FORSETH -- Those ‘fractional differences’ are actual (dead) people, not just math equations. Should those very real people be the casualty of opening things up to allow more commerce
That’s a very good question ... and it’s one that has people with very strong opinions as to where we should be as a society during this coronavirus pandemic known as COVID-19.
... obviously they are people and obviously their lives matter. Trying to shame people for looking at things logically is ridiculous. It's tossing an emotional bomb and has about as much argumentative merit as claiming that conservatives don't "care" about the poor because they don't think free stuff is the answer. Use arguments, not emotion ...
There is significant evidence that up to a majority of covid deaths would have occurred anyways. Just as flu has killed 6000 Canadians in one bad season.
You, and all of the hand wringing citizens worldwide, are merely in such a state because this is new. Eventually, everything is going to have to reopen. And after we do that, more people will die, some from covid.
Closing stores, doing head stands, groveling before the WHO, washing your hands, none of that changes that people are going to die.
On March 12th, once news of the spread of COVID-19 was becoming more widely known, public gatherings became restricted to a maximum of 250 people. Four days later, on March 16th, that was reduced further to no more than 50 people ... and bars and nightclubs were ordered to be shut down.
AND ... it is dramatically lower than in Sweden where some at least feel they had the right approach with how they were at least initially dealing with the situation.
Stay safe – stay healthy – and I hope that you and your family do not suffer and become what some are calling a ... ‘fractional difference’.