I really do think it depends how the bodies are piling up that makes the difference. As heartless as this sounds people get sick and die all the time and that is the reality of life, something is going to get all of us one day and that is a fact. We as society tolerate human lives being lost with disease, car accidents, war, natural disasters etc. Sam Harris said this one one of his recent podcasts, if we had a zero tolerance for automobile accidents the speed limit would be 10 miles an hour,
Sam Harris said that a lot of times over the years. He also has some good books about the emergence of ethics btw. Think it through assuming zero tolerance for loss of lifetime spend productive in any way (in this sense doing Yoga is productive) and surprise, surprise... you arrive at speeds limits higher than 10 miles/hour. Its also absurd in this case, as nothing says "zero tolerance for for Covid" anywhere. All Covid death would be absolutely preventable, just tell everyone to get food and drink for two weeks, close down life, lock yourself in a room, disinfect it when you are done with that. No more Corona Virus. Lots of dead from heart attacks, strokes and people falling of chairs cleaning their windows and such, but we could absolutely get the number of Corona death to zero in rather short order.
We are not doing that. We are just making sure we don´t need to dig too many mass graves.
If you are that fearful of Covid19 and want to isolate yourself that is your choice,
BS. How is that my choice short of self imprisonment for the duration, possible two years? Without proper social distancing and hygiene protocols that choice is made for me, i have a job and can still work (i do mostly office work, but as a PM i do have to be present almost every day) because people around here don´t act stupid. And i have a smart boss. We are in a hotspot, we are long overdue to have our first hospitalized coworker, we haven´t had anyone even test positive yet. Take that, probability! Obviously it is doable. People that can´t go to work, because stupid people forced their governments into harsh lockdowns, should be able to sue anyone not following protocol for damages, as long as it just money, plus criminal charges if a flare can be traced back to persons.
The US could solve its budget problem quite nicely by charging the 2-5 Trillion USD to the tens or so million people currently engaged in conducting naive bio terrorism.
Risking being a spreader is however a choice you do in deed make all by yourself. And society should react like that, and shun those people, permanently, as they have just demonstrated they are almost at killing for money.
The reality of the fact is that it is likely Covid19 is going to be endemic going forward, Anthony Fauci said this the other day and WHO also said it is very possible. H1N1 which caused the Spanish flu is endemic 102 year late. .
yeah.. and SARS V1, as far as we can tell, doesn´t exist outside of labs anymore.
The difference: SARS V1 never really made it to countries above a critical share of stupid people. SARS V1 proves essentially everything you wrote wrong.
If V2 is here to stay, we brought that on ourselves. And it wasn´t the people that took it seriously and isolated. Unfortunately in this case stupid doesn´t necessarily kill you, but the people around you.
I think i made very clear in my postings that i am no a fan of long or harsh lock downs whatsoever, we know it can work without either. Everything beyond for weeks is on the "this is a hoax/flu/people die anyways" lot.
You know, if we had zero tolerance for monetary losses, we´d still use asbestos and would have zero environmental rules. Life is more nuanced.