Wave your Trump flags at home, idiots. Conservative estimates from federal health officials say that prematurely ending our sensible social distancing will cause 300,000 additional deaths from coronavirus:
A table accompanying the older planning document shows that based on HHS experts’ “best guess” calculations in early April, roughly a third of Americans could be infected and show symptoms and more than 300,000 could die over the duration of the pandemic if social distancing and other mitigation measures were to stop immediately. That is far below earlier estimates of 2.2 million deaths predicted by the influential Imperial College model and the 1.5 million to 2.2 million predicted by the White House had the virus gone unchecked [Liz Essley White, “What Happens If U.S. Reopens Too Fast? Documents Show Federal Coronavirus Projections,” NPR: Shots, 2020.04.21].
Other models in the HHS documents analayzed by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity put the range of unnecessary deaths caused by hasty dequarantining between 94,000 and 1.8 million. I have yet to hear any calculus from Trump and the knuckleheads he incites that tells us exactly how many human lives are worth wasting for the sake of exactly how many million jobs or percentage points of GDP.
The sacrifices most of us Americans are making are saving hundreds of thousands of lives. The morons protesting to “Liberate Minnesota” are like traitors selling intel to the Nazis while we plant Victory Gardens.
Don’t betray your fellow Americans. Do your part. Stay home.