Skip to comments.Take the Shutdown Skeptics Seriously: This is not a straightforward battle between a pro-human and a pro-economy camp.
Posted on 05/10/2020 6:03:39 PM PDT by CheshireTheCat
...At Arc Digital, Esther OReilly asks, Why should we assume that a crashing economy would leave the healthcare system standing? Fleshing out the matter, she writes, You cant keep the hospital lights on without keeping on the lights of the economic sectors undergirding it. Yes, our doctors and nurses are running out of masks and gloves, which is a serious problem. It would also be a serious problem if we lost the means and the manpower to make more, or if the hospitals ran out of cash on hand to buy more beds, ventilators, etc. And theres the rub. We are being told we cant fight the virus without pausing the economy, yet we cant fight the virus without the economy....
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Obviously, the economy and country would crumble if we kept everyone home until COVID-19 was extinguished. Also, we cant stop being reinfected, due to travel and even people pulling out freezer packages with preserved COVID-19 on them.
So we must shut it all down for many more months, because Im a Fearper and I dont care about the economy or this country. I care that someone ten states away got out of their home today and put ME at risk! That idiot!
Im a Fearper, and I approve this message. May the United States fall before someone who is not myself is allowed to wander outside and risk infecting me!
Today, while out for a walk sans mask, a karen walking the other way made sure her mask was on tight, and *ran* to the grass edge of the sidewalk to avoid my horrible, possible virus-laden exhalations. I laughed.
The Atlantic is probably watching their advertising revenues vaporize before their eyes.
Pausing the economy isnt about fighting a virus but about fighting Trump.
The FEARpers can go hibernate themselves.
Not a single employee in the place was wearing any kind of face covering. LOL.
A projectile laugh might be considered assault
She could report you on a 311 rat-your-neighbor app.
Next time laugh loud and long!
Time for a thought experiment.
Would Fauchi & company have pushed for a shutdown if Hitlery™ was POTUS?
An honest answer to this question will tell you if this was motivated by public health concerns or politics ...
Another funny thing happens on my walks in that area. It is creekside and there have been signs posted that the creek is closed (big kayak and tubing scene) and yellow ‘crime scene’ tape is across all paths down to the creek. Twice now someone has ripped down the tape and removed many of the signs. I approve.
Probably for the better. While grocery shopping today an not wearing a mask, for, uh, medical reasons watched almost every mask-wearing employee touch the front of the mask and adjust it at least once during my trip. Yep, so much better.
In my town, parks are open but playgrounds are closed for safe and people keep ripping the police line tape off about once or twice week. They also took out picnic tables for safety reasons, then said as a result of increased visits had ports-potties dropped off.
Too dangerous to eat at a picnic table, bust safe enough to use a porta-potty. Idiots, idiots everywhere.
Possibly. But the media would be blowing sunshine up our collective asses about what a good, nay, fantastic and we should bow because we are not worthy (not worthy) job she was doing standing between us and certain internment in mass graves.
I was really hoping that by now there would be some really clever anti-mask T-shirts for sale on the web, especially now that it is becoming T-shirt weather. But I haven’t seen any.
Actually, I think they would have.
All for our own good, of course.
The dems/libs are itching for reasons to take away our freedoms and liberty and impose a socialist/totalitarian state on us.
They would have gotten a lot f mileage out of this towards achieving that goal, so yes, I think it would have happened anyways.
T-shirts? Get an airsoft mask. Hard to find American made, though.
Sar tag missing?
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