January 25, 2021 10:00 am at 10:00 am #1942202
So it seems to me that in Boro Park and elsewhere in Brooklyn, the lack of compliance with Coronavirus laws actually worked in our favor BH. In Israel, last year, they had a lockdown that stopped the virus in it’s tracks at that time, however, now they are being hit now with it terribly and it’s affecting their youth and pregnant women with the mutated virus from the UK. If these youth and pregnant women would have been exposed to the original virus, which did not have such consequences for that group of people, they would have been much better off.January 25, 2021 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm #1942297refoelzeevParticipant
The mutated virus hasn’t really affected the US as of yet. Israel is always the trend setter with this pandemic. Everything happens there first. So no Raya.January 25, 2021 1:01 pm at 1:01 pm #1942299refoelzeevParticipant
Also 0.1% of the US population dead, as opposed to 0.04% of the population in Israel doesn’t sound like the laissez-faire attitude worked in anyone’s favor.January 25, 2021 1:39 pm at 1:39 pm #1942347
refoelzeev: I don’t think you understood what I said. I am talking about youth and pregnant women and even babies. It seems to me that it is whole lot better that they already got the virus in the first wave. This mutated virus seems to have a much worse effect on them.January 25, 2021 2:37 pm at 2:37 pm #1942363ujmParticipant
Israel is one of the worst hit countries with covid-19 illnesses.January 25, 2021 6:16 pm at 6:16 pm #1942399yiddeshekup101Participant
The ends don’t justify the means.
To say that the end result of not taking the proper precautions here months ago resulted in a positive result is foolish! How many people do we ALL KNOW that aren’t here any longer because people follow the rules?!? There was never an excuse not to follow guidelines set forth to protect the overwhelming majority of people.
And yet still to this day there are way too many people going to large social gatherings socializing without the proper protection and in general making a mockery of those that are taking steps to be protected. And its those same people that get angry when asked to respect those of us that want to stay protected.
Wear a mask, wash your hands, stay 6 feet away from each other and get tested. It isn’t such a big deal to follow these guidelines!January 26, 2021 4:53 am at 4:53 am #1942498
Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the vast beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could see, stretching in both directions.
Off in the distance, the old man noticed a small boy approaching. As the boy walked, he paused every so often and as he grew closer, the man could see that he was occasionally bending down to pick up an object and throw it into the sea. The boy came closer still and the man called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”
The young boy paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean. The tide has washed them up onto the beach and they can’t return to the sea by themselves,” the youth replied. “When the sun gets high, they will die, unless I throw them back into the water.”
The old man replied, “But there must be tens of thousands of starfish on this beach. I’m afraid you won’t really be able to make much of a difference.”
The boy bent down, picked up yet another starfish and threw it as far as he could into the ocean. Then he turned, smiled and said, “It made a difference to that one!”
So for those whose lives are saved (or at least they are currently not critical) because they got the first wave of the virus as opposed to their life being in danger due to the third wave, it made a difference to that person that they were exposed to the virus. And for those that lost their lives unfortunately, due to them or others not being careful to follow the rules, it made a difference to them. It is a moral dilemma being that if the OP theory is correct, then peoples lives may have been saved as well.
I do not disagree with you that if people would have been more vigilant, there are lives that possibly would not have been lost. It is is tragedy and so perhaps I should have used the words that it worked in our favor. But I also think that possibly has a positive side to it, which was and is important too.
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