TTailedTiger wrote:So then how can you possibly say that a month of everyone on lockdown will knock this out? You are sending all sorts of mixed messages.
Nobody (who understands this) has said a month of lockdown will "knock this out".
The only purpose of lockdowns is to slow the spread of the virus so medical services stand some chance of coping. Look at all the infection charts - the growth in infections is exponential, if you don't impose restrictions your medical services will be totally overwhelmed in a couple of weeks. You don't want want to see the results of that with an unchecked virus.
You do not want this (ignore the numbers, they're way out of date now):
TTailedTiger wrote:One thing is for sure. Fear will cause a worldwide depression and many are going to die from violence, suicide, malnourishment, and illnesses that we can treat but won't have the resources anymore.
One other thing is for sure, if you do nothing and let this virus just "run its course" it will cause exactly the same things.
Jouhou wrote:I think a month lockdown is more intended to keep cases in check so hospitals can feasibly handle the load while we collectively get our shit together.
Exactly this. It seems many simply don't get it.