Fireside Chat Ep. 161 - Lockdowns Hurt More Than They Help

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5 өдрийн өмнө

There is a cost of locking down the country, just as there is a cost of NOT locking it down. Every decision comes with a price, but in the case of coronavirus, too few are asking-or caring-what that is.
0:00 Otto’s Oblivious To The World
1:42 Be Mature & Ask: What Is The Price?
6:30 We Can’t Only Ask: Will People Die?
8:30 The US & Worldwide Lockdown Price
11:10 “Follow The Science” Is A Lie
13:33 Why Are Leaders So Pro-Lockdown?
17:26 Why Are Most Jews On The Left?
21:55 Small Businesses: Don’t Listen!
25:05 Socialism No Longer Has A Dirty Name
26:31 Who Is Teaching You Wisdom?
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PaleRider559 5 цагийн өмнө
I think the entire Lockdown is a clinical trial for the Globalists, as a precursor to implementing The Green New Deal, The Green Industrial Revolution and other "Green" Socialist programs across the world. They want to know how far they can go... how many Liberties they can take away from people, before they fight back. They are trying to control us by Fear, and need to see if it will work... so far, it's working... the sheeple are ready for our collars... 1984 here we come!
Mike Kay
Mike Kay 5 цагийн өмнө
Denis what do you know about the "big reset" is it possible to stop it
Westb102 7 цагийн өмнө
You want wisdom? Read the Holy Bible.
Jacob Ari
Jacob Ari 8 цагийн өмнө
Simply use mouth wash twice a day. It works for all germs. Most people are just dirty 😜
Dwayne 73
Dwayne 73 12 цагийн өмнө
I weight the costs in the terms of hours of my labor. If something costs $80 and I make $10/hr, is the product worth or is my enjoyment worth me working 10 hours or 1/4 of my work week for this? (gotta pay those taxes too)
Some Dandy
Some Dandy 12 цагийн өмнө
Hitler may have invented the Autobahn, but Prager invented the Otto-Bond! (Cue cheering stadium sound-effect) Thank you! Thank you! I'll see myself out!
Some Dandy
Some Dandy 12 цагийн өмнө
Saw a Facebook friend saying "Great! Stupid people couldn't follow basic procedures so now we're having another lock-down!" The government isn't just acting like a parent; they're acting like an abusive parent. They're the jerk dad who spanks all the kids for what one of them did so that the kids turn on the other one. "Well, y'all could have had lives and privileges, but your stupid little brother had to disobey me, so now you all get spanked and go to bed without supper!"'s working.
Kellen Pocock
Kellen Pocock 15 цагийн өмнө
Do you think there’s hope?
Jean Ellis
Jean Ellis 18 цагийн өмнө
This whole lockdown stuff is to crash the economy world wide so the World Economic Forum can have the long awaited Great Reset. Google it. It is chilling because they want to reform the economy and world government and “build back better”.
Ediomo-Abasi Tobby
Ediomo-Abasi Tobby 18 цагийн өмнө
Anon Nymous
Anon Nymous 19 цагийн өмнө
OMFG, so what you're saying lockdowns don't work because of the wonders of Capitalism! If we didn't have Capitalism, and instead had mechanisms in place that take into account when a pandemic happens. Who knew. Therefore the reason "lockdowns" kill is Capitalism makes sure if capital isn't made, people pay. Capital over people is wrong.
Cinnamon Bergeron
Cinnamon Bergeron 23 цагийн өмнө
The fear of God is the beginning of Wisdom. If people have no fear of God, they cannot have any wisdom. That is just a fact. The bible teaches wisdom. I am a Christian, and love the Old Testament and the New Testament. I do have a fear of God. Until I feared God, I had no Wisdom. I do believe I have been gaining wisdom ever since I have had a real fear of God.
Samlike sharmistella
Samlike sharmistella Өдрийн өмнө
Scientis will be New religion in USA if they don't fight for THEIR freedom.
Florida Boy. / California Man .
Florida Boy. / California Man . Өдрийн өмнө
Lock downs / shut downs olny kill and desorty . 🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲
The Cruyff Way
The Cruyff Way Өдрийн өмнө
Only effect the lockdown had on me is remind me how lonely I am. Only effect the masks have on me is remind me how bad my breathing is and how ugly my face looks L L L
Randy Medors
Randy Medors Өдрийн өмнө
I wonder if the reverse is also true... The selfish turn to Socialism? Could be.
Jean Ellis
Jean Ellis 18 цагийн өмнө
@Randy Medors using the government to take your neighbor’s income is safer than doing the armed robbery in person, though the effect is the same.
Patty grimes
Patty grimes Өдрийн өмнө
Leader are pro lock down. Because they want power
E DeB Өдрийн өмнө
My love to Otto for doing his part to provide peace to your home.
I would chose free over wise, but I hope I can have both in my future.
Cyrus Von Gideon
Cyrus Von Gideon Өдрийн өмнө
I can understand Dennis' views on the lockdown and the people they ended up harming as a side effect. However, answer me this question. Right now the covid19 death rate is less than 3%. How high would the death rate and infection rate need to be for a lockdown to be justified? If the death rate was say 70-80%(bubonic plague level) without medical treatment, would you still be saying that people die from the flu anyways so there's no point wearing masks or locking down the country? If so, how high would the death toll need to be for you to support a lockdown?
Jon Kirkwood
Jon Kirkwood Өдрийн өмнө
I walk across the parking lot, don my muzzle, enter the restaurant, sit down, doff the mask, and eat and drink. This makes no sense. None. It's all a fraud perpetrated under the tyranny of The Expert. Read the "Price of Panic."
d0jima Өдрийн өмнө
"A government has much larger questions than will anybody die because of this policy." Haha, what a wild statement-stunning and very telling.
Marie Just Marie
Marie Just Marie Өдрийн өмнө
I don't know where you are getting your facts, but Sweden is suffering with a large numbers of deaths. Needless deaths. Japan is going through a THIRD wave. The UK is on lockdown. California is headed there. People are chosing not to follow CDC rules, because the CDC rules are not consistant. First they say don't wear masks, then wear masks, young don't get it, then they do..There is no consistant data and all this back and forth is causing people not to trust the "Experts." Even Dr. Fauchi, who is a leading expert, damaged his credibility by inconsistent evidence. Science is one thing but different views of it cause confusion and distrust.
מיכאל מרטין בנדיקטוס
מיכאל מרטין בנדיקטוס Өдрийн өмнө
You are damn right sir around 9:30. I have an ivy league education and make no income despite being in my mid 30s and it is a massive, deep-seated pain.
Ken Allan
Ken Allan Өдрийн өмнө
The reason lockdowns hurt more than they help is simply because they are being used wrongly. They are indubitably effective when used as short sharp brief(!) restrictions followed immediately by sensible behaviour and proper tracking/tracing and localised isolation procedures. The evidence for their success when used this way is being celebrated in New Zealand, Taiwan and other well-organised countries. The generalisation that they don't work is like saying that people in hospitals are always ill so people shouldn't go to hospitals.
Rick Tee
Rick Tee Өдрийн өмнө
Has anyone compared COVID to the Hong Cong Flu?
AndyOakleaf Өдрийн өмнө
Time for a good diet and a reduction in weight, Dennis. I want you do be around longer.
AndyOakleaf Өдрийн өмнө
My dog is better than your dog.
Cris Cruz
Cris Cruz Өдрийн өмнө
I believe with all heart that our president is a great man with a great love for this country, and has our best interest at heart. However, I've often wondered how much of a better job could he do, if Mr. Prager were one of his advisors. I think this episode alone, could have helped him tremendously, he saw it.
Douglas Pahls
Douglas Pahls Өдрийн өмнө
If your job puts food on the table, it IS AN ESSENTIAL JOB!!!!
GrandmaChelle23 Өдрийн өмнө
The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. My 11 year old grandson calls every night to read Proverbs, a good source of wisdom.
GrandmaChelle23 Өдрийн өмнө
Benefit/cost analysis is too logical for leftists.
MAgnus K
MAgnus K 2 өдрийн өмнө
We, in Sweden, have more than double the deaths than our Nordic neighbours combined. Please, do not look at Sweden for the right way to go.
Jeffery Schimes
Jeffery Schimes 2 өдрийн өмнө
I heard someone wearing a Biden mask say something extremely uninformed about racism yesterday in a situation where I couldn't say anything in response. It had bothered all the way up until watching this video. The insights Dennis is able to bring out span way further than the obvious subjects he presents.
The Blue Donut
The Blue Donut 2 өдрийн өмнө
It’s always a pleasure to listen to you 🙏🏻
The 3 J-Amigos
The 3 J-Amigos 2 өдрийн өмнө
I agree with you 100%. I have been saying exactly what you said since this all began in the spring of 2020. We are hurting people more than we’re helping anyone. Hundreds of thousands of people die from so many different things but we’re not shutting down our society for those reasons. You pointed out a few. People die of the flu every year. They die from pneumonia. They die from car accidents. Etc etc... I read online that 50 million people die every year in the world from various causes. We don’t shut down our society because people die in car accidents or die of the flu or pneumonia or or some disease. This is all being done to achieve a political agenda. The elite that want a one world government, aka, the elite globalist want this. They are seeking to take away our rights and freedoms and we as a society are freely giving them up for our supposed safety. How dangerous is a virus 🦠 that you have to be tested to know that you have it and forced to take a vaccine for it? And has a 99% survival rate.
Robert Loya
Robert Loya 2 өдрийн өмнө
What did President Reagan say he said that government is the problem.
hillary clinton
hillary clinton 2 өдрийн өмнө
If the purpose of lockdown was health related, you would be right.
Aaron Freeman
Aaron Freeman 2 өдрийн өмнө
The getting of Wisdom begins with the Awe of God.
Jerry Williamson
Jerry Williamson 2 өдрийн өмнө
I will dare to disagree. The left has no regard for small business because of control. They can control/bargain with large businesses. Run the small out of business and everyone works for the big. Walmart doesn't toe the line? Start union agitation. Add regulation. It's easy to control Walmart. Impossible to control thousands of independents. Lockdowns also help weed out undesirables. Close the small gun stores. Put pressure on large retailers to stop selling guns. Close the office that handles state mandates for gun possession. That many fewer guns to "buy back" down the road. Close churches/temples/mosques. They are nothing but hotbeds of dissent for most on the left. The ones preaching the message of the left aren't really following God anyhow. Wear a mask. Identify the compliant, punish the rebels. The left doesn't give a damn about it's reputation. They will just rewrite the history and blame it on the right.
Mike D
Mike D 2 өдрийн өмнө
You stated that Republican governors did not lock down their states. That is incorrect. Please look at Vermont Governor Scott. He has locked this state down in the past and now has stated "No multi family gatherings ". This is worse than Cali's Governor Newsome. Scott's a RINO soooo..........
JayJ 2 өдрийн өмнө
Deaths in Africa are low BECAUSE of the lockdowns.
Joseph Dredd
Joseph Dredd 2 өдрийн өмнө
Sweden doesn't have a global city,so there isn't a large transient population of multi ethnicities. ie How many flights from Wuhan/China per se were there to Sweden vs those to Italy, UK, USA over CNY? Secondly, Sweden has Vitamin D in their food!!!! Vit D - Key to Immune system. Boost Vit D, you're more likely to get a mild case in the first instance. "Sweden to expand mandatory vitamin D fortification" Swedes, generally, are not overweight lazy bastards either! But agree the shutdown for anyone under age of 50 is bloody stupid. That is why they haven't had Covid -19 badly.
Feliciano Fernandez
Feliciano Fernandez 2 өдрийн өмнө
Dear Dennis, congratulations for your wonderful firside chats. My wife and I are true fans of yours. We have an alternative theory for the leftist being so pro-lockdown and I hope you can read this comment and further develop your thoughts in another episode. Our theory is that they are experimenting new methods for controlling people to test how far can they go. The objective? The Great Reset and the Agenda 2030 (as we know here in Europe). Then, the underlying question I think the virus was deliberately released to catalise these objectives and interfere with the US elections? Well, I do not really know, but deliberate or not, some very powerful forces are utilising the pandemia for their own benefit at our own cost. Scary...
Amanda Armstrong
Amanda Armstrong 2 өдрийн өмнө
Dear Dennis, These lockdowns are no joke. I think adults are saying, “they can lead to this!” Or “they can lead to that”. Dennis-I’m a public school teacher. I have had FOUR students so far say they want to commit suicide. We should be up in arms about this. We should be storming the capitals FORCING our way in. We are not protecting our children!!!
Rose Summers
Rose Summers 2 өдрийн өмнө
Is it possible for ccp to have this much control over the world already, to have the power to enforce lockdowns, to enslave the world to their will, to bring the communities to financial ruin. And what is the outcome to be a complete communist world, for who's benefit? Convention of States my friends Article number 5
Thea T
Thea T 2 өдрийн өмнө
The more the government takes care of our people, the more we don't take care of our own. Socialism makes us selfish.
Thea T
Thea T 2 өдрийн өмнө
You get more trigonometry education in a secular school but you get more wisdom in a religious school. ❤
Diego Tejera
Diego Tejera 2 өдрийн өмнө
Thank you!!!
Stephen Kaake
Stephen Kaake 2 өдрийн өмнө
Denis is Wise, Thank you
Thomas Hughes
Thomas Hughes 2 өдрийн өмнө
This would be a perfect application of the "Catholic Just War Doctrine". Since we are "at war" with a virus, a human predator and a natural "weeder-outer" of weak humans (sick, old, dying, or even the very young, but not in this particular case) that strengthens the human gene pool naturally, we must apply these rules here: 1) The damage this virus causes is not lasting, grave, or certain. Herd immunity, only kills certain preventable populations (the sick and old can be isolated - the comorbid could have made better life choices in areas of tobacco abuse, poor eating habits, etc.) 2) The means the world is using (lockdowns and economic destruction) are impractical and ineffective. Whenever a "reopening" occurs, the virus continues to run its course - that's its nature. 3) There are no serious prospects of success using lockdowns per rule 2. 4) The use of lockdowns is causing more evils and disorders than the virus itself would cause. People are losing their jobs/income. In essence, the governments are stealing their money they would have earned; and not paying wages, by correlation, is a crime that calls to God Himself for vengeance. Lots of people are becoming mad and creating havoc in their situations that otherwise would never have happened. So, since we are fighting an enemy though unseen whose effects are not (at a 99.8% survival rate) in the least as devastating as this "response", it must be - for Catholics, at least - completely reversed, unused, or civilly ignored.
seapr6 2 өдрийн өмнө
You didn't mention the hundreds and hundreds the gov of nyc killed in the nursing home. Also, I think it's more about power as to why these state governors locked down, not because they care about saving a life. They're clearly ok with killing a baby on the way into this world.
Barret Harms
Barret Harms 2 өдрийн өмнө
America is the only place where Kobe is politically based simply because of this the American dollar is the currency of oil
Barret Harms
Barret Harms 2 өдрийн өмнө
Is it good or is it bad for a man to feel like he has been castrated because he is no longer allowed to make money for his family I have a simple answer to that a man sees his own worth and thus everybody else is worth by the ability to make money for the family Is a man's life is nothing then how much does he think your life is worth? Civilization demands that everybody believes that everybody else is life is worth something the only way to make that happen is to make your own life with something. This leaves a worthless man 2 options suicide or murder. Show I repeat What is the value of the enable to provide for your family. My answer is simple all the doctors in this United States have made their lives worthless Every mare that says that covered 19 exists has made their life worthless They have all made their lives cheap Life is worth no more today in America than it was in Japan 100 years ago Think you doctor faqih
Wild Fire
Wild Fire 2 өдрийн өмнө
Tomorrow night... American Music awards... No masks or social distancing! People are actually so close they are touching each other! But the Demorats believe in telling others as long as they don't have to comply! #Hipocrits!!!
Hibiscus Rose
Hibiscus Rose 2 өдрийн өмнө
It's all about control not a virus.
Haroldo Neto
Haroldo Neto 2 өдрийн өмнө
HILARIOUS that conservatives talk about cost when public health is concerned but don’t look at cost when war or brutal police tyranny is concerned. That’s why centrists and leftists detest the wicked right.
Haroldo Neto
Haroldo Neto Өдрийн өмнө
@Perry Widhalm Wilson was President in 1913. So sure, he helped create the stage for ww2 and kickstarted the Cold War together with european monarchies at the end of the First World War, But the USA was already a tyrannical empire by 1913. In 1898 the USA occupied the Philippines and ushered in a brutal dictatorship. In 1903 teddy armed a bunch of rebels and secessionists in order to Balkanize Colombia so American corps could build the Panama Canal. That new government created and funded by Americans, also had decades of violent human right violations. The very realization of manifest destiny was through the maintenance of absolute subjugation and genocide of other people existing in the lands. And all that was before Wilson.
Perry Widhalm
Perry Widhalm 2 өдрийн өмнө
@Haroldo Neto You are in sore need of an education little lamb. Educate yourself about the Progressive Democrat President Woodrow Wilson, his 14 Points and making the world "safe for democracy". Did you go to high school?
Haroldo Neto
Haroldo Neto 2 өдрийн өмнө
@Perry Widhalm neoliberalism is right wing 😂 also, the USA has been waging tyrannical wars for expansion and profits since the 19th century.
Perry Widhalm
Perry Widhalm 2 өдрийн өмнө
Learn your history bonehead. Most wars were started by the Left. Conservatives oppose foreign wars. The Bushes were Neo-Liberal Corporatists .... Globalists.
Haroldo Neto
Haroldo Neto 2 өдрийн өмнө
Because of LIES like these, that you’ve been defunded.
Perry Widhalm
Perry Widhalm 2 өдрийн өмнө
^^ Dumb to the core. ^^
Bambi Romines
Bambi Romines 2 өдрийн өмнө
Our family all listened to this Firechat. I appreciate how you simply put what we think about shut downs and their cost. I am amazed by young peoples thoughtful questions.
Mitchel Lowder
Mitchel Lowder 3 өдрийн өмнө
Anyone ever get concerned that when Dennis Prager retires, Will Witt might become in charge of PragurU and change the name to WittU (It kind of sounds like an insult).
Margaret Sanger- Blacks are like weeds
Margaret Sanger- Blacks are like weeds 3 өдрийн өмнө
Yes they are hurting lots
Mr. FireRotor
Mr. FireRotor 3 өдрийн өмнө
A Pew Center study about religion and education around the world in 2016, found that Jews are most educated religious group around in the world with an average of 13.4 years of schooling; Jews also have the highest number of post-secondary degrees per capita (61%). Higher education leads to higher likelihood of compassion and empathy which leads to more Liberal, Left viewpoints. Prager's obsession with Jews' view of the Nazi party is outdated, obscure, and irrelevant.
Akseli Makkonen
Akseli Makkonen 3 өдрийн өмнө
Lockdowns kill, destroy and harm more people than Covid. But the politicians doing the lockdowns don't ask, what's the price?
Mike Larkin
Mike Larkin 3 өдрийн өмнө
I watch The Fireside Chat every Sat morning. Today I really had to search to find Episode #161. Looking at the number of views so far there is no doubt in my mind that MNpost is suppressing this episode. Please make sure you share this on your social media.
El Bro
El Bro 3 өдрийн өмнө
Wisdom cannot be taught. However, it can be learned through experience (especially experiencing mistakes).
Bryan French
Bryan French 3 өдрийн өмнө
I'm Jewish and I am on the right as are many Jews in my area. I think the Jewish families living outside of Europe prior to the rise of Nazism who have no ties to Germany and Eastern Europe tend to be to the right and those who went through the Holocaust tend towards the left.
Steven Carroll
Steven Carroll 3 өдрийн өмнө
Fireside chat means honesty and no holds barred, it means we can agree to disagree. That is Dennis style exactly. Those ideas are lost today due to leftist intolerance which starts in elementary school.
Vincent Hanson
Vincent Hanson 3 өдрийн өмнө
Why this disease is creating the fear it has, is the media and political means to inflict harm by fear. It is a measure of control and destruction of the economical and morale of the people. This in turn is politically motivated for one party to control the masses. Provides a means to destruct the Constitution that has always been the barrier to those want absolute rulership. It creates the foundation to "make back better" world wide.
K G 3 өдрийн өмнө
J.D. Hague
J.D. Hague 3 өдрийн өмнө
Did anyone else hear "take care of each other" as a dangerous double meaning?
Jes Edelen
Jes Edelen 3 өдрийн өмнө
The four closest people to me lost their jobs ☹️☹️☹️
Biff Tannen
Biff Tannen 3 өдрийн өмнө
Flip side: Life is better than Death. Schools out there uhhh “prageru”
Atila Jungblut
Atila Jungblut 3 өдрийн өмнө
Denis, if you se the behavior of CCP, they beguin with lockdowns, all governs must do the same, because if the deads was in the numbers China and OMS say they will be, the govern was culprit of the deads, after that the left only implement the orders of their liders in CCP! All in cold blood
Lunay LeZarde
Lunay LeZarde 3 өдрийн өмнө
Corporatism: The cancer that grows on the healthy organ of Capitalism. Socialism: Corporatism metastasized to the entire body politic. Communism: When Socialism has turned the entire body politic into a single festering tumor. The treatment for all of the above is the same: Liberty.
Harry GW
Harry GW 3 өдрийн өмнө
Think what you want about PragerU but lockdown doing more damage than it prevents is facts
J E 3 өдрийн өмнө
A Message from the wealthy: wage slaves, you've got to understand that if line doesn't go up, our system fails. Because the system is dependent upon you working. But We can't say that, that might mean you demand more money for the things you do. So listen to this message: "Lockdowns hurt more than they help" - because we in big corporations will fire you because, though we make millions a year, we cannot stand to not turn a profit for a couple of months to improve your health and safety. So we must lay you off if we aren't turning a quarterly profit. Call it a Blood Trade. We'd rather you starve than we starve. But, again, we can't be the ones to blame here. After all, it's the Government that ordered the lockdown! Now, obviously, they only did that to prevent your death... but really only 1% of you will die so to us, the wealthy, that's just a pittance. I mean, only 250k of you have died so far this year! And there's millions of you wage slaves out there! So get on out there wage slaves! It's better for you to risk your health for your paycheck than to face the risk of us firing you to improve our bottom line temporarily. I mean... what are we going to do otherwise? Eat into our massive profits collectively or reduce OUR wages? Don't be ridiculous!
cookie crumbles
cookie crumbles 3 өдрийн өмнө
Go to parler you can watch all the prageru videos there.
Ryo 3 өдрийн өмнө
I still have my job & I oppose every lockdown to the full.
Bryan Whitehead
Bryan Whitehead 3 өдрийн өмнө
This is ridiculous. The country where I'm living right now, and a couple of others, locked down for MAYBE a month. And in doing so, the spread of infection lessened until it essentially disappeared. Now we're back to normal life. Why are Americans trying so hard to avoid locking down? They're dragging this out so much longer than it ever needed to be.
Baskaran Ananthakrishnan
Baskaran Ananthakrishnan Өдрийн өмнө
USA was in lockdown for many months I don’t know which country you are in but USA is a large country with large number of population it is difficult to control the virus there
Matthew Bigelow
Matthew Bigelow 3 өдрийн өмнө
11:40- 11:53 Sweeden did not lock down and Sweeden is 20th in the world in per capita deaths. According to Dennis, that is proof that lock downs are ineffective. There are almost 200 countries in the world. That means that the overwhelming majority of countries in the world have a lower death rate per capita than Sweeden does. I am confused. Does the statsistic about the death rate per capita in Sweeden really prove that lock downs are ineffective? Why or why not? If anyone knows the answer to that question, please tell me and explain with logic and empirical data from legitimate sources. I am confused.
Matthew Bigelow
Matthew Bigelow 3 өдрийн өмнө
5:11- 5:20 Dennis acknowledges that there is such a thing as a bad marriage and being in a bad marriage is a terrifying possibility. However, he also says that remaining single for fear of ending up in an emotionally dissatisfying relationship is like never driving for fear of ending up in a car accident. I suppose you could look at it that way, but here is why I personally do not look at it that way. The overwhelming majority of people are reliant on driving in order to get to work or go to the store. I don't see how you can live life without transportation. Marriage is not necessary in the same way that driving is. Let's suppose that Dennis' analogy does make sense. Some people will then argue that anyone who does not get married is an idiot and that remaining single is some kind of ethical breach that should be stigmatized. I am not saying that that is necessarily what Dennis said, but a lot of people do have that attitude. Even though driving is necessary for a society, not everyone has to drive. Some people, who are physically disabled and/or have autism, cannot drive. These people either take Ubers or relly on transportation from friends and family. Just like most people should know how to drive, but it is alright if some people cannot, it is better if the majority of people want to marry and procreate, but it is no big deal if some people do not. Everything that I just said is what I am pretty sure is an accurate representation of reality, but I recognize the possibility that I could be wrong. If anyone disagrees with anything that I have said so far, believing it to be fake news or flawed logic, please explain what you disagree with and why you disagree with it. If presented with a convincing enough counter argument, I might change my mind.
Matthew Bigelow
Matthew Bigelow 3 өдрийн өмнө
A lot of people are wondering when the pandemic will end. Even though everyone wants the pandemic to be over, not everyone wants that for the same reason. If you are in favor of these social distancing regulations, that means you are scared of the virus and you want the pandemic to be over, so that you can stop panicking about the virus. If you oppose these social distancing regulations and subscribe the the conservative mentality that preventing the spread of the virus is not worth trampling on people’s constitutional rights, then you want the pandemic to be over, so you can resume normal life. I did some research, here is what I have found out. When the pandemic will end really depends on how you define end. An epidemiological end will be achieved when herd immunity has happened. Herd immunity is when a sufficient portion of society is immune so as to prevent wide spread ongoing transmission. Invention of the vaccine will cause an earlier end to the pandemic, but herd immunity could be achieved without a vaccine, remember there is no vaccine for Ebola and I actually don’t think that the Ebola outbreak of 2014 even became a pandemic in the first place. When this end point is reached, the public health emergency interventions implemented in 2020 will no longer be necessary. A transition to normalcy would mean that most aspects of social and economic life can resume with no fear of ongoing mortality (that would mean that the mortality rate of the country is NOT any higher than the annual average) or long term health consequences related to the corna virus. To achieve this outcome, the following protections should be implemented: The highest risk population should be vaccinated (highest risk would include the elderly and diabetics). Available testing should be rapid and accurate. Improved therapeutics. Continued strengthening of public health response. If and when an epidemological end is achieved, or even when a transition to normalcy is achieved, air travel, bustling shops, full restaurants, humming factories and public gyms operating at capacity will all happen once again. Experts foresee an epidemiological end in the second half of 2021 and a transition to normalcy in the first half of 2021. Neither a transition to normalcy nor an epidemologicla end will happen in the next two months, it looks like we will end 2020, still in a pandemic. To read all about what I am talking about, check out this article.
ImaginaryAdversary 3 өдрийн өмнө
Here's the real reason for the lock down. They (the media) needs to change the news cycle. There is evidence pointing to a fraudulent election. Distract the entire nation with a crisis... again... to achieve their goals. I'll say it again. The media are committing crimes against humanity, and they should be held accountable.
RazorGames 3 өдрийн өмнө
Im not sure I agree with what he saying but he definitely makes a convincing argument
OC Mom
OC Mom 3 өдрийн өмнө
Thank you for this video! I’m going to have my kids watch it also
ResortDog 3 өдрийн өмнө
The dead can't cry anymore, think of it that way.
Ramkumar Suresh N V
Ramkumar Suresh N V 3 өдрийн өмнө
Lockdowns do help people than killing them. In India, despite public. non-co-operation, cases have not even reached 1 percent of our total population and there was enough testing that was performed. India still has less cases than America.
ResortDog 3 өдрийн өмнө
Made in China (Vietnam) comes written with human blood and tears instead of cost.
Glenn W
Glenn W 3 өдрийн өмнө
If politicians are really afraid of what will happen if they don't oppress, THEY SHOULD JUST RESIGN! GET OUT. Let someone with good sense take over.
Glenn W
Glenn W 3 өдрийн өмнө
Dennis, you forget. These elitists don't care about people! They are tyrants, traitors, and sub-human. To appeal to them, with sense and empathy, doesn't work. They understand envelopes of cash, power, and favors, and that's it.
Felidae 3 өдрийн өмнө
No way... Otto knows better than that... Even if I kinda dislike him... You know... Reasons...
Farhan Rizki Ahnafa
Farhan Rizki Ahnafa 3 өдрийн өмнө
Your freedom and ignorance hurt more than COVID-19
Deborah Sabastro
Deborah Sabastro 3 өдрийн өмнө
If you live your life scared of dying, you’re already dead
Desert Rose
Desert Rose 3 өдрийн өмнө
Hi Dennis. Would you consider making a 5 minute video based on the Egyptian lady’s question about Jewish people instinctively, and erroneously, associating the Right with Hitler?
Mocking Moniker
Mocking Moniker 3 өдрийн өмнө
The problem with marraige is that it's a terrible risk to a man and always pays well for the woman. She can divorce for any reason and automatically gets 50% of everything, plus alimony and child support based on circumstances. This is a terribly unnecessary risk just like driving drunk. If you drive drunk, you probably won't get hurt or hurt anybody, but it's super irresponsible and dramatically increases the chances of a disaster. Dennis is just being a terrible disengenious with marraige, a mistake he repeatedly makes, and fails to do any fair cost-benefit analysis. LIke all the other Boomers, he's whistling in the dark.
watchgoose 3 өдрийн өмнө
Lockdowns wouldn't be called for if people would just show some personal responsibility for their actions - its' stupid to wear the mask below the nose or chin, or not to wear it at all; to mix in crowds where you can contract, or shed, the virus to/from others. You have three generations of adults who were never told "No!" as a kid. Now they still think they can do whatever they want, regardless of safety.
Deborah Sabastro
Deborah Sabastro 3 өдрийн өмнө
I wish Coumo would have the same thinking with the unborn
rootssixtysix 3 өдрийн өмнө
"War is when your Government tells you who the enemy is. Revolution is when you figure it out for yourself” --Unknown
João Carlos dos Santos
João Carlos dos Santos 3 өдрийн өмнө
We are having permanent lockdowns in Portugal almost since March. Our country is becoming a dictatorship under the pretext of the pandemic by the socialist government that legislates without any checks and balances. How can the people be saved from this regime?
Kathy H.
Kathy H. 3 өдрийн өмнө
I live in the greater Syracuse area. (You mentioned Syracuse in the video.) The governor definitely did say that about saving one life making the lockdown worth it. I was against that then, and I'm still against that now. There are so many other factors to consider. I have been so lonely, fighting off depressed feelings... and have gained about 15 pounds. Previously, my social life consisted of eating at certain restaurants (where one doesn't pay a tip) where I have friends. Now I eat on and off all day long because I'm socially bored. People have lost their businesses here because of the lockdown. I can't go to the gym without first having to go online and making a reservation...if a time slot is available... when I used to just go to my classes there on a regular basis. It's stupid. It's awful. For Thanksgiving, there will only be four of us instead of the usual 20. And we always play board games, but we'll be bringing our laptops and spreading out and playing the games with each other online, while being in the same house. Some friends have had a hard time figuring out how to teach their courses partly online and partly in person. And one of them teaches foreign language courses where the students need to interact with one another to learn the language. Each school district has a different policy to deal with this. The pupils go so school some days and not others. Who watches them when they're home? Most parents work. And then a child was found with COVID in the middle school, so the middle school shut down for two weeks. That meant that the students needed home supervision every day. Now we're in a yellow micro-cluster. One main restaurant (where you pick up your own food) has already cut its seating capacity down by half, and now they've added a 90-minute restriction. Well, I'm used to sitting there for hours, working on my laptop, having people and casual friends around, talking to people or just being in that environment...instead of being home alone. That's my social life. Now I can't do that. My regular physician (yearly checkup) made the comment that this lockdown has really affected me. (He has known me for years, so he can see a difference.) Sorry for the long post. Guess I'm lonely. You've been someone to "talk to". Thanks.
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