Expulsion of the Sick

Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“Due to the nature of a respiratory disease like COVID, mass quarantine efforts were doomed to failure. We’ve got to breathe; we are social creatures — so locking everyone down, as started in the Spring of 2020, didn’t appear to ‘slow the spread’ (the original aim) and it certainly did not decrease the overall infected or death counts (something the policy did not originally pretend to do). Yet that policy, enacted as an emergency protocol in many states by many governors and mayors extended lockdowns far beyond Trump’s original call for ‘fifteen days.’ The extensions were never squared with the initial rationale. Never. Quarantining the sick, or those who ‘test positive’ for the virus, makes more sense. But only in context of options and human behavior.” (09/06/23)