Staying at home
I'm not all the way through and I have some quibbles with his conclusions here and there but I think this one section bears repeating:I am glad that there are people who actually like doing that kind of analysis.
In the US, it’s even worse. 45% of the population has pre-existing conditions that increase their risk of death. That doesn’t even include old people. More than half the population is at serious risk.
It’s not sufficient to protect these people. All their contacts would need to be extremely careful not to catch the ***** and pass it to their vulnerable loved ones. As a result, substantially more than half of the US population would need to be extremely careful for years. How are we going to keep more than half of the population safe from the rest?
I think this is something people don't really realize. They talk like only a handful of old people and a few really sick people both sets already at death's door... They don't think it applies to them or anyone they care about. But 45% of the population is a LOT of people. It's probably people who don't even consider themselves at risk.