Another Attempt

Let’s try to explain herd immunity in another way. Let’s also try to explain the rationale behind encouraging children to mingle and attend school.

Suppose a gang of several thousand Nazis stormed the beaches of Texas and began killing everyone in their way with Bushmasters.

You would be alarmed.

What would you do?

Probably you would take cover to assess the situation while making observations.

Suppose you noticed, while under cover, that these Nazis were not killing many people under 30 years of age.

Further suppose that not only were the Nazis not killing many people under 30 years of age, the Nazis had difficulty seeing people under 30 years of age.

Suppose that people under 30 years of age for the most part could walk amongst the Nazis untouched and unseen.

What would you then do?

Exactly.

Now, you see.

It’s a war out there, and you have to use every tool in your disposal to defeat that enemy.

There’s no difference between a gang of Nazis storming the Texas beaches and the coronavirus.

We can use young people as weapons against the coronavirus precisely because they will not die except in extremely minuscule numbers.

In this case the young people will act as shields to protect the rest of us. This will give us the time to figure out a better game plan.

This is reality. It’s called survival of the species.

We’ve been spoiled for generations because we have not had to confront reality. We have not had to make tough choices.

People with noble intentions will say: “If we can prevent the death of even one child it will have been worth locking them up in their homes.”

These well-meaning thespians will cost the lives of more children.

By not tackling the coronavirus head-on we give it more life.

Time is everything, and this coronavirus has all the time in the world.

Like Nazis, it’s not going away.

By not tackling Nazis head-on where they are weak we give them more life.

A military commander must be bold. He must seize the day.

Carpe diem.

Archer Crosley

Copyright 2020 Archer Crosley All Rights Reserved

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