posted on Mar, 16 2020 @ 02:20 PM
a reply to: Edumakated
The "more to it" part is the math part, sorry to say. Your average medium-sized city has 1000 or fewer ICU
beds. The virus is novel and hardly
anyone has built-in immunity. If the infected but well infect the already sick elderly all at once we will overload our hospital system and thousands
(or even millions) will die. The correct answer is to slow everything down so those sick patients trickle in over a longer period of time.
If the system overloads we won't just triage by age and medical history. Young healthy people who suffer an accident, for example, may never get
treatment in time and die from otherwise treatable injuries. You don't want to live in a world where the medical system is overburdened and barely
functional. That world is what we are trying to prevent.