There is a great deal of discussion dismissing the death toll of COVID-19. The number varies and is now close to 700,000. Pandemics historically have done considerable damage to the world population, beginning with the Black Death that struck European citizens. The approximate number of deaths is about one half of Europe.
The American Plague, never had heard of it and I think I know why. About 90 percent of the Western U.S. Indian population was wiped out. Philadelphia had Yellow Fever. Those that attended to the sick were black people. Some thought being black provided immunity. The Flu Epidemic had 1 million. Spanish Flu had 500 million contracted and 100 million died.
Very large numbers of deaths have resulted in periods of world history going back to periods before Christ. Little was done because nothing could be done. Witches and spells played a part and we have the same rhetoric today. Only the witches and spells are real people.
The death toll as a result of COVID had a remedy. It worked yet this same group or naysayers suggest that mandates are wrong and any intrusion into one's personal life and space is wrong. That same family of mom, dad, grandmother all died because something could be done. Our former president, ever making statements not based on fact but a kind of mythology that renders his followers both deaf and dumb.
AAn English economist was famous for his theory about human populations. His name was Malthus and his theory, Malthusian Theory. The theory says that populations are controlled by food supplies. The more food the bigger the population. The theory has been expanded over the many years to include pandemics, weather events, etc. The fewer people on earth the better the earth survives. The loss of 700,000 in the U. S. is just one number for worldwide losses.
Is the loss of one human being to a preventable calamity worth all the negative rhetoric coming from one political party? Is there only one political party of the two that cares for us?