>fear fear fear fear
I'm sorry that being honest scares you. I felt no fear in the things I wrote, I was just giving the most objective analysis I could.
>Now I want you to take into consideration what fucking effort it takes
It's important to distinguish between university pedants and people crunching the numbers. When the virus first hit last year, a full quarantine on all non-essential staff (true essential like agriculture and health workers, and not
"government likes you" Department of Defense/news media essential) for about 2-3 months, despite hurting businesses tremendously, would have prevented everything we are currently experiencing in relation to this virus. If that had been done before we hit the 100k milestone of people dead, then the economic losses of shuttering businesses, perhaps permanently, would have been negligible. You are severely underestimating the economic impact of people dying. The damage has not been done
precisely because of the limited efforts that have been made to prevent the spread of the disease. The issue is that most 1st world countries took the objectively worst
approach of quarantines to keep the hospitals from being overrun without any substance to them, ensuring you get both the economic downfall from loss of human life and from closed businesses/trade. When you hear "highly educated people" arguing for or against quarantine, assuming they aren't just pedants doing whatever the government tells them to, what they are actually arguing is whether or not it's worth continuing to do quarantines at this stage in the game.
>is a fucking nothingburger. It's literally nothing.
Sure, whatever. The data doesn't lie and every single country (state in the case of America) who took this approach to the virus saw death rates skyrocket while hospitals were overrun leading to mass death both from the virus
and from people being unable to access the healthcare they need/could access under normal circumstances.
This happened in South Dakota, this happened in the UK, this happened in Czechia, and I'm sure it happened elsewhere. But that's just a nothingburger, right? Secondary effects to infrastructure are almost always worse than the primary victims of a virus and unfortunately no one cares/everyone only sees how it's affected their work/their free time until their own begin to die from it.
The vaccines are a joke, but I won't get into that can of worms.