each time"
Okay, a lot less than a percent. Glad we are destroying everything for a death rate that is about the same as every day tasks like driving a car and walking down the street.
This is so ridiculously wrong that it physically hurts.
1.) That isn't how diseases work.
2.) That isn't how death rates work.
3.) That isn't how anything works.
I do not understand how you can be so lacking of even a basic understanding of statistics, mathematics.
It has a ~1% death rate. Diseases spread exponentially. Car accidents do not.
Dude imagine the hundreds of millions of people losing everything and possibly going homeless. Not to mention the suicides, anxiety, heart attacks from financial stress, and death from the increase in criminal activities, ect. Whether you like it or not, the economy has a bigger impact on people lives than the coronavirus.
Which will break the economy eventually and we will all suffer and have a higher number of deaths. Natural selection sucks ass, but this is exactly what is happening. Most people who are dying are those with weak immune system, elderly or a critical pre condition. However, we can't bring everyone down because eventually we will run out supplies and money. Politicans are starting to understand this and that is why they are now starting to reopen.
Or you know we could have a competent support system so that we can manage to save lives without damaging the economy.
Or having a competent response to the pandemic to avoid it in the first place.