If you had read anything of what I wrote, you would know that I have from the beginning advocated local solutions fo local situations. Stadler writes about Switzerland. And I always said that the local data needs to be looked at and acted accordingly.

I do not believe, that the world can just be shut down for 500k deaths. Local measures would have ensured a rapid response in hot zones, but we did not need to shut down every single country due to a global panic (not pandemic). The resulting economic downturn and other aspects will bring more deaths than those that currenly die of Covid.

Also, a rise of cases does not equal deaths, those numbers need to be looked a separately. Secondly, there is a huge correlation between trust in government and how a crisis should/can be handled. So I guess no surprise about Brazil and the US. I don't know enough about India.

And should I tell you my name so you can then hound me on social media? Everybody who doesn't go with the mainstream these days gets hung, drawn and quartered!

I am a scientist and writer. I aim to be a voice of reason and facts in this distorted world in which opinions are considered truth.

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