A long letter in the ADN set forth, with much logic and reasoning, the proposition that the destruction of our economy by the COVID-19 shutdown far exceeds the damage caused by the virus. This may be true, depending on how one measures or defines “damage.”
It can be reasonably assumed that the death toll would be much higher if no precautions were taken. I have to wonder if those whose names would be added to the rolls of the dead would agree that their deaths were OK as long as the economy rolls on and profits soar. But they wouldn’t know, would they? It’s hard to debate such a question when one is stacked up alongside 40 other corpses in a refrigerated van.
— Don Neal
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