Frankly, me too.
I don't think, it's a bad idea. Mayoriti of people need some kind of rules and a leader, so they can follow them or they are completely lost or afraid of everything. So if you say it's nothing, it's just a flu, it will pass, everyone would act as they did before. But since the disease is new, we don't know what are all the consequences. Also if we don't have any restrictions, treating those, who get ill, can destroy the health system as in Italy for example. The doctors are actually forced to choose who will be treated and who left to die. Imagine in what situation they are and if you could handle it too. When the number of ill people increase as with this disease, there are not enough medical staff to treat all the other diseases and you get a complete collaps of the health system and in a long run I don't believe that would have a good impact on the economy either. Ofcourse I might be wrong. There are also some other possible consequences, which I don't want to discuss here and it's just a theory anyway.Today, the state of emergency has been declared. I think it's a bad idea. Potentially. And it can't do enough. Not that there will be a curfew and military tanks watching the streets. In fact, the actual measures haven't yet been decided.
If people don't listen to advices, the leaders must do something about that to keep the country safe.
Just an example: lately our government adviced to people to cancel their unnecessary travels, but there were still some who thought it's just an advice and flew from the country. When the borders start to close, they start to beg for help to get back. I think it's only normal, that advices are replaced by orders and forbid unnecessary travels.
It's like if you say don't jump on your head from 2 m. Nobody does it as everyone know, the chance you break your neck is high. But if it wasn't like that before, people still do it. Because the majority can't understand that what was safe before, today is a russian roullete. And that is what this disease is by my observations. Also why would China with so many milions of people decide to use so drastic steps if it wasn't such a threat?
Can't argue. But what is wrong with that? Events are basically just unnecessary stuff to entertain large crowds and some people make money from that. You can have fun also in small groups and for free, but this could be also a new niche for entertainers.2020 at home. Events cancelled everywhere. People crowding supermarkets, forming lines, keeping a safeguard distance.
It does look like sci-fi but I say more of a dystopia.
We'll see about that. Even if we fall down again, we will rise even greater and so on and so on, until we'll selfdestruct. It's a circle of life. But I somehow don't think it will be that bad. I rather think that the world will now pause for a month (year?) or two and then just press play again or simply restart. I see that young people don't like how the things work today and they would have change the future anyway. The virus will just help them with a fresh start and to maybe start some new ideas sooner. At least in our country most of the people are not happy, but they have everything. Now is a chance to change lives.... But yeah, I agree that things will possibly go back to what they were before, because money makes the world go around. (I still hope, they will not)And then a possible recession.