Okay, here’s the deal as I see it.
First, people can accuse me of not taking this virus thing seriously, that 's fine. I do take it seriously.
The fear thrust upon people causes irrational behavior and leads to poor decisions.
As for Sweden, it’s much too early to pass judgment on this. Although they could have higher illness and death rates early on they could have far fewer of both later on. Their plan is to be basically done with this virus thing in a month. In the end they could have better overall results WITHOUT destroying their economy and ruining the lives and livelihoods of their citizens and their heal care system. The folks who don’t want to participate are physically distancing themselves from others. That’s fine.
It’s too early to tell if an approach like that of Sweden was better or worse. I’m open minded and hope that they made the right decisions. We can all learn from this.
Panic has never been a good strategy. Call me names, put words in my mouth, tell me what I’m feeling about myself and other people if you are so inclined to be judgmental, whatever floats the boat.
I will remain open minded, optimistic, and hopeful.
By the way, so far, all the dire consequences that were predicted to befall Florida because we’ve maintained much freedom, has yet to be realized.
Giving up freedom is not necessarily helpful in ending this bout of flu-like illness.
My wife just read to me an article about a hospital up north near my other location. They’ve laid off thousands of workers and eliminated hundreds of staff positions. What will be left of our health care system later? How many will be sick and die from a decimated health care system and other such “industries” wiped out by closing down our country? Think about that.
We played golf this morning with 3 other couples. Nobody was fearful or panic stricken. We physically distanced ourselves and it was no big deal. We had lots of fun and the golf course was in business making money and employing people. The golf course was actually quite busy, considering it is now off season (because of warmer weather).
One thing is for sure. I do not fear this virus. It will end it’s run. Fear has never been useful to me.