This is an excellent post. Well said.Few posts above about fatality rates......
these are somewhat misleading when comparing country to country as the differences in testing are vast.
for example, South Korea tested everyone they suspected, this picking up on many who had mild symptoms, low fatality rate in percentage terms compared to the Uk who early on only tested those hospitalised, therefore not recording those well enough to stay at home and recover. Fatality rate will always look higher where your majority of testing is on those I’ll enough with it to be hospitalised.
I believe the USA has been testing fairly extensively?
the amount of testing will also throw out total case numbers - the UK is significantly higher than the recorded numbers. The US clearly has scope for most cases based on population size
but none of that really matters
what matters is the people dying through lack of equipment (I.e deaths that otherwise may have been preventable).
If a healthcare system has the infrastructure and equipment to deal with massive numbers in a short space of time then just let it spread. It can’t be stopped and the population will build immunity.
the reason that can’t be allowed to happen is that no healthcare system in the world can cope with that volume needing ICU and ventilation.
Having a 1% fatality rate is nothing to be proud of if 80% of the population get the virus - just think how many millions of deaths that is.
the spread has to be slowed down to allow healthcare systems to give people a fair chance. Many will die but less than need to.
Over in the UK we have two polar opposite leaders of the main parties in agreement. Corbyn is a hard left wing socialist (pretty much a communist) and Johnson is as far right wing capitalist as we’ve had for many many years. These two fucking hate each other, over brexit it was crazy arguing yet on this not one bit of disagreement over what needs to be done.