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Much more human life was lost by the over-reaction to Wuhan virus than by the virus itself

By Patrick follow Patrick   2020 Jun 26, 5:30pm 110 views   4 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/499394-the-covid-19-shutdown-will-cost-americans-millions-of-years-of-life

... COVID-19 fatalities have fallen disproportionately on the elderly, particularly in nursing homes, and those with co-morbidities. Based on the expected remaining lifetimes of these COVID-19 patients, and given that 40 percent of deaths are in nursing homes, the disease has been responsible for 800,000 lost years of life so far. Considering only the losses of life from missed health care and unemployment due solely to the lockdown policy, we conservatively estimate that the national lockdown is responsible for at least 700,000 lost years of life every month, or about 1.5 million so far — already far surpassing the COVID-19 total.

Policymakers combatting the effects of COVID-19 must recognize and consider the full impact of their decisions. They need to be aware of the devastating effects in terms of lost life from shutting down significant parts of the economy. The belated acknowledgement by policy leaders of irreparable harms from the lockdown is not nearly enough. They need to emphatically and widely inform the public of these serious consequences and reassure them of their concern for all human life by strongly articulating the rationale for reopening society.


1   E-man   ignore (0)   2020 Jun 26, 5:48pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I have no idea, but a tennis friend committed suicide a couple weeks ago leaving behind his wife and 2 kids. He got laid off by HP during SIP. He was a happy guy. Always had a smile on his face. Not sure what else happened for him to take away his own life. He was 45 years old. Sigh....
2   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 Jun 26, 5:54pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I believe he was killed by Democrats.

Their unjustified panic is killing a lot of people.

All they care about is getting Trump, and they don't care how many people have to die to do it.
3   mell   ignore (5)   2020 Jun 27, 12:31pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

E-man says
I have no idea, but a tennis friend committed suicide a couple weeks ago leaving behind his wife and 2 kids. He got laid off by HP during SIP. He was a happy guy. Always had a smile on his face. Not sure what else happened for him to take away his own life. He was 45 years old. Sigh....


Sorry - that's so sad. Many very independent do-ers can't cope with the fact to be dependent on the system. I am amongst them and it can also cause problems in relationships, I can attest. But it's important for them to assert their independence, which doesn't mean they don't love their family dearly. Dependence is more of a female trait anyways and our current system is so anti-male / marxist that I expect more of these to happen. That's why I'm also worried that there will be real violence at some point akin to smaller cvil wars and skirmishes. We can be the friendliest, best providing and loving husbands, fathers and friends, but we don't like to apologize, become dependent (esp. financially), lose our pride and sense of self-determination. Take away a man's ability to provide and you can critically hurt him. I have never been working harder on several avenues since this fake health crisis, pushing through, and it has never been harder having random people telling me to wear a muzzle, wait in line like a beggar because of bullshit covid hoax regulations (while fucktard looters get a free pass to destroy the city in mass protests) and not being able to move freely in general. That's why I am working on an exit strategy should the election go the wrong way and I advise everyone who loves their independence to do the same. This is not the same country it was just 20 years ago, it has fundamentally changed. Be prepared.

Patrick says
I believe he was killed by Democrats.

Their unjustified panic is killing a lot of people.

All they care about is getting Trump, and they don't care how many people have to die to do it.


100% agreed.
4   just_adhom_preaching   ignore (3)   2020 Jun 27, 12:40pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I have a pal up in the bay area who just lost everything. He shorted the market before the FED propped it up. That was his condo buying money and retirement. He's pretty miserable. Mid 40s, still renting a 1 bedroom on the peninsula. Back to square one.

COMPLETELY brainwashed by the leftists. I can't even 'start' to have a conversation with him about politics.

I've been trying to get him to move for quiet a while but he won't listen to me. White guy but 6'4" and so big for a Californian. I still think if he stays eventually he'll get eaten.

Meanwhile, like Mell, I'm making potential exit plans depending on the election. I wasn't planning to skedaddle CA for another 10-15 years before recent events.

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