The goal on the part of the extreme Left early on was suppression of economic activity, especially the so-called “non-essential” side, under the guise of public health.
Even before Covid, many tried to talk down the stock market, wished for a recession, and insisted the economy only worked for 1%. They will NOT re-open the way were, if they can get in the way.
The re-open goal posts started at a firm 30-day lock down, shelter-in-place, social distancing. The goal posts have gradually moved (back) for dozens of reasons since then.
Since not even one death, but just from Covid, made no sense, the general approach recently has been to re-open with “guidelines”. Guidelines so oppressive that the economy is effectively, essentially, still shut down.
The latest chess move. Introduce quietly the idea that society will have to be adjusted to accommodate the most vulnerable (elderly and/or those with serious comorbidities) so they can participate just like everyone else in the age of Covid. A variation of ADA.
Two new chess moves were recently introduced by the far Left. Both generally fall under strict liability.
Vector: If you are contagious, knowingly or not, and you violate a stay at-home-order and come out, or come out even after an order has been lifted, and you transmit the virus, you are guilty of the harm caused.
Conduit: If you do not have Covid, knowingly or not, and you violate a stay at-home-order and come out, or come out even after an order has been lifted, and you catch and transmit the virus, you are guilty of the harm caused.
Colleges should have been the first major hot spots
Not only were they not first, none are hot spots. Do the experts really understand Covid?
Those college students, many with older parents at home, would have then infected their parents. Easy tracing. But this is not happened. Why?
Why Lombardy Italy, NYC, nursing homes?
Is NYC a hot spot?
The population of the city is nearly 10,000,000 and very densely packed with a large number of international residents and visitors.
Assume the effective population is double that over let’s say the course of a month with people from all over the world transiting in and out.
“suppress economic activity”
How many deaths will result from the “suppress economic activity” strategy essentially imposed on the world by policy makers in developed countries?
Starvation is already a problem in parts of the world and that means children.