What If the Coronavirus Had Spread Without Detection? by John Tamny

The world would be a lot better place if things had just been allowed to run their course without lockdowns, masks, social distancing, and all the other nonsense. From John Tamny at realclearmarkets.com:

What If the Coronavirus Had Spread Without Detection?

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Among those who’ve watched the tragic and needless lockdowns unfold over the last 11 months, a frequent question has come up: what if the coronavirus had spread, but had never been diagnosed or detected? Would life have been any different absent the discovery of what has caused a massive global panic among politicians?

It’s not an unreasonable question. Really, ask yourself what politicians and nail-biting media members would have done 100 years ago if the virus had revealed itself. Since work was a destination for realistically everyone, there’s no way there could have been lockdowns. People would have revolted.

As for deaths, life expectancy was already relatively low in the 1920s. This is relevant when it’s remembered that the coronavirus in a death sense has largely been associated with nursing homes. These homes weren’t very common one hundred years ago, and they weren’t mainly because pneumonia, tuberculosis and other major killers had a tendency to get to us long before we reached old age. Translated, there likely weren’t enough old people in the 1920s for the virus to have had any kind of lethal impact. Due to a lack of old people, the virus perhaps wouldn’t have been discovered in the first place. Think about it.

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One response to “What If the Coronavirus Had Spread Without Detection? by John Tamny

  1. Perhaps one of the biggest disasters created by the political classes.

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