covid, ethics 

A quick look at data on Switzerland indicates that the vast majority of covid deaths (~90%) are accounted for by people over the age of 80 who are not vaccinated

ourworldindata.org/grapher/cov

ourworldindata.org/grapher/swi

Does this not imply that the great majority of deaths comes from voluntary non-vaccination in the group of people are aware of what death means?

I fail to make a convincing argument for current corona measures given this information.

covid, ethics 

@douginamug do you think it's a form, albeit quite different, to assisted suicide?

I remember my Grandad having an "if it's my time, it's my time" attitude when lots of people near him were catching it. I think that was slightly before the roll-outs of vaccine

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covid, ethics 

@athairbirb @douginamug There is an important ethical difference between taking actions deliberately to hasten death and not taking unusual actions to forestall it. (Unless you're a consequentialist.)

It's true that some old people are ready to go. Pneumonia used to be called "the old man's friend".

In the case of Switzerland, I think we need more information to know why so many octogenarians aren't vaccinated.

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