Shutdown worse than COVID

February 22, 2021 - 5:52pm

Ed Springston

Yes you read the headline correct. I was asked what was worse by a friend, COVID or the Government response to it. Had to admit I think the Government overreached and COVID should have been allowed to reach herd immunity. I have been chastised for that thought but nonetheless I believed it in the beginning and I believe it now. The numbers don't lie, they rarely do, but in this case they are a bit staggering. 

No one will argue that a loss of life is not a tragic thing. It is. I have lost several family members throughout my life starting at a very young age. No it doesn't get easier but it is a part of life. None of us get out alive. So what about quality of life? Does that matter? Absolutely and therein lies the problem. Government response has destroyed more families than COVID has.

Need proof? Think about this.

According to smallbiz stats there are approximately 10 employees per small business. As of September 2020, according to Brookings, 400,000 small businesses were known to have went out of business due to COVID and its restrictions.

That alone is over 4 MILLION jobs lost, 6 months ago. That number has only gotten worse.

On top of that, according to the 2020 US Census numbers there are 3.15 persons per household. What does it all mean?

Simply this.

Thanks to Governemnt involvement and overreach there are over 12 million lives that have been destroyed by COVID on people who have not been sick.

It makes no sense to me or most. The sheep still follow blindly along and more and more people suffer because big brother wants to control our lives. When will we ever learn that government has never been a solution......




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