I don’t think the restrictions on individual freedom due to the new corona virus are reasonable. The bureaucrats dictating these restrictions are taking the usual one-size-fits-all approach which invariably creates problems for many people. There is no credible evidence to justify the restrictions. There appears to be no understanding of how our capitalistic economy works.

People who do not want to risk infection with this virus can isolate themselves. Why should every individual or family isolate themselves from everyone else? Moving around freely as people normally do exposes them to all kinds of viruses and bacteria which builds the immune system.

There are no studies that show that social distancing is effective in preventing contagion. We do know from physics that molecules in the air move around at any thing from 300 to 500 meters per second. If someone is breathing out viruses, then a few meters is not going to make any difference especially in an enclosed space like a store.

A study was done in South Korea on the effectiveness of masks. Not even surgical masks could filter out viruses, they are too small.

Several non-governmental scientists and medical practitioners have run the numbers on testing for infection extrapolated to the given population compared to fatalities and get fatality rates on the order of 1%. This is no different than any other flu in any other recent year. If this is not correct, then why don’t the bureaucrats show us the numbers and the correct interpretation to justify their restrictions? Instead, all we get is people are being infected and people are dying which is typical of what happens all the time. The only difference now is all the hype and fear mongering.

Keeping everyone isolated creates many problems like abuse, suicide, and avoiding necessary medical services. Many of these problems besides having fatal consequences, will have long term effects for those who live through them.

Governments are saying that they are going to sustain the private sector during the lock down. Now there is an interesting concept. Governments in Canada are sustained by taking over 40% of the annual wealth produced in the private sector. That 40% pays government salaries; some is wasted; and the rest goes to their boondoggles. So the government will do an electronic fund transfer to your bank account and you will sign into your bank account online and print out food??? How about plants for my garden or dental work; can I print that out too???

Our capitalist economy is billions of people all over the world doing their part of some process that eventually ends up as a product or service that we can purchase. The complexity is mind boggling. That is why central planning does not work. There is no way for a single person or group of people to understand, let alone effectively control a capitalist economy. It works best in free markets. Any intervention by governments is detrimental; some visible, most not easily visible. We have just made the move to all out fascism and most people seem to be fine with it.

Goodby freedom.