A situation like in Italy did not exist in Switzerland and it didn't exist in many places. It's no surprise that the health system collapsed in many countries where such services are notoriously underfunded. Not many people died in Switzerland as opposed to other countries. But I think people like you should apologise to the literally millions and millions of people who lost their job and will therefore have a long-term worse health outlook - setting us up for an even bigger failure, should such a pandemic hit again.

I am very sorry for the families and friends who were left behind, but you must look at the bigger picture. Millions of unemployed (40 million in the US alone) and hundreds of thousands of newly homeless people will have a huge negative long-term effect for all of us and that long-term effect does not justify the "relavtively" low number of deaths. Now don't get me wrong, some measures, like social distancing, working from home, cancelling large events were always justified. But the lockdowns weren't. Again, I am sorry, but you must overcome your personal grief and see this as a whole, with all it's implications, not just the death of individual people.

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