Almost everyone who supports the lockdowns also expects them to last no more than a month or two. “Relax, eight weeks and it’s over, what’s the big deal?”
But the reality is these things are always far quicker to go up than they are to come back down again. Repression is always first temporary until the day that it’s permanent.
And if this is the level of corona-assisted deaths that warrants lockdowns, curfews and shutdowns then there is absolutely a justification to keep them up forever.
If this is all the evidence needed that corona is a plague we should be forced into house arrest for our own good, then they can keep this up forever.
Coronaviruses are extremely widespread and super interconnected with humans and the animals surrounding us. There are always going to be people who die while testing positive — if it’s not going to be covid-19, it’s going to be covid-20, covid-21, covid-22 and so on.
If all that is needed is to simply count up those deaths and not place them into any bigger picture then that’s a threshold that can always be met.
2017/18 flu season death toll is 61,000 in JUST the united states.. that’s literally 3 times the current number of this virus over the past 3 months across the planet.. pretty simple math. That’s the CDC’s own numbers… we didn’t seem to shut society down last year when 20,000 americans were dying per month yet here we are..
Meanwhile, a pair of Stanford professors explains there is reason to believe the death rate among those infected with covid-19 is just 0.01% in the US — that’s ten times less lethal than the flu:
The first confirmed U.S. cases included a person who traveled from Wuhan on Jan. 15, and it is likely that the virus entered before that: Tens of thousands of people traveled from Wuhan to the U.S. in December. Existing evidence suggests that the virus is highly transmissible and that the number of infections doubles roughly every three days.
An epidemic seed on Jan. 1 implies that by March 9 about six million people in the U.S. would have been infected. As of March 23, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 499 Covid-19 deaths in the U.S.
If our surmise of six million cases is accurate, that’s a mortality rate of 0.01%, assuming a two week lag between infection and death. This is one-tenth of the flu mortality rate of 0.1%. Such a low death rate would be cause for optimism.
This would make covid-19 in line with the other coronaviruses which are all quite benign. For example, they are the viruses behind the common cold.
If the Stanford professors are on the right track, then many of us were already infected with covid-19 but we didn’t feel a thing or develop a disease because of how mild it is.
But yeah when you’ve got infections in the many millions there are always going to be outliers, a very tiny proportion of all infected, who suffer severe symptoms that might be enough to push them over to death if they’re already infirm.
Some of that they’re not even hiding, The Telegraph:
Up to two thirds of people who die from coronavirus in the next nine months are likely to have died this year from other causes, a government advisor has said. [Two-thirds is probably a huge underestimate but at least they’re speaking part of the truth.]
Professor Neil Ferguson, who is recovering at home from Covid-19, told the Science and Technology Committee that experts were now expecting around 20,000 deaths, although said it may turn out to be a lot less.
But he said that many of those deaths were likely to be old and seriously ill people who would have died from other conditions before the end of the year.
I don’t want to trivialize some of the elderly having their lives shortened. Most of us are going to be old one day and fighting to extend our lives for every more year and month we can get. Somebody having the last months of their life taken away, that’s a sad and unfortunate thing. But it’s to say that if we’re going to have entire continents in lockdown over a threat that is somewhere between the flu and the common cold, then there’s no reason not to stay in lockdown forever. We can all just live out our lives in house arrest. Future generations can be born and grow up and know no other life.
We can be a lockdown civilization with the majority of the population confined to their homes, and only a small minority of “essentials” allowed out. A cross of The Matrix and The World Inside.
I have some hope summer may bring relief. By June the novelty and the excitement of it will have worn off and the sun will be shining again, inviting people out. There may be pressure to be allowed out in the warm weather that brings an easing if of the restrictions. But if people accept to be locked in through the summer then I don’t see when this ends.
And by the way, where are all the business interests and the corporations that we’re told run the show? Where are the corporate execs banging on the table demanding these business-killing measures have to end? Well, they’re in line waiting for Fed and ECB money bombs. No relief can be expected from those dole bums.