toast49 wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:51 pm
zackn wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:50 pm
toast49 wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:24 pm
Not a big fan of a ton of testing. As long as their is space to care for the sick and you have procedures to protect the elderly your in good shape.
No. That has already been proven false. You're describing what Sweden tried to do, and it failed. They did NOT protect the elderly and their death rate was higher than the USA's.
You don't get the point of testing, The point of testing is to identify and isolate the infected so they don't spread it. Once you realize that this whole "procedures to protect the elderly" is a bunch of bs (you cannot isolate the entire industry dedicated to caring for the elderly) you find the effective thing is to test, find the infected, and isolate them until they are no longer a threat.
Also in the USA it's a myth that the elderly are the only vulnerable population. It's the elderly, workers in certain industries, african-americans, and anyone of any age with certain pre-existing conditions.
My point pinhead is to protect the vulnerable group. I never mentioned sweeden. Don't be an unhinged womanly libtard.
Try not to indulge in junior high level namecalling--especially
when you completely misunderstood what was said.
I didn't say you mentioned Sweden--I was the one who brought Sweden up. I brought it up because Sweden is an example of a place that tried the approach you're recommending. And--it failed. So they tried the "don't test, protect the elderly thing" and it did not work
. Not only did they have a high number of fatalities overall, they also did NOT protect the elderly--the elderly there had a high fatality rate.
What does that prove? That the one place that tried your approach didn't even manage to protect the elderly.
That's setting aside the fact that in the USA, the elderly are not the only vulnerable population.
And again, the point of testing is to identify the infected and isolate them as a way to lower the spread of the virus. The point is containment.