AirWorthy99 wrote:Concierge wrote:AirWorthy99 wrote:
So I suppose no one is allowed to drive a car because they just might kill someone?
Or perhaps buying a hamburger is not allowed because I might die from a heart attack?
There is a risk for everything we do in life, does that mean we regulate and stop people from doing millions of things?
BTW, what do you think of Sweden, they don't have much of restrictions, why don't they follow your line of thinking?
If the number of deaths in motor vehicle accidents was increasing at the rate of COVID 19, action would be taken. Motor vehicle operation is a very poor comparison. Few things are more strictly controlled from design requirements, to licensing, speed limits and mandatory seat belt laws.
Your right to a hamburger is constrained when e coli shows up in ground beef. If that's too restrictive, well bon appetit!
It's impossible to teach someone to care about others, so we have laws.
There is a risk for everything, in 2018 36,000 people died from car accidents: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_veh ... S._by_year
Are we willing to reduce the speed limit to 20 miles per hour everywhere so that number goes to zero? probably not. Are we willing to not allow anyone to drive, even worse not.
We have learned to live with the risks.
Car crashes aren't contagious and the number of fatalities doesn't double every three days. It's an inadequate comparison.