Another two-month free trial

“Forward, the Light Brigade!”
Was there a man dismayed?
Not though the soldier knew
Someone had blundered.

After a two-month trial, researchers are collecting early outcomes of the Great American Social Distancing Experiment of 2020.

The results, to say the least, ain’t pretty—and the “experts” who initiated this experiment on 330 million well-meaning but unwitting test subjects are starting to admit failure.

“Wait. An experiment?” you may ask. But we have been assured by the credentialed class that keeping a distance of six feet between healthy people for weeks on end was the only tried-and-true way to prevent the deadly spread of the novel coronavirus. No way would the government shutter public schools and colleges for five months, bankrupt small businesses, send tens of millions to the unemployment line, jeopardize the nation’s food supply chain, prevent children from comforting dying parents and grandparents, and subject their fellow countrymen to soul-crushing house arrest for the first time in U.S. history if the so-called “social distancing” guidance hadn’t been carefully vetted over time, you might insist.

Certainly every variable and every side effect of social distancing has been factored into this economy-crashing “mitigation” strategy, right?

I’m sure you all already know the answer to that one.

The country, we now know, is undergoing an experiment to which we never consented: Further, it is as much a political and social experiment as a public health one. The short term results are not what the experts predicted but their lab rats—the American people—are suffering traumatic side effects that could last for years. And unfortunately, like most experts, instead of conceding they had it all wrong and walking away from the failed experiment, they insist they just need a little more time to make it work.

But this experiment needs to end, immediately. Cases continue to rise despite the lockdowns; hospitals are not overwhelmed, nor were they ever (with a few exceptions). The overall death count is inflated; it appears that COVID-19 is asymptomatic for most people and far less lethal than originally predicted. And the economy is in tatters with more bad news on the horizon.

The history of science, sadly, is littered with bad experiments gone horribly wrong. The Great Social Distancing Experiment of 2020, when it is over, will very likely be toward the top of that list.

Ah well, the story didn’t end too well for the Light Brigade, either.

6 thoughts on “Another two-month free trial

  1. I wonder how much money Soros made with short positions while he looked on in glee as the Panic Pain spread from State to State faster than the WuFlu.

  2. “The Great Social Distancing Experiment of 2020, when it is over, will very likely be toward the top of that list.”

    It’s going to be #1 on that list I’m afraid. I hope I’m wrong. I keep thinking about the old European tradition of taking off the month of August. Everyone leaves, the factories shut down, and then it all starts back up. Maybe, just maybe enough people will treat it as such and start back spending like they always did, not causing a further economic crunch.

    I saw a unicorn this morning too. Had rainbow sides.

    1. When closing in August is planned then it is normal.
      People still get paid vacation and resorts get their best business. Business price on this expected event.
      Same with how almost the whole world outside the US ends work on December 15 and returns Jan5.
      Or how in the PRC they close down for Chinese New Year two weeks and for Commie October 1 Holidays for two weeks.

      1. Oh, I understand the difference. OTOH, they are still building houses at a furious pace in my area, people are still buying them, almost as though they see no problem ahead. And maybe they don’t. Which is good.

        Will that be enough? See my earlier statement regarding unicorns…

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