Sunday, May 16, 2021

Common sense Left on the cutting room floor

 This letter left on the floor by The Oz editor.... 

As a society we tolerate a certain number of deaths from a wide range of causes to trade off for other benefits. Motor vehicle accidents being a good example. We could bring MVA deaths to near zero by implementing 40 kmh speed limits and vehicle tracking. But we tolerate 1000 deaths per annum for the convenience and benefits of speed. Covid should not be any different. At a time when most of the vulnerable are vaccinated and the risk of people dying from the virus are substantially decreased we should be looking at removing ALL restrictions rather than imposing new ones.