| | Re: Progress: Tech vs Politic
I saw an episode of House M.D. the other day and it was really interesting and here is why: There was a day laborer who's hand was damaged and getting gangrenous. House looked at the problem from strictly a medical point of view and said it needed to be chopped off. BUT the woman in charge of the hospital explained to him that as a day laborer, without his hand he could never earn a living again and he would be destitute, and that cutting off his hand would destroy his life. Dr. House accused her of making a diagnosis that has nothing to do with the medicine and was only all about feelings. I thought that was quite Timely.
Today, regarding Corona, the doctors will tell us what needs to be done strictly from a medical point of view. Sure, if everyone stays locked down forever the virus will never spread. BUT from a "people" point of view that will destroy the country and everybody will be in the street living in a tent and we'll go back to the Stone Age. That is not acceptable either.
The answer is the same answer that we have for everything else: Reducing the problem down to manageable and acceptable levels. Right now we lose 40,000 people a year from the regular Flu and we lose about the same amount from car accidents, but we don't lock people down every Flu season and we don't shut down the freeways. That is because we have decided that those numbers are acceptable. They are sad, but they are acceptable.
I believe that the Coronavirus is now down to a level on par with other annual diseases and therefore it is time to open up the country. You can't live life in a bubble. Everyday when you walk out of the door any number of a hundred things can kill you. So now it's a hundred and one things that can kill you. It is time to end the lockdown go back to work, and I even call on people to disobey the authorities it just open up everything. They can't arrest everybody.
"God in his deepest mystery is not a solitude but a family, since he has in himself fatherhood, sonship and the essence of the family which is love" - Saint Pope John Paul II
Last edited by CatholicCrusader : 05-15-2020 at 08:30 PM.