I'm no fan of Matteo V's rhetoric, but I don't see anything wrong with that statement.Blackened wrote: ↑Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:04 amYou haven't made any challenges. You said something that implied a very complex situation was exceptionally simple and obvious. I asked for history and research. Here is your original statement:
"Never before have we treated a new strain of virus with a less than 5% or so mortality rate in this manner. The elderly, or sick and already dying, have never before had their comorbidity ignored in favor of one of the hundreds of viruses that would have killed them anyway. Again I ask, what has changed?"
I don't know what has changed. Based on your research in epidemiology and pandemics of the 20th century, you can answer it for all of us. Would you provide a detailed analysis with citations on what is different about this virus and why or why shouldn't we be treating it differently? Thank you. I look forward to reading it.
We have completely lost all sense of proportions when it comes to Covid-19. This article is actually quite old, but still hardly discussed:
https://www.thelancet.com/article/S0140 ... 0/fulltext
"Estimates from the International Food Policy Research Institute suggest that because of the pandemic an additional 140 million people will be thrown into living in extreme poverty"
Obviously there would have been an hit to the economy whatever way we reacted to this, but now that we know this virus us not especially dangerous we still keep on pretending it is with complete disregard to the "side-effects" - and there is no way the hit would have been as hard overall if we just had let it run.