andyb...you have absolutely no idea, none at all that there will be 500-1000 deaths a day this summer caused by "selfish" people" not wearing masks. You have no clue and this has always been my main bone of contention with this whole, lockdown, masks today, no masks tomorrow, second wave coming stuff...the seeming lack of curiosity from the very people who either follow these rules simply because they are told to or criticize those of us who don't.
For instance, do you ever wonder why we are never told how many people have the anti-bodies in their system after either being asymptomatic or from getting sick? Why do we not get told this information? Is it perhaps because if they gave us this info it would lead to a greater understanding and less fear of the virus? I sure wonder about this. And do you ever wonder why when they blare out headlines [it was posted on this very site a few days ago] that 236 people tested positive for the virus at a church in Oregon that they don't also tell you that only 5 of the 236 were hospitalized, none of them even made it to ICU, most were asymptomatic and all are fine now. Do you ever wonder why they don't tell you this? I do, and as such do my research, even if it means making a few phone calls.
Do you ever wonder when they give you blaring headlines about positive cases from a state why they don't break it down by age group, how many were asymptomatic and how many were even serious or much worse, hospitalized? I do because that information would be valuable in assessing the likelihood of any potential breakout at that state. But they don't give out that info and I believe they are counting on a less than inquisitive public to keep the info as close to the vest as possible.
Do you ever wonder when a state says that 40 people died from the virus what the age group was and how they died. How many were over 90, how many under 40? I do and am curious why they are so loathe to share that info, Not names but age groups. It certainly would help the public to know this. Do you ever wonder why they never talk about why if you have had the virus, even asymptotically that your body likely has the anti-bodies necessary to keep you from getting the virus again, much less giving it to someone else? Would not this information be helpful in deciding why or when you had to wear a mask or if it was necessary at all? I wonder about this.
And do you ever wonder why Pennsylvania, which many of you Pennsylvanians tout as having done such a superior job with their continuing lockdowns, have 1000 more deaths than Texas and Florida combined, even as you castigate those states for opening up too soon and be way to cavalier with their safety practices? I do wonder that.
And finally, do you ever wonder that if they are not convinced that you can't get the virus more than once, why have they been unable to present Person Exhibit A as someone who has contacted the virus more than once. Given the lockdown mood of much of our press, I would think said person would be known and introduced to all of us. And before you mention South Korea, which for a few days actually feared a few of their residents had contacted it again, its worth noting that they then realized that said people likely still had the virus the first time and had never truly shed it in the first place. The story quickly died and has never re-surfaced.
I am not trying to be difficult here but to me these are honest questions that we as a public, a mostly worried public, deserve answers for. And since we are not getting these questions answered [heck our lack of a curious press doesn't even ask them] my final question remains...why not and why aren't more people just a tad more curious?