This month the U.S. government has handed out almost three trillion dollars to the people and businesses. All because of a pandemic that is turning out to be no worst than the seasonal flu.
Yes it is spreading across the world fast. But as of today April 25 2020 there have been 2,822,003 confirmed cases and 197,578 deaths world wide. I fully expect that there are tens of millions of people that have it and are A-systematic. They have it but don’t show any symptoms. More studies are showing that testing for the antibodies in the blood show many more people have been infected but not developed any symptoms.
But the knee jerk reaction of the the governments of the world has been to shut down the economies of their countries and lock up the populations to keep it from spreading.
Being as this is a new corona-virus no country had a reliable test to detect it. The world has had to ramp up and develop testing and search for and start producing vaccines for a new virus. Not something that happens in a few months.
As time goes on and a few months from now I feel that it will be shown, that the infection rate was way more, than what we know at this time . Also that the deaths anticipated was way overblown. We are already seeing that in some of the more populated cites. Its true some of the countries and larger cities are seeing a large death count but it seems like they are a largely proportionate of people with other underlying conditions.
Time will tell if my observations are accurate but going on three months now in the U.S. it looks pretty obvious. If we had not shut down the economy and not spent 3 trillion dollars we would be in a lot better shape as a country. Because when all is said and done, everyone will be infected at some point. It will affect those that are elderly and with preexisting condition the most. But we have learned that isolating those people and social distancing is one of the best ways to slow it down. It won’t stop it so keep people working, keep the economy going. People are not going to keep themselves inside anyway. At some point we will all have cought it and have developed antibodies.
Like the saying goes. Those who give up their freedom for a bit of temporary safety deserve neither.