While we only have projected deaths for the Wuhan virus, (based on models that have sucked better than your favorite Hoover vacuum cleaner) we also have the reality of the known deaths we are facing if we don’t get the economy up and running again.
Former New York Lt. Governor Betsy McCaughey laid out the deaths of Americans we are looking at if we don’t quit with this silly leftist Wuhan drama,
“Job losses cause extreme suffering. Every 1 percent hike in the unemployment rate will likely produce a 3.3 percent increase in drug-overdose deaths and a 0.99 percent increase in suicides, according to data from the National Bureau of Economic Research and the medical journal Lancet.
These are facts based on past experience, not models. If unemployment hits 32 percent, some 77,000 Americans are likely to die from suicide and drug overdoses as a result of layoffs. Deaths of despair.
Then add the predictable deaths from alcohol abuse caused by unemployment. Health economist Michael French from the University of Miami found a “significant association between job loss” and binge drinking and alcoholism.
The impact of layoffs goes beyond suicide, drug overdosing and drinking, however. Overall, the death rate for an unemployed person is 63 percent higher than for someone with a job, according to findings in the journal Social Science & Medicine.
Now do the math: Layoff-related deaths could far outnumber the 60,400 Wuhan virus deaths predicted by University of Washington researchers. This comparison isn’t meant to understate the horror of the Wuhan virus for those who get it and their families.”
So, if this really is about saving every “precious soul” (a sentimental phrase copped from New Jersey Gov. Murphy intended to prejudice the discussion) possible from contracting the Wuhan virus we need to start thinking about the “precious souls” who are going to die because of the current dumbassery that our elites are pursuing.
This is not a matter of on the one hand we keep our economy closed thus saving the lives of people who would have otherwise died if we had kept our economy open vs. keeping the economy open and so carelessly letting people die. No … this is a matter of keeping the economy closed and so one set of people die vs. opening the economy and other people die. Like it or not, we have to decide, based on the best evidence possible which death numbers are going to be more grievous. Frankly, it is already obvious that keeping our economy closed is going to cost far more “precious souls” than opening our economy.
The fear-mongering is not going to stop and so Christian you have to decide for yourself to ignore the fear mongering. You have to ignore your Political Leaders. You have to ignore the current “expert” Doctors who are being made the face of this Wuhan crisis. You have to ignore the little Joey Clergy’s who are telling you from the pulpit during your online services that you need to stay home. You have to do your own research (I can point you in the right direction if you ask) and realize that your being trolled by the Marxists, experts, fellow travelers and a constellation of “Ken & Karen Dumbarses.”
If you refuse to ignore these people … if you refuse to push-back against the current fecal narrative then you alone are responsible for the controlled economic crash that we are currently witnessing. You alone will be responsible for all the shinola they sneak into these stimulus bills — everything from squashing your 2nd amendment rights to giving your tax dollars to Federal agencies and programs. For example of the 2.2 Trillion dollar stimulus bill that passed a couple weeks ago, 600 Billion of that 2.2 Trillion is money going to federal agencies and departments.
Wake up America. Your existence as you have known it hangs in the balance.