Government mandates with Covid saved a million American lives
You just received a letter saying all the government response with masks, closure, distancing etc. was heavy-handed government that did not help.
To the contrary the initial Imperial College London estimates were 2.2 million in the U.S. if we did nothing and 1.1 to 1.2 million if we did what we did. Since we are about a million dead the heavy hand of government saved a million lives.
The writer was additionally wrong about the expected distribution of Covid deaths being limited to the elderly population if nothing had been done. Also it’s inferring it’s alright to kill off the elderly.
I assume the writer was either trying to justify himself or draw political blood. He did neither. Saving a million lives is huge!
Conrad F. Cropsey