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If you have to justify yourself like that, then you are far from smart.Not ignorance, just way smarter than most people.
See I met someone like yourself a few weeks ago down the park. Great chat as most of my friends don't go deep into topics and always mix in misinformation. He was on the right track, thinking about the world as a whole and quite abstract way of thinking, but far too gone into conspiracy hogwash and it was all a giant word salad.
Absolute lost cause, remember to keep yourself in check, balanced thought process is like balanced diet. You sway too much in one side and it's not healthy for you.
To answer your comment your statistics are completely incorrect.
It doesn't take a genius to piece it all together. This virus is potentially devastating if containment measures fail. Far worse than the seasonal flu.The virulence (R0) of SARS-CoV-2 is estimated between 1.4-6.49, with a mean estimate of 3.28 . This mean estimate is much higher than the seasonal flu, which has an R0 of 1.3 . What this means is that SARS-CoV-2 spreads signficantly faster than the seasonal flu.
The Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of SARS-CoV-2 is at least 2-3% . This is 20-30 times higher than the CFR of the season flu, which is around .1% .
SARS-CoV-2 can be transmitted without the infected showing any symptoms .This makes it much more difficult to control.
Roughly 20% of SARS-CoV-2 infections result in serious symptoms that require medical intervention . This is more than 10 times the hospitalization rate of the seasonal flu.
Symptoms from SARS-CoV-2 can persist over a month compared to the seasonal flu where symptoms typically tend to clear after 5 days .
There is no vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 whereas people regularly get annual flu shots.
There is no herd immunity for SARS-CoV-2 which means that it can theoretically infect the entire population. See, for example, a Korean psychiatric department where the virus infected 99/102 people.
Now, consider the multiplicative effect that all of these attributes have for the virus. Compared to the seasonal flu, SARS-CoV-2 (1) spreads faster; (2) kills far more; (3) is harder to control; (4) requires use of far more medical resources; (5) for far longer a period of time; (6) has no effective treatment; and (7) can infect entire populations.
These factors mean that SARS-CoV-2, if left unchecked, is far more likely to overwhelm a country's medical infrastructure. Additionally, when medical infrastructure is overwhelmed, the CFR will skyrocket because we know that 20% of cases require medical intervention.
When’s the last time a government that values economic success over all else quarantined 60 million people?
Again tell it to the truck loads of bodies that were in Italy. Go on, go say that to the relatives that lost their dear ones. Bloody "just a flu" some people are truly misinformed.