is 180000 dead due to coronavirus an acceptable loss to not shut down the economy?

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  • n8nrgmi
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    there was a poll that said most republicans said it was an acceptable loss. most dems said it's not. 

    i would say it is an acceptable loss in the bigger picture. but it still didn't need to be that way. if people wore masks and social distanced and such better, we could be like other countries where they didn't have such a high rate of death. one thing i dont know, though, is how their economies look, or how open for business their economies are. 
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    are 3 million Americans dying every year an acceptable loss?
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    Or we could've done what Sweden did and never shut down. They pretty much have nothing to worry about over there and the herd immunity strategy seems to be working.
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    loaded question
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    are 3 million Americans dying every year an acceptable loss?
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    in what way
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    Because I would like to know what the threshold of yearly American deaths is before we decide to imprison the population in their homes.
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    good question
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    CDC numbers:

    As a base number before Trump..

    In 2015, a total of 2,712,630 resident deaths were registered in the United States—86,212 more deaths than in 2014.

    During Trump:

    In 2019 (pre Corona) Number of deaths: 2,813,503

    Now we don't know what the actual final CDC count is for total American deaths for 2020 yet, but assuming we could add 200,000 due to Covid without taking any deaths away from other co-morbidities in 2020...

    2020 deaths might look like 3,000,000 (although it's probably going to be alot closer to 2,900,000) considering the number of total deaths seems to increase by around 80,000 per year normally due to population increases.

    So what I am asking is that 2,800,000 deaths means we can go to work normally but 3,000,000 deaths means we do not go to work normally?

    Is this the actual threshold?
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    And why that number? What is so fucking special about 3,000,000 ?

    And what is so special about a COVID death compared to the 99% of deaths from other sources? Are those other Americans not just as dead regardless?
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    i agree
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    And what is so special about a COVID death compared to the 99% of deaths from other sources? Are those other Americans not just as dead regardless?
    The difference I'm afraid,  is that without the shutdowns that occurred all over the world, the death toll would have risen much, much higher (in theory of course since the shutdowns DID occur).  The difference lies in how many ON TOP OF what already occurs regularly is okay.  Many deaths cannot be prevented and many can, but are difficult to put in place (such as gun laws, etc . . ).   The difference is that the high numbers come from ALL DISCIPLINES, all diseases, all crimes, all normal old age ailments.  The powers that be cannot allow a SINGLE disease to contribute so significantly to a new total.  Now maybe the shutdowns were not necessary, maybe they helped greatly.  That is another argument.  But I understand why they happened.
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    The difference I'm afraid,  is that without the shutdowns that occurred all over the world, the death toll would have risen much, much higher (in theory of course since the shutdowns DID occur)

    Or we could've done what Sweden did and never shut down. They pretty much have nothing to worry about over there and the herd immunity strategy seems to be working.

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    We also don't know how many deaths can be attributed to the lockdowns until we get the final tally for 2020 on suicides and other health declines from atrophy, poor eating, and depression. We really don't know that the cure was worse than the disease until we see the final total deaths for 2020.

    Then we can assess if the quality of life dropped much more disproportionally than the quantity of life in 2020. 

    If you don't want to wait on the science, you can just vote the guy in that wants us to go back to work instead of sitting around at home.
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    Or we could've done what Sweden did and never shut down. They pretty much have nothing to worry about over there and the herd immunity strategy seems to be working.
    Really?  

    Sweden's COVID Policy Didn't Create Herd Immunity

    COVID-19:  Herd Immunity in Sweden Fails to Materialize
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    Fake news wants to spin their own narrative, but you can read this graph and make your own judgement.
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    If you don't want to wait on the science, you can just vote the guy in that wants us to go back to work instead of sitting around at home.
    With over 183,000 deaths and rising, I think I will not.  And I always go with the science.
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    With over 183,000 deaths and rising, I think I will not.  And I always go with the science.

    And the other 2,800,000 deaths meant nothing to you before coronavirus or Trump? That's okay, because 340,000,000 Americans agreed with you before the media manufactured the popular outrage.

    Meanwhile, your favorite anti-Trumper miss Pelosi flips the bird at your 183,000 number as she slinks away, unmasked from her beauty salon.
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    Great static. Do you also know that America has 330M people. Do you also know that only 3% of Americans die from contracting COVID. Let's play the statistic game then shall we?

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    Fake news wants to spin their own narrative, but you can read this graph and make your own judgement.
    According to your graph Sweden is doing worse though...
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    Meanwhile.

    Your favorite anti-Trumper, Miss Pelosi.

    Flips the bird at your 183,000 number.

    As she slinks away unmasked.

    From her beauty salon.
    Poetry.
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    You're right though.

    Death is inevitable.

    And 183,000 is an emotional number.
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    They are doing better than some EU countries and worse than France. The point is that not locking down didn't turn them into the New York death house, who sent sick people to retirement homes.

    The lockdown was totally unneccesary.
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    No I meant that according to your graph they are just doing terrible, worse than pretty much everyone. Only three others doing worse than them according to you. Not sure if that is accurate, I am just going off of your info.
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    worse than pretty much everyone. 

    That's weird. I was unaware that Italy, Spain, UK, New York, and New Jersey were pretty much no one.

    But I guess when you are looking for groupthink, "everyone" is a subjective term for sure.

    The point is that not locking down didn't turn them into the New York death house, or  the New Jersey slaughtertorium for old people.

    It also didn't cause them to become the death camps of the UK, Spain, or Italy.

    If your argument is to say that a no lockdown policy is objectively dangerous, group-thinking the term "everyone" is a bad way to go about it.

    It's also insanely lazy.