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Thursday, April 2, 2020
The Grim Reeper DOES Discriminate
Friends, as we face this pandemic, it's important to keep things in perspective. For the elderly, and especially for the chronically sick elderly, COVID-19 is a very dangerous virus. For people who are young and healthy, it rarely is. We have to ask the question, therefore: is quarantining EVERYONE the best way to handle the outbreak? Theoretically, if the virus can't spread at all, we can beat it, sure. If all we do is slow down the spread, however, we will be drawing out the pain and the death, and prolonging the recession/depression, but not necessarily sparing many lives in the final analysis. The public health/economic calculus is tough! I don't have all the answers. Maybe you do?