We are UConn!! 4>>>1
- Aug 24, 2011
Initially we did not know who was vulnerable and what were the underlying conditions that increased the probabilities of severe illness or death.144 kids died from the flu this season in the US before a single person of any age died from Covid, I'm sure you did your "as long as it's someone else's kid not a problem" routine.
This has always been about protecting old and sick people from the virus, spare me the I don't care about sick children stuff.
We knew from Italy that their hospital systems were overwhelmed and some people were dying because they couldn’t get admitted. Until researchers could have more time to understand the virus the original argument was to “flatten the curve” to avoid overwhelming our medical system.
The northeast demonstrated who was most at risk. Science began refining our knowledge of this disease. We have eliminated some forms of treatment and introduced others. That understanding has been a major contributor to reducing fatalities even amongst the most vulnerable.
If Americans reacted similarly to South Korea, Singapore, Japan, Iceland, Finland, Canada, New Zealand we would not be having this thread. Add Italy and Spain to that list. Instead we are like Brazil and Mexico.
We have models of how to proceed until there are better medical treatments. The southern and western states have demonstrated that placing economy over the requirements to keep this disease under control is the recipe for destroying the economy.