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Old 05-15-2020, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Alsatian View Post
You put your finger on it. The goal posts have been moved. Flatten the curve to avoid overflowing our hospitals: legitimate goal. Minimize the deaths from COVID-19: not a legitimate goal.

I think the key point here is . . . . . . this is NOT an emergency. It is not an emergency.

If it is not an emergency, then government does not have the legal authority to do most of the things they are currently doing -- interfering with rights of free assembly among many other things, interfering with restaurants opening and serving customers. This battle can be fought at every level. Governors can be sued. Mayors can be sued. None of these governmental entities have the authority to infringe our civil rights. All it takes is a few -- maybe a lot -- of court challenges.

People are mesmerized by this thing. They should not be. People die. It happens. People get sick and die. Why are we not freaking the hell out about cardiovascular disease and stroke deaths? These are more than an order of magnitude greater in number than deaths from COVID-19. Likewise cancer deaths. Why are COVID-19 deaths worse and more appalling than cardiovascular and stroke and cancer deaths? We have let the news media make us think this is a more dangerous and urgent thing than it is.

End the government pretexts that this is an emergency, and then end the shutdowns.
So are you saying Alsatian this isn't that big a thing and there is no need for mitigation AKA social isolation? Opening everything up might re-ignite the economy but what happens if the virus comes back worse than before? For all who think this is just a political power play by liberals to oust Trump what about the rest of the world and the misery they are encountering? If anything I see politics standing in the way of science to get past this catastrophe. That's assuming this pandemic event is real.

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