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E D D.I. T. This morning I was checking out some of the posts and user Mike Flight said
is social distancing like temporary dieting? It seems like the current measures to flatten
the curve will work only as long as we all continue to comply with them as soon as we
stop. Just like a weight loss diet, the curve comes back. Reopening schools and in September
doesn’t seem any different than reopening schools in May unless the virus goes truly
extinct. The outbreaks will resume. Well, listen, you’re you’re not wrong. There is
a question of how long are people going to be willing to socially distance? I’ll tell
you, I’m going crazy on just day four. And it’s because I want to be out there. I want
to be seeing people. I want to be doing all my normal stuff. But we’ve got to take it
day by day and every day that we can continue. We are flattening the curve more.
The idea is that by the time that schools reopen, you will have some portion of the
population will have been infected and will have fought it off.
And it is believed. I know there’s these rumors about re-infection. They don’t appear scientifically
sound. It is believed that you are immune for at least a year, if not far longer, if
you fight the virus off. Number two, there will be treatments that will work. Number
three, the number of people who can spread the disease will have been drastically reduced.
So, for example, in China, when they’ve started to loosen, they are not seeing a resurgence.
They’re being careful. To the extent we can believe the data. So I agree.
The average American is not going to be willing to self-quarantine for months and months and
months. And that’s a problem. Wait is a race against time. But early data, combined with
knowing more about how these things spread, suggests that if people really behave for
I don’t want to say how long. But it’s gonna be a little while. Hopefully we would not
see that relapse. And and remember, if this does start to go down over the summer, there’s
a chance that when the flu season comes back in the fall, winter, that it’s going to come
back anyway. And the idea would be to be prepared for that.
This is exactly the type of stuff that that’s being looked at. So I share your concern generally,
but it does seem that countries that are getting it under control, China, South Korea, as they
start to loosen, they are not seeing the relapse infection so far. User paid in full. Says
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