JEFFREY HERMAN, San Clemente
Just to put things in perspective, here are the number of death estimates year-by-year, from the regular seasonal flu virus, as provided by the CDC website:
At no time has the U.S. gone on a nationwide lockdown for any of these virus outbreaks. In fact, doing so prevents the normal societal mass immunization that all of our bodies undergo each year by allowing exposure to a virus.
Note that the CDC has explained that the death numbers from the current virus are inflated due to allowing deaths from existing causes to be included in the total count.
An example the CDC gave is that if someone with heart disease dies of a heart attack, and also tests positive for the current virus, that death would be counted as from the virus.
We’re told that if closing the entire nation will save just one life, why wouldn’t we do it? My response to that is this: With over 40,000 highway-related deaths each year, why are we still driving?
If we could prevent just one death by giving up our vehicles why wouldn’t
we do so?
Common sense isn’t so common anymore.