Corona virus update : It still over blown!!!!! People, we are seeing a death rate of about 1.3% and probably much lower than that because there are a lot more people who have the virus, but haven't been tested to be part of that statistic. If you're old stay at home, if you're young go out and have fun!!!
Just be careful not to get into an accident or any other illness because the health care system is currently has better things to do. Oh and don't worry about killing off the 15% of the elderly and causing a lot of those over 30 to get severely ill. Most of them will survive anyway bar some lung scarring.
How many deaths and burned out health care workers does it take to take this seriously? I hope you're joking.
Compared to the flu, last year estimate 34K deaths in the USA, avg 109 a day, USA was averaging over 300 a day already in Covid deaths 2 days ago. Europe was averaging over 2200 deaths daily, 2 days ago. 72K is the estimated Flu burden for Europe, as of yesterday 18.8K people have already died of covid19 in Europe. Even just this first wave will kill more people in a fraction of the time than the flu spreading uncontrolled.
Maybe people will start to take hygiene and the flu shot seriously after we get through this.
At one point you will have to wonder how these high measures will affect the economy, jobs, employment rates across the globe when the vast majority of the global population lives pay cheque to pay cheque. It's easier for us to imagine our big governments printing them moneys and saving the day, but what sort of destabilisation these lockdowns will lead to in third world countries that lack the flexible autonomy to take any meaningful shock-absorbing measures against such economical crash. I don't believe we're being fed the full picture here, and the question" is the cure worse than the disease" will only be more legitimate on a global level.
Unless you want to start the world on a universal basic income program, I am sure the youngsters would take scarred lungs over poverty destabalised nations.
Edit: and to clarify, I am not against or for. It is a serious issue and it's worth looking into the outcome of the decisions being made.