Why is the world shut down for Covid19 when most people aren't even effected by it?

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  • car253
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No good reason.   You have a better chance of being hit by lightening or winning the lotto.

  • 2 months ago

    First -- the word is *affected*

    Because it's an election year.  H1N1 had suspected cases between 700,000,000 and 1.4 billion, but Donald Trump wasn't up for election so it barely made the news.  

    1/3 of the cases are in nursing homes...which isn't to say that's ok.  It's just very telling how gross nursing homes are in the first place.  It is a thing, but clearly we should have been better prepared and everyone immediately went to masks and Purell and we wouldn't have needed to shut down anything.

    But, airplanes didn't lock the doors to the cockpit until after the fact either.  I'm guessing we'll be better prepared next time as well.

  • Because it's transmittable, people can go 1-2 weeks without displaying symptoms and it has a significantly higher fatality rate than seasonal flu or common cold. 

  • Erik
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Cause we don't want it to get even worse.

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  • 2 months ago

    Because if everything stays open, then most of the people will be affected by it.  The purpose of shutting down is so that they aren't affected.

  • 2 months ago

    Because of the transmission rate and the impact to the healthcare system.

    The RO rate when we are "open" is over 3 and maybe as high as 4.

    20% of the people who have symptoms need hospitalization.  Most places do not have enough medical resources to be able to handle this.

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    46.000 died in the U.K. in 4 months. Millions caught it and survived over the world, they infected other vulnerable people who died.

    Look at the figures for Brazil.

  • fcas80
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    By "most", do you mean at least 50% of the people have not tested positive?

    But millions have.  Isn't that enough?  If someone you know was hospitalized or died, perhaps you'd feel differently.

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