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Old Posted Apr 17, 2021, 6:36 PM
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Originally Posted by JManc View Post
I think had we shutdown, I mean truly shutdown for at least a month sometime last year where everything was ground to a halt and everyone stayed home, we'd probably be in better shape. That of course would be unrealistic.
No I don’t think that’s true. It wouldn’t have eliminated the virus completely, and so long as any was circulating it would have spread again once restrictions were lifted.

It was also impossible for the US or Europe to close themselves off to the world like Australia / NZ did, nor did the same infrastructure exist for contact tracing as in say South Korea.
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