Coronavirus Battle Lines Drawn: Rationality vs. Paranoia | Beaufort County Now | Sure, the number of deaths seem staggering, but what that statistics does not tell you is how many deaths there would have been had there have been no COVID. | beaufort observer, coronavirus, covid-19, battle lines, rationality, paranoia, august 18, 2020

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Coronavirus Battle Lines Drawn: Rationality vs. Paranoia

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    For those who have contracted COVID, or even worse, for those who have died from complications associated with the virus, it is indeed a terrible thing. However, from a public policy standpoint in most areas of the country, and excluding nursing homes, there is no pandemic. Sure, the number of deaths seem staggering, but what that statistics does not tell you is how many deaths there would have been had there have been no COVID.

    We have already been told by the head of the Center for Disease Control that more people have died from suicides, associated with depression from the lockdown and economic devastation draconian policies have produced, than have died from COVID. We could go on and on. The problem, it seems to us, can be boiled down to this: Rationality vs Paranoia. It's like the ole "if it will save just one life it is worth doing..." irrational things argument. So when we came across a podcast on Conservative Review by Daniel Horowitz we thought we should publish it and suggest that it could inform how each of us views, or should view, this situation and perhaps help bring some sanity back to the so-called "crisis."


    Horowitz introduces the podcast by saying: Today, I explain how the Left has successfully created such a low threshold for pandemic panic that even as the virus becomes a cold for most people, they will never stop the fearmongering. We need a rational approach to combat them. I'm joined by data guru Justin Hart, who, along with 20 other data experts, has created a new website, RationalGround.com, to disseminate rational thought, accurate data, and scientific perspective on the virus that has created more upheaval in our lives than anything in modern history.

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    Listen to the podcast HERE.


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