The world has gone nuts.
The reaction from World Governments appear to be in total disregard to the actual data and I really am at loss for how to wrap my hands around this.
For all the data I’ve seen COVID-19 deaths are far less than what we see from the normal flu and I don’t understand why we’re freaking out about this.
“So far, the new coronavirus has led to more than 220,000 illnesses and more than 9,300 deaths worldwide. But that’s nothing compared with the flu, also called influenza. In the U.S. alone, the flu has caused an estimated 36 million illnesses, 370,000 hospitalizations and 22,000 deaths this season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”
But with that frustration, here are my thoughts on this subject.
Right now, countries are mandating that their citizens shelter in place and this means that economic commerce will come close to ceasing. We are embarking on an economic experiment that would’ve been unheard of in years past – The significant attenuation of global commerce for time periods of several months. This is very dangerous and has the possibility of causing a global recession or depression. This is huge and if governments don’t reverse course soon, we’ll be in unchartered economic territory. This is really bad and will make the 2008 Subprime Mortgage Crisis look minor in comparison.
We have to get back to work and out shopping soon, like yesterday.
Don’t’ Flatten The Curve
The prevailing thought is to ‘flatten the curve’ with regard to number of people who contract COVID-19 so we don’t overwhelm the healthcare system and quarantining folks will help do that.
This is really a bad strategy.
Instead, we should quarantine the vulnerable folks (age over 60 years old with compromised immune systems) but the rest of us should continue with our daily lives and accept the high number of people who’ll get COVID-19 and move on. The number of folks who test positive for COVID-19 will sky rocket and commerce will be attenuated for a few weeks during that time but according to data, 99% will survive and get over this illness.
I prefer to do this, which is like ripping off a band-aid, instead of prolonging the agony. Let’s take all the losses in a short term and folks will build immunity to the virus after contracting it and recovering.
Turning Off The MSM
This COVID-19 scare has revaled how the current Mainstream Media (MSM) is really the enemy of us citizens and they are only interested in creating click bait to increase their revenue. Hopefully, when we’re on the other side of this, the American people will come together in alignment that the MSM is nothing more than a raging dumpster fire. They thrive on the stoking of fear and this is NOT helping, and I think most folks will come to this conclusion after we’re on the other side of this.
Bridging Of The Political Divide
I’ve noticed a bright spot with this COVID-19 issue – People who are pragmatic (which is really the majority of the US population) are coming together on common ground on this topic. I have had conversations with people who I normally don’t align with on political issues but on the reaction to this COVD-19 scare, we are almost 100% aligned in that we are overreacting to this in very dangerous ways.
This is a big deal since there are few to zero issues where this can happen in this hyper partisan environment that the MSM and Social Media has created. It used to be that we could all talk about the weather and have a constructive conversation without bringing politics into it but since the Climate Change scam, even that is off limits now
After a couple weeks of depressed commerce (and layoffs), the US citizens will be on the phone to their representative in Congress to demand we send folks back to work and this catastrophic economic experiment will be over. We’ll be back to business as usual by 13-APR-20. And then the triage will start about how we over reacted to this “crisis” and hopefully we’ll learn from it.
Below are a couple links to add to your bookmarks as we see how we navigate through this issue.