Apples and oranges. Longitudinal study of effects of specific compounds in the diet take decades - harmful effects of trans fats were known by the 1960s, but the FDA didn't disallow their use in processed foods until 2015. Consumer interest around healthier oils drove a 340% increase in imports of olive oil between 1989 and 2019. The government mandates that detailed nutritional breakdowns be printed on every bit of food and beverage packaging and that gives consumers ability to decide - no country controls food intake in minute detail.
Boy, you're going to need to build a barn to store hay for all these straw men you love to throw around.
Nobody has proven the dangers long term dangers of the virus either. Maybe destroying the economy will kill more people than the virus? Maybe delaying natural herd immunity will be deadly.
Epidemiological protocols for a novel respiratory virus outbreak are designed to minimize risk and allow existing healthcare resources to cope - unless you are still unaware what they mean by 'novel'. Zero distancing and travel stops implemented - want to venture a guess at the number of dead and ICU inventory we'd be seeing in North America and Europe now?
According to another poser in the other thread, he lives in Sweden, and despite their current lax guidelines, they are not seeing hospitals overwhelmed. We did not see it here in the states, and as it was reported NYC saw almost 22% of bed occupancy.
As for deadly, the virus is deadly with or without hospital beds, I agree, expanding hospital capacity should be the norm moving forward because we will eventually all become Sweden and spikes will happen, but closing the economy again won't be an option.
We all should practice social distancing when we leave home, and wear a mask so that we prevent spikes, keep those vulnerable or at risk of dying or sick at home, but the reality of this, which the MSM is not saying, there will be herd immunity from COVID19 before a vaccine is ever distributed, the rest of us who are healthy and young should expect to get this in the near future (if we did not have it already). You only need 60% of the population for herd immunity so its going to take some time.
None of the experts will ever say this publicly because if they say so the public will question these measures and everything else. I am seeing how they keep moving the goalposts, we flattened the curve, now its more testing. Then what else?
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“It’s easy to confuse ‘what is’ with ‘what ought to be,’ especially when ‘what is’ has worked out in your favor.” Tyrion Lannister