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Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:26 PM

Let's play "would you rather?"

My son just mentioned something I hadn't previously considered...

He works in the restaurant business as a kitchen manager, and, needless to say, business is awful.

So, fearful for his job, this is what he just said to me:

"I'd rather be infected with the coronavirus than to lose my job for two or three months".

Would you rather?

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Goodheart Mar 2020 OP
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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:29 PM

1. h would lose his

job if he were infected

get your point but perspective is everything
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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:30 PM

2. Nope.

Iíd rather the sick and infirmed get the care they need without the risk of dying from a pandemic virus.

This isnít about individuals anymore. Itís about preserving the medical system in order to prevent a mass death event.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:37 PM

3. That's a lot easier to say when you are not in a demographic with the higher death rate...

The economic pain -- and it is vast -- does not correlate with death risk -- which is also vast -- across most demographics. That is something competent state and federal administrations would be grappling with. Unfortunately we definitely do not have the latter, and the former is hit-and-miss depending on where you live.

But to answer your question, both options generate a sickening feeling of anxiety. Given that I've got a lot of relatives in the more-vulnerable category, I guess I'd go for the 2-3 month job loss.

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