People have children, because people around them have children. This means that a blip will extend into a boom, as people suddenly are surrounded by happy couples with cute toddlers running around.
For example, my wives circle of friends didn't want to have children. Then we got our two girls, both of which were very well-behaved and cute. Two years later all of her friends had a child, and one of her friends even confessed that she had hated children before she saw how absolutely adorable our kids were.
The country where social distancing and staying at home without seeing anyone is a cultural feature even without a pandemic. If there is a country which is culturally resistant to COVID-19, it is Finland.
The problem they have even mentioned in the mainstream press is that there are a lot of young [Muslim immigrant] men who will start rioting the moment the schools are closed and every adult locks themselves down to hide from the virus. A lot of criminals are just waiting for the lock-down to start, so they get a free reign to steal and cause damage.
Sweden will burn if they try to lock down people. So they can't, it doesn't matter if there is a deadly virus.
Fortunately Finland is 80% self-sufficient on food, but Sweden (50%) is in deep trouble if this escalates.
They should have stretched the content in the first season a lot longer. Everyone likable in the first season turned overly-powerful assholes (or, if men, total whiny pussies) in the second season. The third season seems to continue with the trend of super-powered super-unlikable robot-women plotting something I have no reason to care about. This time it is in a dark and depressing world outside the park.
I have no reason to watch this any further.
It takes two weeks before the effects of quarantines will start to show. Before that we will continue to see increase in cases as if there were no quarantines in place at all. The infection rate will stay lower as long as we continue to be locked in, and will spike immediately after people start to move freely again.
Finland has been locked in for two weeks now. We should be seeing decreases in the infection rate any day now.
I'm suggesting that the first person in these parties who provides material to prove who take part in these parties (pics/video) will not be sent to the back of the queue for life saving equipment.
Everyone else will be. Have fun chocking on your own fluids. Nobody's going to cry for you.
It'll be also fun to see how these people will become social pariahs for the rest of their lives after getting the disease, infecting someone's loved ones, and getting them killed.
My NAS+Plex+AppleTV+warez -setup is showing its superiority again. I get full-quality movies, even if the internet is totally cut off.
It's not about the money. Finnish officials have concluded that we have enough material to make the tests from for 1-2 weeks. After that we run out.
We also have only 400 intensive care units, which are nothing but a rounding error when the disease really hits, in about two to three weeks.
We're looking at a death rate of around 50 000 in a country of 5 million... in the most optimistic scenario. 😬
I bet this decision isn't going to end up aging very badly in the near future... 🙄
I bet this decision isn't going to end up aging very badly in the near future.