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cowboyinexile

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What happened to if we just did like Europe......
Covid fatigue happens regardless of where you live.

I don't want to take anything away from the measures taken 6 months ago globally but maybe the answer is there isn't anything we can do. It's a novel virus and human nature makes it impossible for mitigation procedures to have a major impact for more than a few months.

That being said, don't knock what has been done so far. If we had said we are just going to deal with it months ago the lives lost would have been astronomical. At least now we have a better idea how to treat it.
 
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Covid fatigue happens regardless of where you live.

I don't want to take anything away from the measures taken 6 months ago globally but maybe the answer is there isn't anything we can do. It's a novel virus and human nature makes it impossible for mitigation procedures to have a major impact for more than a few months.

That being said, don't knock what has been done so far. If we had said we are just going to deal with it months ago the lives lost would have been astronomical. At least now we have a better idea how to treat it.
I think if we've learned anything it's that free societies are just not going to be able to deal with pandemics. Unfortunately the authoritarian governments are better at something like this than us. Then only way to get on top of it is with draconian right off the bat. By the time we started taking it even halfway seriously, it was way too late. It is certainly too late now, it is everywhere and going to run it's course.
 
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The trend we're seeing in Europe is disturbing. I hope their healthcare systems don't get overwhelmed. You have to wonder if they're headed for another lockdown.

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The trend we're seeing in Europe is disturbing. I hope their healthcare systems don't get overwhelmed. You have to wonder if they're headed for another lockdown.

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I doubt it.

I think we are beyond strong lockdowns. They served their purpose when we had no idea how this was spread and people didn't know how to social distance but I think we have the capability to do better now.

Maybe we see restrictions on bars and restaurants again but if they are trying to do their part that isn't totally necessary. I'm guessing it will be more about mask mandates
 
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I doubt it.

I think we are beyond strong lockdowns. They served their purpose when we had no idea how this was spread and people didn't know how to social distance but I think we have the capability to do better now.

Maybe we see restrictions on bars and restaurants again but if they are trying to do their part that isn't totally necessary. I'm guessing it will be more about mask mandates
I hope you're right. We have a much better understanding of the virus and how to treat it now, but hospital capacities in Europe could become a significant issue if things keep trending in the wrong direction.