Ron Paul epitomizes the fatal fallacy of conservatives: Since the lockdowns prevented millions of deaths, conservatives insist we “overreacted”

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
By Paul Martin

by: Mike Adams
NaturalNews.com
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Just as we predicted six weeks ago, when the lockdowns work to halt the exponential spread of the virus, the worst-case death projections will be averted, saving millions of lives. But the lower death count will cause shortsighted people to claim the virus wasn’t that dangerous to begin with, and they will claim the lockdowns therefore weren’t necessary at all.

Since we aren’t seeing millions of deaths, essentially, they claim we “overreacted.”

This argument is now being made by none other than Ron Paul, who joins a large number of conservatives who are essentially arguing that if your house has a small kitchen fire, and the fire department arrives with a large fire engine to douse the fire, they weren’t necessary at all since your house didn’t burn down.

Ron Paul’s argument is intellectually dishonest and lacking in any real knowledge of how an infectious bioweapon spreads and why strong social distancing averts millions of deaths which would have otherwise occurred without the lockdowns.

Does Ron Paul think burglar alarms cause crime, too?

He also argues that since there are more deaths in areas with the most strict lockdowns, that aggressive lockdowns cause more infections, essentially. This is like arguing that burglar alarms cause crime because high-crime areas have more burglar alarms. Here’s how Ron Paul explains it:

Kentucky, a strict lockdown state, is five times more populated than South Dakota, yet it has some 20 times more coronavirus deaths. If lockdown and house arrest are the answer, shouldn’t those numbers be reversed, with South Dakota seeing mass death while Kentucky dodges the coronavirus bullet?

Again, this is like arguing that police cause crime because high-crime areas have more police. The entire reason Kentucky went into a strict lockdown was because the spread of infections and hospitalizations was on track for catastrophe. The lockdowns halted the exponential spread.

If we had continued with business as usual, we would be on track for millions of deaths in the USA by July

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One Response to “Ron Paul epitomizes the fatal fallacy of conservatives: Since the lockdowns prevented millions of deaths, conservatives insist we “overreacted””

  1. Dave

    What’s Adams being paid to shill and peddle this bullshit?

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