[ExI] Is the USA doing too much to prevent COVID-19?

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 02:52:43 UTC 2020

On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 12:46 PM spike jones via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

>  It divides societies between the paid and not paid.

### I am one of the paid ones. I have not missed a night off work, keep
doing my 12 hour shifts seven nights a week, 31 days a month, hopefully 350
nights a year spent in the hospital. The lockdowns so far have not harmed,
merely inconvenienced me.

And yet I am quite passionately opposed to lockdowns, lock, stock and

We the people must be allowed to make the tradeoffs regarding our lives.

If you buy into the virus doom hype, by all means cower at home. Give up on
most of your life in the hope of avoiding a 1:1000 to 1:100,000,000 chance
of dying, depending on your demographic. But the rest of us must be able to
decide what kind of risk to accept for what kind of reward. Us going out,
mingling and sharing our diverse bacteria, viruses and even protozoa does
not stop the cowering ones from cowering, does not inflict any added risk
of infection on them, since they cower at home, while we mingle outside.

To each his own.

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