We live in a country where people will stop buying something (in one case Corona beer) because it’s name resembles an illness (Coronavirus). Or where people will boycott a restaurant and send death threats to its staff, because a restaurant in a whole other state, totally unconnected to the one under attack - ejected a prominent person for political reasons.
In other words lots of Americans at the very least don’t have much common sense.
At the moment there’s a 14 day shut down of public activies in order to curtail the virus. (This thread is not about the coronavirus, per se, but rather about any illness that has been declared a pandemic. There could and probably will be more in future if bioterrorists get their way).
So let’s say there’s a 14-day lockdown for disease A.
And after 14 days of this lockdown, which prevents a pandemic in this country, what are the odds that Americans are going to say…“Well, there were supposed to be 80,000 deaths by now and there were only 2,000. 14 days wasted - obviously there was no need to cancel school or sporting events.” [Again, this is not about coronavirus but about any pandemic threat where the death toll might be estimated as that high if left unabated]
So they don’t realize that it is because of the shutdowns and quarantines, etc. that there weren’t 80,000 deaths in the country. They are expecting those deaths regardless of the shutdowns and quarantines.