Unpopular Opinion: COVID really isn’t that bad, the hospitals are over-run due to government mismanagement, and we are headed for an economic collapse unlike anything we’ve ever seen.
The over-run hospitals aren’t due to anti-vaxxers, it’s due to the many short falls of the US government. Instead of spending 11.7 trillion dollars on bail outs for businesses that should not have been shut down, as well as stimulus checks for people that should have been working, other countries spent a fraction of that money setting up quarantine/ treatment centers and wards separate from the hospitals so that the hospitals could focus on their normal procedures.
To back what I’m getting at, we can look at Switzerland, a beautiful real-world example. This article from NPR discusses how vaccines will continue causing mutations of COVID. It is possible it will be manageable, but it will escalate the severity of each mutation. In Switzerland they allow herd immunity by staying mostly open and allow the virus to slowly run its course by implementing some measures such as masking. Switzerland’s vaccine percentage is about 57%, while in the US it is about 62%. With more of our population vaccinated, you would think we’d have less deaths, but if you look at this chart comparing the USA to Switzerland’s death’s per capita, you’ll find that Switzerland’s death rate is half of what ours is and has been since the beginning of this pandemic. Obviously, there are other contributing factors outside of herd immunity… If you look at Switzerland’s obesity rate vs the US, you can see that Swiss are 41.8% obese when compared to the USA’s staggering 73.1% obesity rate. We know that the number one comorbidity factor is obesity. In this CNBC article it states, “Of those who were admitted, 27.8% were overweight and 50.2% were obese, according to the CDC report.” Yet, instead of recommending exercise, vitamins, portion control, less soda, etc. the US pushes for vaccinations over building your overall health. If the CDC/Government genuinely cared about any of our health, then insulin would be cheaper for the34.2 million people in the US that have diabetes, cancer treatment would be cheaper and more attainable for the 600,000 people that died of cancer in 2019.
To cover their butts, the government pulled the classic trick where they turn everyone against each other, so they blame each other instead of them, and it worked very well. Now we have people more divided than they ever have been while the government continues to introduce increasingly over-reaching laws and regulations that hurt the population and is inching us ever closer to the worst economic crisis we have ever seen. Think COVID is bad? Wait until hospitals can’t even afford to stay open because the dollar is useless. Our country is based completely on derivatives and investments, unlike other countries that are based off high volume manufacturing. We are so over-leveraged right now that a collapse is inevitable. If we don’t soon accept that COVID truly isn’t that deadly, and that the worst thing it’s causing right now is “over-run” hospitals which could be easily mitigated by opening new and temporary facilities, then COVID will be a joke compared to what it will be like when our country resembles Venezuela.
Edit 1: people are forgetting that everyone, except for the immune compromised, in this country has the availability to get a shot that prevents them from dying from this virus… every single person that has died recently of COVID, had the opportunity to prevent that for months. If I die tomorrow of COVID I can’t blame anyone but myself.
Article from r/Libertarian: For a Free Society