originally posted by: blueman12
a reply to: The2Billies
Yea but what if you're wrong and nobody did social distancing and the u.s. got much worse?
I'm not blaming anyone about social distancing.
I am blaming the virus and what it has done to the nation.
I am all for self-isolation suggestions, and requesting the nation self-isolate as much as possible, even social distance as much as possible, a
REQUEST for the nation.
Those who choose not to self-isolate, take their chances at getting the virus and giving it to loved ones.
We all must be exposed eventually. There won't be a vaccine for close to 2 years because of the process.
We can't keep this up until there is a vaccine, it will destroy the nation and the psyche and will of the people.
I understand that enforced isolation will slow the spread and keep hospitals from being overwhelmed.
But unless we are willing to keep this up for 18 months to 2 years, which we can not. We must accept that everyone who chooses not to self-isolate
will be exposed and risk the ultimate penalty, death for themselves or their loved ones.
I pray every day for a cure to be found, one that can be out quicker than the 18 months for a vaccine.
But if we keep this up the entire country will be in ruins, lives in ruins, and a thoroughly depressed and psyche damaged (from long term isolation)
citizenry who are entrenched in "me first" and "hoarding for themselves" that it might take a generation or so to recover.
Suggesting self-isolation, social distancing, even actually requiring masks in public those I am ok with. But keeping up the lockdown much more than
another week or two will utterly destroy the economy and destroy any cohesiveness between people as they will be so conditioned to fear and distrust
even the best among us.
We will become economically dependent upon a government almost none of us trusts or even likes a little, because we have already be conditioned to so
deeply hate/fear/loathe the "other party" the past 12 years or so.
edit on 4/6/20 by The2Billies because: addition formatting