i mean, yeah ... no. we don’t just ‘ride out the flu’, do we, jay? absolutely huge public health efforts are made every fall to prepare for and combat the flu. the amount of logistical organisation, epidemiological work, local dispensing and nursing/caring, etc, is huge and costly. every single year. we’ve been studying it for decades now, we understand all 4 main strains, advanced systems are in place.
and every single year 100,000s still die of flu, despite our best efforts and a huge running start at it every year.
coronavirus is a novel virus that we don’t even understand yet. there’s certainly not been nationwide inoculation programs in place. we don’t even know at this stage if it’s bi-phasic, and can trigger second reinfections later on.
society doesn’t just experience the flu like the weather, or something. huge efforts are made to combat it, it is quite literally one of the main aspects of public health systems (the NHS here give out annual jabs, they even come into offices for rolling periods to offer it), and every year it is still a very high-risk illness for the elderly and vulnerable.
you really are on a roll lately.
China sure did get you to jizz yourself in awe of their might and totalitarian power though. They built that death hospital in record time and you ooooh'd and ahhhh'd. Fucking pointless.
err my point was even in an authoritarian regime with ruthless clampdowns and controls, it is still so highly infectious that it should give any western administration some reason to pause and worry. not that china's approach is in any way preferable. but well done. make a fucking point, you mental midget.
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