snark aside, I'll just mention this:
Those who give up their [privacy, liberty, freedom, etc.] to achieve SECURITY will get NEITHER.
(actually they'll get CUBA, VENEZUELA, CHINA, ...)
Yeah, it's how COMMUNISM spreads. Don't fall for it. 1984 was a TYPO. Orwell should've said 2020!!
"They" were looking for an excuse, a gap in which to jam their feet in and prop the door open wide enough to get through and INSTITUTE A WORLD WIDE ECONOMIC SHUTDOWN!
And then... CONTROL EVERYONE in the name of "for our OWN GOOD" !!! [these ELITISTS need to be STOPPED, EVERY TIME THEY TRY!!!]
Right now the numbers are starting to say that Corona is REALLY only slightly worse than influenza, so long as it does NOT overwhelm the hospitals and force people to be triage'd. THAT was the justification of the social distancing. But "social distancing" is NOT stopping the virus, JUST SLOWING IT DOWN. Once our systems are UP TO SPEED, we need to LET IT RIP!!! Then, HERD IMMUNITY will kill it off! And, WHEN it comes back NEXT YEAR, and it WILL, you can be sure that WE WILL BE READY THIS TIME!
But SHUTDOWNS do NOT fix this! Keep people working, use common sense, try NOT to spread it when you're sick, but GET BACK TO WORK!!! Otherwise, we might as well *ALL* *DIE*!!!
(this is NOT "the new normal" - this is a FORNICATING CLUSTER-FEEL !!!)