Looks like SLL isn’t the only one out there who thinks the coronavirus cure will be far worse than the disease. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:
Infamous for his painful but ultimately profitable “big short” bet against mortgage-backed securities during the 2008 financial crisis, Michael Burry, the doctor-turned-hedge-fund-manager has been on a multi-day Twitter rant claiming that the lockdowns intended to contain the COVID-19 pandemic are worse than the disease itself.
Echoing the thoughts of many, Burry opined in a series of tweets over the past two weeks that the government-enforced lockdowns and business shutdowns across America may trigger one of the country’s deepest-ever economic contractions, and further still, are not necessary to contain the epidemic (on March 22nd).
COVID-19 policy cannot be settled by CYA politicians career ID docs. Too much hammer/nail and too little common sense.
POTUS must reflect the interests of the working class and small business here – the economy cannot crash 30% to save the 0.2%.
Set America Free!
If COVID-19 testing were universal, the fatality rate would be less than 0.2%.
This is no justication for sweeping government policies, lacking any and all nuance, that destroy the lives, jobs, and businesses of the other 99.8%.