Maybe younger people tho who can't make mature adult decisions tho might need extra help.
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Guess what happens if people just go back to lives as normal? .........A surge in infections. And what does it take to prevent that? Stay at home orders to flatten it.
How many of us already got it and were asymptomatic? We shouldn't quarantine the healthy; quarantine was always used for the sick. Plus we've had two months to get ready for a return; how much longer do we need to twiddle our thumbs?
Here where I live, the Netherlands, about 3% have had it at the end of April. That’d be in no way sufficient for herd immunity, 20% would be insufficient either
Well the Netherlands isn't the US; which is what the original question was about. So if the Netherlands needs to maintain a stay at home order; then maybe they should. I don't know what the situation is there; I just know what it is here. And in the US we are at a point where staying home is not the ideal situation anymore.
Sure. But do you think that a far more densely populated population having 3% infected over a timespan of more than a month of lockdown somehow makes it remotely possible that a far less densely populated country, the US, would have reached remotely significant levels to attain herd immunity? That is obviously not the case
Basically, if you reopen too much, more lockdowns will be necessary. It’ll be a second wave of needing to “flatten the curve” by stay-at-home orders lasting a few months
Over 60% of new cases in New York are from people who stayed at home. Cell phone tracking data also showed that about that many people adhered to the state's stay at home order. So staying at home doesn't even protect you from getting the virus. It only slows down the speed that it spreads. We currently have plenty of hospital beds to withstand a 2nd wave; and since almost everyone is going to get this virus we should open up now that we are better prepared.
Yes, the whole point of stay-at-home orders is to have people infect others at home instead of people on public transport, their work or public gatherings, who then infect everyone at their home. It protects society as a whole from exponential growth, for which no healthcare system is designed. Not even the Italians in Lombardy, with one of the best in Europe, could take that pressure.