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2020-03-30 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Virus Has Exposed Modern Americans' Disconnect from Reality
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Posted by Besoeker 2020-03-30 05:49|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [254 views ]  Top

#1  there are proven ways to deal with them that don’t involve shutting down the economy and putting everyone under house arrest.

Funny that it should turn out to be the Swedes who are showing the greatest calm and understanding of the above.

Perhaps their approach is wrong. Perhaps it's a balanced and wise approach that will end up saving lives. We shall see.
Posted by Lex 2020-03-30 08:10||   2020-03-30 08:10|| Front Page Top

#2 It will be interesting to see what does happen in Sweden. Will they develop "herd immunity" and be ready when the virus reappears (which it certainly will)?

And what about countries like us who are quarantining and so not developing "herd immunity"? Will we go through this every year or every few years?

I really have no idea, but I'm hoping the Swedish model works well.
Posted by Tom 2020-03-30 11:32||   2020-03-30 11:32|| Front Page Top

#3 I really have no idea, but I'm hoping the Swedish model works well.

About as well as their immigration model, I expect.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-03-30 12:27||   2020-03-30 12:27|| Front Page Top

#4 Watch what Sweden does when their death rate climbs higher and higher...
Posted by crazyhorse 2020-03-30 19:34||   2020-03-30 19:34|| Front Page Top

#5 Watch what Sweden does when their death rate climbs higher and higher.

Given that they have seen even fewer cases of flu than Sweden experienced last year, and that the case fatality rate doesn't appear to be much worse, I doubt they'll change course.

We shall see.
Posted by Lex 2020-03-30 20:42||   2020-03-30 20:42|| Front Page Top

#6 1) The economy isn't shut down.

2) No one is under house arrest.

3) The "we overreacted" case isn't helped by overreacting.

4) I suspect the people writing this kind of tripe will never admit any precautions worked. They've made their conclusions, and they will not be swayed. It's as ideological as anything any leftist ever puked out.

5) The contempt for the rest of the population apparent in this article is hardly the way to convince people that liberty is the way to go. If your opinion of them is really that low, make the jump and be a Marxist; you're only a step away.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2020-03-30 21:26||   2020-03-30 21:26|| Front Page Top

#7 Fwiw I didn't post that article and don't particularly care for hysteria of any sort, either all-govt-is-evil or all-capitalists-are-evil.

We simply have a competing approach, ironically enough, from an extremely socialist and egalitarian society, based on a refusal to accept the extreme conclusions of doom-mongers.

Maybe the Swedes are right. Maybe not. But the important point of the Swedish exception is that we now have what classical liberals aka conservatives everywhere say they favor: competition. There is a competing approach.

May the best approach win.
Posted by Lex 2020-03-30 21:46||   2020-03-30 21:46|| Front Page Top

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