I'll be the first to say I have no idea how to stop this thing but I truly think that this just ain't it. We tried it once in March/April and everyone abided by it. You take a walk down any given street in Chicago and 90% of people are wearing masked and the 10% that aren't aren't breathing or coughing down anyone's necks as they pass by people anyways. So why are we trying to do the same exact thing again? If it didn't work once, why will it work this time? Just to curb hospital admissions?
I get that the virus is raging worse than ever, but "everyone stay home and don't leave their apartments indefinitely" is just not a feasible way to control this thing. As many people have said, the cure can't be worse than the problem. Businesses are going to shut doors, people won't be paying rent, depression will go up, and round and round we go.
I already had the virus and am clear from catching it again for at least a little while, so maybe I am speaking selfishly because I'd like to live my life like a normal human. But I have a feeling that people are so stir crazy from this bullshit that they're going to feel the same way. To me, it goes like this:
if you're sick, elderly, have pre-existing health issues, or if you are simply afraid of contracting the virus in spite of being healthy, stay the fuck inside. If you're healthy and young and contract it, you will more than likely be fine. That's not me talking, that's the statistics provided by the CDC. Call me obtuse, but at this juncture I am 10000% glad that I got it and got it over with. I did my part, sequestered for 2.5 weeks, didn't contact a soul, and went on my merry way. That's the case with 99%+ of healthy people too.
What I'm getting at is this: we HAVE to come up with better ways to beat this thing until we get the vaccine and anti body therapies into those who might not handle it like myself and most others do. I don't know how to do that, but our government leaders and the experts they surround themselves should at this point. That's why we voted them in and why they were hired. Get us testing strips that can give us a positive or negative test like we're taking pregnancy tests every morning. Not sure. Just figure it the fuck out and let the rest of us live our lives.