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Old 03-22-2020, 07:53 PM
Stranger On A Train is offline
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Originally Posted by Ravenman View Post
You know, using the comparison to auto accidents is really showing an extreme level of ignorance of what is at stake.

Starting thinking Civil War, WW2, nuclear war level of deaths.
Not quite as extreme as a nuclear exchange, and not the infrastructure destruction of war, but getting arndou to that order of magnitude of deaths, at least. And this is going to cause a lot of changes in both the global economy and international relations, because this is not the last pandemic we are going to face; as we see more waves of migration and food insecurity resulting from climate change and political unrest, the potential for local epidemics to become major pandemics rises. We're going to be experiencing major changes regardless of whether we sit on our hands or take action, and at least taking an active role now will give us feedback on what works and what doesn't in future outbreaks.