The Coronavirus Spread is the Most Influential Event in the Last Decade
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Decade: 10 years, starting from 2010 to 2020
Coronavirus: a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
Event: a thing that happens, especially one of importance.
Influential: the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of others
Burden of Proof is shared
I.a Considering Pro’s flawed definition of an eleven-year decade, which, as demonstrated in my r1, invalidates the entire debate, and in light of my hope that Pro will, regardless, carry on the debate, as evidenced by the effort of an r2 argument, and, based on his r1 conclusion that I have not offered a more influential event for my corrected decade [2010 to 2019], ignoring that I do not fire all my guns at once [not all arguments in one round, I will humor my hope, and my opponent, with additional argument.
I.b First, however, I will rebut Pro’s r2:
I.b.1 Pro indicated that a decade “…does not necessarily mean 2010 – 2019.” Correct; it is any period of ten years, per the definition of “decade.” However, Pro did designate 2010 as the beginning of his decade of argument within which the Coronavirus must allegedly be the most influential of the decade, which, by my r1 argument, must conclude in 2019. Therefore, I repeat the conclusion of my r1 argument: as of the close of 2019, the Coronavirus was not yet “the most influential event”of even that decade, but only was under the condition that Pro’s decade extended to the eleventh year: 2020. As that does not meet the definition of a decade, and since I charge that even though Pro admits the mistake, it renders his argument null and void. I see no other course of a decision.
I.b.2 Pro offered a source in his brief r2 argument, https://itstillworks.com/out-cell-phone-carrier-information-6184932.html
- which, though interesting information relative to the coincidental ten-digit telephone number, including U.S. area code, [like a ten-year decade?], and the search for cell phone carrier information – this information does not appear relevant to the debate subject. Perhaps Pro can explain.
I.b.3 Pro followed this referenced source with another to indicate people’s difficulty to “agree on when the decade ends.” The article, again, is an interesting bit of information, but I question the relevance of this reference, as well. We do have designated centuries, periods of 100 years, such as our current 21st century. However, decades do not have socially significant designations that will always begin and end on particular years, so the reference, again, has naught to do with this debate. This debate was defined, erroneously, on a period designated by Pro as beginning 2010, and ending 2020. Refer to my complete r1 argument, and above, I.b.1.
II Argument: Significant event of the decade 2010 to 2019
II.a For the sake of argument, let’s discuss an event that might compete for the top influencer of the proper decade ending 2020; 2011 to 2020. At the close of our proper decade, in 2019, literally 13 days prior to its close, the President of the United States, for only the third time in this country’s history, suffered impeachment at the hands of the United States House of Representatives, affecting the lives of every voting adult in the U.S., at least; some 138M people.
II.a.1 138M people affected by impeachment of the President, against, to date, not yet August 2020, 130,250 dead by Coronavirus in the U.S, is 0.9% affect by the virus. Considered against the worldwide Coronavirus-caused infected as of now, using Pro’s figure of 15M, 10.8% issue of influence against the impeachment. There was a risk within the period of time between the impeachment and the resulting Senate trial to convict the President [remove him from office] that may have had worldwide effect, however, two points negate the effect.
II.a.1.A First, the risk of removal of the President was low considering a majority of the Senate consisted of members of the President’s party.
II.a.2 Second, and more to the point, the decision of the Senate fell outside the far limirt5 of the close of the decade, 2010 through 2019, rendering the risk of change in the U.S. Presidency after the close of the decade, rendering it the same non-effect as that of the Coronavirus in 2020. Therefore, by the numbers of this argument, the Coronavirus is not the most influential event, even limited to a political event, in a corrected 2010 to 2019 decade, let alone a decade as defined by Pro.
I conclude this round of rebuttal/argument, certain of my meeting my Burden of Proof that, contrary to the debate proposal, the Coronavirus is not the most influential event of the proper last decade, 2010 to 2019. I await Pro’s round 3.