When Hysteria brings Worldwide Economic Collapse
No one thinks about the cause and effect of shutting down the economy though. Millions of people will be laid off and lose their jobs. Unemployment, food stamps, and welfare roles will climb. Business will tank, while other businesses will get fat bailouts from the government who really can't afford to be printing money and adding to an already mountain of debt. Crime will rise. Death from that crime will most likely be more than the amount of people who die from the virus. None of this matters though. It doesn't matter because we have idiots for leaders and idiots in the media.
Those who are sick or susceptible to getting sick should self quarantine. Everyone else should be going about their normal daily lives. Wash your hands, cough into your arm, and don't touch your eyes and face while out and about. Instead we have idiocy verging on martial law taking place.
The kicker for me is the social media Republicans and Conservatives that post all day long and are basically all for this stuff. From shutting beaches and malls down to implementing curfews... Yeah... your authoritarianism and Fascism is kind of showing here. No wonder the youth is angry. You fools are fueling the hysteria and the fear mongering. You are walking right into the left's hands and they didn't have to lift a finger to make it happen.
We can also see how social media burns like a brush fire in spreading the fear and hysteria. People ran out and bought all of the paper towels and toilet paper. Why??? On second thought, maybe it was a good idea because the stupid government has shut everything down and a financial collapse will be much much worse than this virus. The people that are fear mongering are doing it all day long. They are tagging politicians and those politicians are reading in their echo chamber, and that just increases the urgency to do something. What we get is a massive overreaction. That overreaction in turn leads to what looks like a massive financial collapse. Honestly... I know everyone is "self quarantining" but you need to get off of social media and just go about your lives. The government, the media, and those pushing to shut everything down are a much bigger problem than the virus itself.