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Probably something that many of us are thinking -- and this from a long-time NYC resident.

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We Cannot Destroy The Country For The Sake Of New York City

by David Marcus - April 3, 2020

 

[...] Now we are in the grip of the coronavirus, locked down.  But our peril must not mean that the nation we represent must be destroyed. [...]

 

Continues here: https://thefederalist.com/2020/04/03/we-cannot-destroy-the-country-for-the-sake-of-new-york-city/  

 

 

 


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I hope many states re-open businesses soon, if New York and NYC want to stay locked down for long periods, it largely serves as an indicator that businesses should be elsewhere. Destroying livelihood of so many people and forcefully trainwrecking an entire national economy over the potential deaths of so few makes little sense. People can adjust, this is where a population looking out for one another is slightly more useful than one relying on big government (the big problem creator) to solve their problems.

Edited by Burnt Reynolds

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Awesome. Lot of business for funeral directors and lawyers in a couple months. Seriously, great idea. Time to invest in drive-in cemeteries and I hope that Amazon, like Costco, starts selling coffins. DIY mask tutorials are so yesterday, time for diy tombstones (sculpting the stone is a bit hard, so I suggest Martha Stewart's reusable stencils).

 

Dead is dead

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19 minutes ago, Lemonslice said:

Awesome. Lot of business for funeral directors and lawyers in a couple months. Seriously, great idea. Time to invest in drive-in cemeteries and I hope that Amazon, like Costco, starts selling coffins. DIY mask tutorials are so yesterday, time for diy tombstones (sculpting the stone is a bit hard, so I suggest Martha Stewart's reusable stencils).

 

Dead is dead

8daystilEaster 

 

 

 

Still more deaths from the flu globally than Covid19 since January 1, 2020.  I guess that is a deadly virus as well.


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5 minutes ago, yuna628 said:

Another shameful article from a publication that has lost any former credibility. 

 

Hope there's some spare PPE left for the morticians... they are getting infected too and can barely keep up with the bodies. Oh wait we're running out of body bags, hope the rest of the ''open'' states can manufacture them for us while we're all too busy dying. :thumbs:

Just dump the body in mass graves. Dead is dead, who cares, really?

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57 minutes ago, Dashinka said:

Still more deaths from the flu globally than Covid19 since January 1, 2020.  I guess that is a deadly virus as well.

If you are to believe China COVID-19 numbers, sure.  But, no need to worry, US COVID-19 deaths will insure a COVID-19 victory.  

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8 minutes ago, Lemonslice said:

Just dump the body in mass graves. Dead is dead, who cares, really?

I know. I'm sure we could find someone at the Federalist that will be happy to argue how economical that is for us all.


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7 minutes ago, yuna628 said:

I know. I'm sure we could find someone at the Federalist that will be happy to argue how economical that is for us all.

Maybe there's a resident Malthusian on the masthead who could explain it to us, and how a cull of the weaker among us will ultimately be for the benefit of a stronger America. 🙄

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1 hour ago, Dashinka said:

Still more deaths from the flu globally than Covid19 since January 1, 2020.  I guess that is a deadly virus as well.

 

     There are 3 different strains of flu virus causing illness this year and all have been widely circulating since late fall, which is kind of unusual. Even given that, we are looking at another 2-3 weeks and 2020 US deaths caused by Sars-CoV2 will pass the cumulative totals for all 3 flu strains. 


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2 hours ago, yuna628 said:

Another shameful article from a publication that has lost any former credibility. 

 

Hope there's some spare PPE left for the morticians... they are getting infected too and can barely keep up with the bodies. Oh wait we're running out of body bags, hope the rest of the ''open'' states can manufacture them for us while we're all too busy dying. :thumbs:

8200 deaths, and suddenly the morgues cannot keep up, is that what you are saying?

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4 hours ago, Burnt Reynolds said:

I hope many states re-open businesses soon, if New York and NYC want to stay locked down for long periods, it largely serves as an indicator that businesses should be elsewhere. Destroying livelihood of so many people and forcefully trainwrecking an entire national economy over the potential deaths of so few makes little sense. People can adjust, this is where a population looking out for one another is slightly more useful than one relying on big government (the big problem creator) to solve their problems.

That's what the UK thought. They changed their minds very quickly.


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