The Doctor seems to be concerned about treatment with ventilators being sub-optimal. I'm not sure what he adds to your argument.
ETA Just managed to edit my existing post rather than post a new post. Bear with.
I understand your concerns about the damage to the economy. That will have a greater direct effect on more people's lives than this illness will. But the priority at this particular time is to preserve life.Will she stay inside during the next flu epidemic ? H4N1 ? Sars ?
What about when everyone goes back to work and those carrying CV but showing no symptoms now, cause another outbreak in June ?
How does the economy function if everyone does that ?
No police, firefighters, paramedics, doctors, or nurses turn up for duty ?
It killing far fewer with a massive lock down, how many would it kill if there wasn't a lock down?Google - Pneumonia The Old Mans Friend - then get back to me about what happens to people every day of the year.
CV is killing far less than cancer, heart disease and numerous other conditions.
And we have enough trouble getting people to stay indoors now, when the danger is a lot clearer and more present. Bearing that in mind, how do you think a lockdown in January could've been achieved?This virus appears to have started in China and was quickly unmanageable.
The early aim should have been to stop it getting into the UK.
My daughter in law is Spanish. A month ago her dad was sick in Spain with a "fever".
Her mum came to visit in London then went home. Both had the virus and her dad died last weekend, mum was in hospital.
If our borders had been closed she would not have been able to travel to london with the virus.
It would have stopped thousands of Brits travelling abroad and bringing it back.
The virus would have had a much smaller footprint in the UK.
If we had closed our borders in January to prevent the widespread introduction of the virus into the UK we might still be having some sort of normal life now with no lockdown and our economy ticking over.And we have enough trouble getting people to stay indoors now, when the danger is a lot clearer and more present. Bearing that in mind, how do you think a lockdown in January could've been achieved?
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