What If Covid-19 Had Gone Unreported and Government Had Not Gotten Involved? I’ve Asked This Question for Over A Year Now.

Actually the answers are in the data accumulated to date, as well as past experiences with coronaviruses and other communicable pathogens.

Multiple bacteriophages attached to a bacterial cell wall, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5035798 (cropped)

Why won’t anybody answer a simple question? If we’d ignored Covid-19 and not had lockdowns and mandatory masks and a crashed economy, would the pandemic have followed approximately the same course regardless?

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