One Hit Wonder
Oh for sure...the fear for some is genuine.
I like how you make a STUPID assumption about my line of thinking, when you suggest I'm saying some people "deserve to die".
It's exactly this type of illogical stuff that is annoying with this virus. People are responding in extreme, knee-jerk reactions.
My "facts" came from a news article I read...that many of the dead in Italy had preexisting conditions that collapsed when they got the virus.
That's NOT saying that they "deserved to die"...that's just a FACT that needs to be taken into account.
So then if you use Italy as your benchmark for the virus...it will skew your view (which it apparently has), into thinking that death is more possible for anyone getting the virus...but in reality the majority of people recover from the virus. We may not recover for a long time if our USA or even global economy completely tanks due to overreaction.
When we are in month 3-4 (or who knows, maybe month 9) of the shutdown...get back to me then how you feel about things.
For some people, staying home is easy. I can stay home...and most of the elderly can...but the entire population will not be able to for months on end.
If the economy tanks...the fallout will be much worse and more prolonged for everyone, not to mention the next generation or two, and yes, there will even be premature death from that, but it probably won't be as clearly quantified as it is with the virus...so the results of a potential tanked global economy will linger for a decade or two.
Maybe that isn't a real concern for the elderly as much as their immediate health is...but it will be for everyone else.
I'm no spring chicken either, so don't think I don't have my own risks to consider...but living is just as important as life....if you get my meaning.