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Old 03-22-2020, 11:07 PM
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This notion that if we just let the virus burn through the population, kill whomever it is going to kill, and then return to life pre-2020 is patent nonsense. There are going to be serious economic consequences regardless of what we do because of impact on the global supply system, and we need to start making the kind of changes to make our economy, medical system, and society in general more robust against this kind of epidemic because it is not a one time event. The only surprise here is that it took this long for a global pandemic to break out, and one caused by an influenza outbreak or viral hemorrhagic fever could easily have a mortality an order of magnitude greater.

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