Comparing COVID-19 Deaths to Flu Deaths Is like Comparing Apples to Oranges – Scientific American Blog Network
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——————–:::: So, the numbers we were using are perhaps not an accurate comparison. We should have to wait for the scientific rebottling, if there is one. ￼
Yet I still stand by the questioning upon a human death and a human living death.
How do we compare the saving of X amount of lives who will have otherwise died of coronavirus, compared to X number of lives that are unfathomably changed such that the rest of their lives are (in fact, now, and in the future will be) misery?
Is the most valuable human thing life itself? Why?
I think that is probably the most valid and pertinent question of modern society that we could possibly think of.
It’s like the Trolly Problem, but with actual stakes, that is, stakes that go beyond mere intellectualism. Stakes that go into actually having to make a decision and continue to live your life with it. ￼￼￼
What is the answer?
Does human life hold value above everything else? And: what is your reason for this position?
But again: I’m not saying that we need to get rid of the restrictions or anything like that. I am totally agreeing with the cautionary manner by which we are proceeding back into this new normal,
Some times I just gotta take it the whole way.