You could try answering some of the questions I have put out since this is no different than what happened 11 years ago.
Why the Panic?
Why the Fear?
Why give Police State/Quasi Martial Law orders now and not 11 years ago?
Why haven't stores been restocked by now, they have had 3-4 weeks to do so?
First of all, by “11 years ago”, I presume he means the H5N1 scare. That was a completely different virus, to begin with, and in the course of its 16 year run so far, it has killed about four hundred people out of 800 known cases. Governments in Asia sit on it, hard, anywhere it breaks out and its lethality and other characteristics have made it harder to go epidemic. That disease didn’t spread because hardcore measures were taken from the get-go and it thus never reached the U.S. NO ONE got it in the U.S., as opposed to the 120,000 who have now tested positive for Covid-19 in that country.
Why the panic, why the fear?
Because in the best “laboratory” conditions we have had so far (with everyone tested in a closed group), the Diamond Princess cruise, some 20% of the people caught it and mortality was well over one percent.
In the countries and places that are testing like mad and doing comprehensive test and quarantine of people who test positive, mortality is STILL higher than 1%. In those countries where they haven’t done this so far, mortality is much higher.
Missy is right when he says lots of people have it in the States who haven’t been tested. That is almost certainly not the case in South Korea and, maybe, China. Those two countries are epidemic phobic, have decent health care systems, and jumped fast on the problem — nothing comparable to the States. And all those countries show a higher than 1% mortality.
Just letting this virus burn through humanity, with no quarantine measures at all will ensure that a large portion of the population of the world gets it and much more than one percent will die, given that most of the world doesn’t have access to the health care that South Koreans, Chinese, and rich white cruise ship tourists have.
That’s why the fear. The only “panic” I see is among people like Missy or are similarly ignorant fucks who can’t do math, but who are less reflexively obtuse.
As for “police state measures”.... white boy, please. You being told to work from home for a month is hardly Big Brother.