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The problem is: How do you build that "herd immunity"? Currently, we know of one way: To catch the corona virus.

The problem is that I frequently encounter arguments about "herd immunity" as a pancea to handling corona. If we only had herd immunity, corona wouldn't be any danger at all, see? So, let's solve the problem as fast as we can!

There was a strong element of sarcasm in my post. I certainly do not want to make everybody sick and let the survivors take over. Actually, I am afraid that the ditty might get that idea, and start makin people believe in it. After all, most of those that would die are elderly people who do not contribute significantly to the US econonomy, so once we get through and the strong, young survivors come back, we have cut a lot of non-profitable expenses!

Maybe we will not see that kind of arguments. Still, I am scared that he migth pick up this "herd immunity" as something that he migth build some speech on. Even if he doesn't explicitly line out the socially negative consequences, he might focus on how it would strengthen US economy to have population with a "herd immunity", without saying a word about the sacrifices in human life. Ignoring that he is certainly in the risk groups himself.
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