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    In a free society however it is harder to lockdown everyone. A communist regime or totalitarian one could do so easily. But we shouldn't wish for a better response to covid at the expense of our freedom IMHO. The Russians voted for Lenin because he told them they would stop fighting WW1 several months before it ended. And then they didn't vote for many many years after that. Everyone should.be responsible for themselves. Wear a mask face shield etc. Or stay home. I don't think these mass lockdowns are even legal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill31521 View Post
    In a free society however it is harder to lockdown everyone. A communist regime or totalitarian one could do so easily. But we shouldn't wish for a better response to covid at the expense of our freedom IMHO. The Russians voted for Lenin because he told them they would stop fighting WW1 several months before it ended. And then they didn't vote for many many years after that. Everyone should.be responsible for themselves. Wear a mask face shield etc. Or stay home. I don't think these mass lockdowns are even legal.
    The Govt has great power if they wish to use it and they most certainly can lock everything down.

    But just think for one moment if instead of Covid it was Ebola and people were dropping in the street by the 10s of thousands each day in rivers of blood.

    What would you do or want the Govt to do to protect you? What would you be willing to endure? What if these same folks refused to wear a mask then or socially distance?

    You say this isn't Ebola? Maybe not but little is known of this virus and personally I suspect many of the folks who catch it and have few if any symptoms are going to find out in the future that they have severe heart problems or lung problems or many other issues. Those who require hospitalization will most certainly be in for it down the road. In a way it's like playing Russian Roulette with your life.
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    I hear you. However there are inherent risks with most things. The best thing they can do is give us the information. Anyone who feels threatened by it should definitely stay home. I wear a mask. I social distance. I can deal with that. But telling me I can't leave my house or cant work (self employed here) UNLESS THEY WANT TO COMPENSATE ME 100% is not acceptable. All I know is everyone who is getting paid in full doesnt mind staying home. But there's too many of us who do not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill31521 View Post
    I hear you. However there are inherent risks with most things. The best thing they can do is give us the information. Anyone who feels threatened by it should definitely stay home. I wear a mask. I social distance. I can deal with that. But telling me I can't leave my house or cant work (self employed here) UNLESS THEY WANT TO COMPENSATE ME 100% is not acceptable. All I know is everyone who is getting paid in full doesnt mind staying home. But there's too many of us who do not.
    Then what you are really saying is millions can die. You can't rely on folks to do the right thing by themselves because we see over and over again they don't.

    My wife is a teacher and they say "well, if the kids sick they won't send them in to school" however under normal circumstances they send the kids in sick and when they start throwing up in school and complain not feeling well they say "I told mom but she said go in anyway".

    You can't change human nature.

    When they started putting seat belts in cars folks refused to wear them. Only ticketing forced them too. They didn't want to pay a couple hundred dollars for laminated windshields and padded dashboards and collapsible steering columns and a slew of other things that saved many many lives.

    Hey, it ain't gonna happen to me until it does and you go flying through the windshield and get cut to ribbons.
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    I say let everyone who is willing out. Those that are not willing should stay home. If they never locked everything down we would have been done with this already. There's a big price to pay for the economic losses in lives as well. The amount of cancer cases not discovered early because people were/are too scared to go the the doctor's office. Lots of kids not getting vaccinated. Etc etc etc. The lockdown and it's repercussions are going to be worse in the long run imo than the virus. I'm 55 years old. So in the higher risk group. I live in NY and am in NYC few days a week. Nothing to be scared about. wear your mask. Social distance. First responders in.nyc had a much lower rate of covidbthan the general population. Take precautions. But live your life! Unless you don't want to. Then in that case stay locked down. And having said that I'm out. We need to end this already.
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    Assuming no zoonotic transmission, and no other natural harbor for the virus, had the entire world in sync locked completely down for the entire replication cycle of this virus, we should already be over this. But...

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    Quote Originally Posted by randydance062449 View Post
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    Playing in a band called "The Local Hermits", I'm starting to live the gimmick lol!!!

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    I haven't been out of the house since this thing started except for a few car rides where I didn't get out of the car. I have a dentists appointment tomorrow and that will be the first time being really out and I have a supply of N-100 masks which they say are not acceptable because they have a exhaust port in them.

    My wife teaches and she can retire if she wants and if they decide to go back to normal teaching she be gone.
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