- Jan 20, 2009
Thanks for taking the time to explain. I think we agree on more than I thought and I can honestly say my view was somewhat shifted by yours. On balance though I still trust the vaccine's more than you though. While numbers on them are not 100% they are more than clear enough for me to find it beneficial and worthwhile. On the lockdown side I am definitely more in your camp. I think lockdown should have not been legally enforced at anything like the level it has been or is but voluntary for most and focused on the vulnerable, not those under 40 for instance. I have heard of as many suicides as a direct result of lockdown in my circle of acquaintance, family and friends as I have heard of covid deaths.We agree to disagree on the odds vs taking the vaccine, or not. For me personally, the difference is not significant enough to convince me to take it.
To take the statistics approach, you say there is not information out to confidently state a difference. I agree. There is, however, stats to prove the effectivity of wearing seatbelts vs. not wearing them. So I a comparison of the two makes me want to roll my eyes, for me it's an apples and pears comparison. Pointless.
I do not believe that the lockdowns helped at all, rather made the situation worse due to the result economic damage and related results (suicides, etc.) It's been more than a year now, and there have been no reports of major infections from informal settlements as yet, which proves the case against the effectivity of lockdowns.
Perhaps a system of preferential access to ICU for those trying to follow prevention guidance instead would have been fairer, and less damaging overall.