The most profound scientists try to argue how to deal with the virus, and they say nobody has been listening to their arguments for a long time. Lockdowns are not what allow to form certain group of people with the more stable immune system together.
The most compassionate approach that balances the risks and benefits of reaching herd immunity, is to allow those who are at minimal risk of death to live their lives normally to build up immunity to the virus through natural infection, while better protecting those who are at highest risk. We call this Focused Protection.
Adopting measures to protect the vulnerable should be the central aim of public health responses to COVID-19. By way of example, nursing homes should use staff with acquired immunity and perform frequent PCR testing of other staff and all visitors. Staff rotation should be minimized. Retired people living at home should have groceries and other essentials delivered to their home. When possible, they should meet family members outside rather than inside. A comprehensive and detailed list of measures, including approaches to multi-generational households, can be implemented, and is well within the scope and capability of public health professionals.
Those who are not vulnerable should immediately be allowed to resume life as normal. Simple hygiene measures, such as hand washing and staying home when sick should be practiced by everyone to reduce the herd immunity threshold. Schools and universities should be open for in-person teaching. Extracurricular activities, such as sports, should be resumed. Young low-risk adults should work normally, rather than from home. Restaurants and other businesses should open. Arts, music, sport and other cultural activities should resume. People who are more at risk may participate if they wish, while society as a whole enjoys the protection conferred upon the vulnerable by those who have built up herd immunity.
Frightening and silence are what being grown in us by this insanity of the virus. Nobody can stop wearing masks, if one does, he'll probably be taken as a suspicious person. It seems like we're at someone's theatre playing dull dolls, and each time when we want to stop playing dumb some men with weapons try to make us play.
I don't care what other people think. When I went to vote, I refused to wear a mask. And when I have to wear a mask to get in a store, I wear this. People need to stand up to this tyrany.
Agree that we don't need to care about what other people bear in their minds - because we cannot do it anyway. Unfortunately we should avoid of many people's actions, habits, reactions. If a dog is being teased it starts barking; if a policeman is being teased he starts swinging his stick; and if a conductor is being waved by an idea, he starts waving his stick. I guess that only in the last case we can trust to people's action. The previous are lead by their instincts or guts, and the last one is lead by an idea or a deep feeling.
That's why, I guess, if an artist is wearing a mask is something different, than a rural constable is wearing mask, because the last one's been told to do it. So, a constable could beat a person, while an artist... could do the same, but for the sake of the art (like in Kubrick's "Clockwork Orange").
Last Edit: Nov 19, 2020 22:05:05 GMT by Eugene 2.0