[ExI] cumulative cost of shutdown
rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Thu Apr 8 09:20:46 UTC 2021
On Wed, Apr 7, 2021 at 4:00 PM William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> At some point, the cost exceeds the value. We are way past the breakeven
> point and are deep into net loss.
> And how many lives have been saved?
### No net lives have been saved. People continue to get infected, lockdown
or not, until the vulnerable die and the survivors have herd immunity.
However, people die as a direct result of lockdown - from despair, loss of
access to medical care, substance abuse and indirectly - from the long-term
economic loss and lost opportunities for economic growth.
> No one is shutting down things to ruin the economy. Impossible to
> measure, I'll grant you that. But that has to be the other side of the
> equation. People are still catching it and some are dying. Keep that in
> mind. How much damage to the economy is worth it to save a life?
> Theoretically. Does anyone know what variables are being used to make
> these mask and shutdown decisions? Who is measuring the effects? Are they
> making decisions based on data? What data? Does shutting down even work?
> Somebody has to know these things so they can make recommendations. I see
> none of the above in the news - just the actions to open up or close down.
### The idiots who instituted lockdowns sure didn't know what they were
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