Should we shut down the country totally for 60 days to end the virus?
- Anonymous4 months ago
Which country are you referring to? Even a lockdown won't prevent stupidity ...
- Anonymous5 months ago
It won't work, because of the brats who are holding virus parties to see who gets sick first.
- ?Lv 75 months ago
When the first order went out many simply decided to ignore that policy. Then by doing so, placed not only themselves at risk, but also many others. All we'd see is a repeat of those who ignored it the first time around.
A nationwide shutdown would do nothing to help in the end. At worst it would cause a lot of hardships on people. Let's be realistic here, with a total shutdown for sixty days, as you're asking about, would also cause areas that has a tornado touch down, and a loss of power, and communications, to be totally disrupted, and emergency services wouldn't be able to function.
Also with such a disruption, would shutdown essential emergency services, and hospitals, who while they have backup power, only has a limited amount. That means that there'll be no emergency medical care services for those in need. Think for a moment, something happens to you, and you need to go to the hospital, but the roads are blocked due to downed trees,and power lines and utility poles. Now compound that with the hospitals being also shutdown, now you're not going to be able to get the care you need. Especially if the power is out, and the hospital has at that point totally expended it's emergency backup resources.
The virus wouldn't simply dissipate in sixty days. It would still be there only to end up re-emerging. Also with a shutdown for sixty days, there'd be no research able to be carried out, to help look for a vaccine. There are other flaws and holes in such an idea that makes it impractical.
In the end it can be nice to look at a small part of the picture. However you also have to step back, and take in the full picture in a case like this, and many others, to see the rest of what's there. The U.S. is not some small island nation such as what New Zealand is, where such a measure can be put into place, and expected to work with a degree of a reasonable potential of achieving the desired goal. our borders are quite long both to the north and south. Which also makes it hard if not even almost virtually impossible, to prevent border crossings from happening. Especially with those either on foot, or some other means of crossing such as a horse or some vehicle that has all terrain capabilities.
- pianomanLv 75 months ago
DO you really believe that the virus will dissipate in sixty days?
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- conley39Lv 75 months ago
It's too late for that and it would take more than 60 days.
- 18 gibbs 20Lv 75 months ago
Unless there's an effective vaccine found during those 60 days it will just be there waiting. The only think that will stop it is a vaccine.
- KathyLv 75 months ago
That would not solve the problem. People need to buy food to live on. Poor people cannot afford to stock up on that much food.
- Anonymous5 months ago
they are not trying to stop the virus. its about control
- JillLv 75 months ago
No. You should practice reasonable/logical social distancing and proper hygiene. That doesn't require shutting a whole country down.