Keeping Covid Perspective

(Don Boudreaux) Tweet Here’s a much-modified reply that I earlier posted on Facebook to a sympathetic Facebook friend who recently lost her father to Covid-19:

I am truly, deeply sorry for your and your family’s loss of your father to Covid-19, and for his suffering on account of this awful ailment. For the record, however, what I call Covid Derangement Syndrome is not the justified fear of, and prudent responses to, a disease that is undeniably real, painful, and abnormally lethal for the elderly.

Instead, what I believe is deranged is the failure to put Covid-19 in proper perspective. This failure, alas, is both chronic and calamitous. What I am certain is deranged is the current practice of treating everyone as being as vulnerable to Covid as are the elderly. And I am no less certain that the resulting mass hysteria is equally deranged.

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