The lighter side of the pandemic

Better than a thermometer

Midvale Heights bike path

Sculpture on Southwest bike path just off Midvale Blvd. in Madison WI’s near-west side neighborhood of Midvale Heights, updated to reflect the current crisis. 

“If this economy tanks, there are no hospitals. There are no ventilators, there are no vaccines, there are no doctors, nobody’s working.” — Mark Levin.

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

“If it saves one life, it will be worth any price.”

To which Wall Street Journal columnist Holmen Jenkins Jr. says Balderdash! and Poppycock! 

He quotes a UCLA medical professional to say, “The … shutdowns and school closures will temporarily slow the virus’ spread, but when they’re lifted, we will essentially emerge right back where we started. And, by the way, no matter what, our hospitals will still be overwhelmed.” Jenkins concludes:

Far from certain is whether cooping people up at home hasn’t just aided the virus to find its most vulnerable victims. Our nagging of young people may be exactly wrong according to immunologists who see only one endgame: mass exposure and mass immunity to reduce the virus to a recurrent nuisance.

Parting shots

•  My car is getting three weeks to the gallon.

•   A “gentlemen’s club” in Texas says it is Clothed until April 30.”

•   Are you allowed to touch your wife and girlfriend’s face, or should you keep them six feet apart?

•   Anyone still think open borders is a good idea?

What do YOU think?

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10 Responses to The lighter side of the pandemic

  1. Kooter says:

    The Lancet last week published revised fatality rates for Covid-19: 1.38% average (higher for high risk populations, almost zero for young healthys). It’s clear the lock down needs to end, it is/will cause more damage than the virus itself.


  2. George's Son says:

    The caveat is: “higher for high risk populations”. Did the Lancet specify those “populations” ? The parameters (results?) would help and possibly disperse our worries.


  3. A Party of One says:

    “If it saves one life, it will be worth any price.”
    Governor Cuomo said something like this the other day, talking about the disruption of society and our economy and the actions that his state had taken. And yet, in 2016 according to the CDC, there were 87,325 abortions in his state. Those lives destroyed were of no value to him or his Democrat cohort. Perhaps they could be measured in liberal votes.
    Can you say “hypocrite”?


  4. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    ” ‘If it saves one life, it will be worth any price.’ ”

    Dispassionate Lefty BioEthicists beg to differ…

    The Gotch


  5. Rob Getz says:

    Borders are meaningless to a virus. There are many valid arguments for Borders, being a repellent against a virus is not one of them. During containment it can be an important ‘aspect’ but it’s really not your best argument as it shows a lack of understanding of how viruses work. Just sayin


  6. Eric Z says:

    Jet airliners included in the border closing? In for a penny, in for a pound.


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