I want to add some perspective.
We also now know that the CDC’s total deaths 806k for COVID-19 actually includes anyone that died during the pandemic and also tested positive for COVID-19 even if they clearly didn’t die from the virus. So the real deaths from Covid is a fraction of 806k.
I’ll leave you with a few questions.
- How many deaths is considered enough to warrant mask wearing and shutting down Shuls and Yeshivot? I assume 315,000-650,000 deaths is not enough because otherwise we would all be wearing masks every flu season.
Every year an estimated 290,000 to 650,000 people die in the world due to complications from seasonal influenza (flu) viruses.
Seeing the numbers presented are you at all surprised at smokers that lecture us about wearing masks?
How about those that speed and drive recklessly. Are we coming after them with the same conviction as we come after people not wearing masks? More people die every year from traffic accidents than Covid-19.
About 4 million people die each year from diabetes. Do you see anyone forcing fast food chain to shutter?
If we are so concerned about every life we should at least be consistent and care about EVERY life which includes shutting down the highways until we flatten the curve of motor vehicle accidents. We should shut down all fast food restaurants until we flatten the curve of diabetes and obesity deaths.
There is no denying the CODID-19 has claimed many lives, even people we knew well. It’s horrible. But there are thing we should do and things we need not do to protect ourselves. We do not tell people to lock themselves in their homes away from people their entire lives to protect them from every virus out there. Hashem created our bodies with the ability to fight virus (99% of people beat COVID-19 without issue).
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