Sadly in these weird times it seems a certain type of pundit has reverted to type and is robotically cranking out increasingly nonsensical talking points.
The argument for or against the right to life of people based upon their utility is extremely interesting: it seems to imply that your instantaneous productivity right now is the only thing that matters. This the classic tragicomic stereotype of a libertarian mindset that seems to ignore the practical and moral issues of: falling ill, being pregnant or even being unconscious. Let alone illness or novel illnesses.
Here’s the thing: those Boomers will have paid their taxes. Their whole lives.
Some will have fought in Korea and Vietnam, and all those other flash points.
Can anyone really argue that they are owed nothing, as a matter of so-called principle?
And this is to set aside the obvious total scientific illiteracy of these fatuous arguments.
The single best way to deal with an infection, is to never, ever catch it, if you can.
To create the conditions as a society to do that though you have to be smart, not dogmatic; the virus does not care that you’re in bed with the duvet pulled up over your eyes. Remember for the vast majority of human history that was the only way to deal with it. And COVID-19 has rewind the clock to those era prior to medical technology times. I wonder what our ancestors would have thought of the idea of herd immunity as a response to a new infection?
Recovering from an infection is not a Randian test of our objective worth and right to continue to exist.