What's My Message To All Of You
For legislators, there were many powerful speeches of how the government has hurt individual lives, ruined businesses, and caused mayhem in the general public. Is Covid-19 real? Yes. Is it as deadly as we are lead to believe? No. If you listen to the talking heads, you would think that contracting Covid-19 is a death sentence. Scaring the public is not good for anyone. Is practicing social distancing a good practice? Yes, and is something that we should have been doing anyway. When waiting in line at your local retailer, was it really necessary to be so close to the person in front of you that they feel your breath on their back? We should be washing our hands more often than we have been. A little extra hygiene goes a long way.
We are doing all of this to slow the spread. Slow the spread is not the same thing as stopping the spread. Think about that. The only way to stop this is with what is called herd immunity. Herd immunity is when 80% of the population has the antibodies in their system. You can’t get the antibodies unless you are exposed to the virus.
There has been no blood test to determine people who have the antibodies and have immunity; until now: COVID-19 Antibody Seroprevalence. The test has been approved by the FDA. It will be on the market next week. Will everyone get tested in a couple days? Not a chance. But as we do get more testing, we will see that there is a large portion of the population that would be considered ‘safe’ and that the virus has been spreading throughout the Union for much longer that has been reported.
When we get more information, when we see how many lives are destroyed, when we get a bigger picture. We should remember that the government can only do two things; kill people and break things. Before you say, but they help _______ group of people, remember that government can only do that after they have broken into someone else’s bank account, shattered a dream, stopped a business from opening or forced it too close, or prevented some other non-government approved action. Government is force. It is not benevolence. It is not kindness. Those things come from charitable community groups. How are regulators achieving compliance? A $25,000 per employee fine to the plant manager that opens in defiance of the Governor’s order. Suspending business licenses (permission slip to employ yourself). $1000 fines to people out in defiance of the Governor’s Executive Order. Government is so intertwined in our lives, individual defiance comes at a high cost.