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Coronavirus Will Be Deadly To Your Liberty #604413
18/03/2020 08:31
18/03/2020 08:31
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It has been already.

https://reason.com/2020/03/05/coronavirus-will-be-deadly-to-your-liberty/

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Nothing makes government grow like a crisis. People get scared, politicians respond to that fear with promises that the state will step in and make everything better, and government ends up larger and more powerful. The pandemic of COVID-19 coronavirus threatens a world-wide wave of sickness, but it's the healthiest thing to happen to government power in a very long time. As it leaves government with a rosy glow, however, our freedom will end up more haggard than ever.

During Senate testimony, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Robert Kadlec, who coordinates the department's COVID-19 efforts, floated the idea of treating virus patients as disaster victims eligible for federal funds.

What else can you do "in the face of an outbreak, a pandemic" that has, so far, resulted in an estimated 94,000 cases and 3,200 deaths worldwide (though the numbers continue to grow)? You could, I suppose, rely on the same not-yet-entirely government-dominated health system that deals with influenza outbreaks every year. In the 2019-20 flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention our long-time viral enemy has, so far, infected 32 million Americans, sent 310,000 to the hospital, and killed 18,000.

That's not to say that COVID-19 isn't serious, or that people aren't suffering from its effects. But we forget about our annual wrestling match with a deadly disease, the flu, while freaking out about the emergence of a virus that is frightening mostly because of its novelty, despite any evidence that we're inadequate to the challenge.

Or, as Rahm Emanuel put it in 2008: "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before."


Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.
Re: Coronavirus Will Be Deadly To Your Liberty [Re: TBP] #604415
18/03/2020 08:55
18/03/2020 08:55
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Hillary's Vast Right-Wing Cons...
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Hillary's Vast Right-Wing Cons...
I wish Republicans felt that way.
The H1N1 swine flu pandemic of 2009 infected 61 million Americans, hospitalized 274,000 and killed almost 13,000. Never heard about it did we? I read that the fed. sent out testing kids but there's no mention of the numbers.I read nothing about zillions of tests being made available two days after the virus was discovered..Obama's people did a lot of stuff but so are Trump's.


Joe Biden has spent his entire life trying to succeed in presidential politics,and now he has. Too bad he’s not there to enjoy it.

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