Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 2 months ago

It looks like the Republicans want Herd Immunity. Even if that didn't work in Sweden?

Would you agree to get infected, hit or miss, if people in your family die they die?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    The idea of herd immunity through mass infection is insane.  The low end estimate says that we need 50% immunity to gain herd immunity.  That means that at least 150 million Americans will have to contract the coronavirus.  So it's a simple numbers game.  One percent of covid infectees die and 20% are hospitalized.  So if 150 million people have to catch it that means that 1.5 million will die and 30 million will have to be hospitalized.  But that's actually a low ball since we can't handle anywhere near 30 million hospitalizations.  So an awful lot of those people who need hospitalization won't get it and will die. 

    And what's the benefit of this?  Sweden shows that there is none.  They pursued herd immunity on the theory that it would cost a few more lives but save their economy from the hardship of lockdowns.  But their economy is doing worse than those of their neighbors.  A herd immunity strategy would be devastating in America.  People would be dropping like flies.  Millions would be dead and millions of others would be too sick to work.  Others would be left with long term impairments.  We'd see whole industries collapse.  How on earth is that better than having people wear masks?

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The math I did indicates that herd immunity will result an an additional 2.2 million unnecessary deaths, in the USA alone.

  • Jim2
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Only a complete and total moronic, deluded, imbecile.. Edit.. or someone that hates people.. wants to risk people getting sick and dying with a vaccine just around the corner. THAT is how you get herd immunity. By vaccination.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Not all Republicans are Trumpsters, nor did all of us vote for him.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Learn how to spell you bent moron

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I want to find a cure for Liberalism.

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