What had shocked me most about the world’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic… 😷
Is that we are willing to have tight lockdowns and stop most economic activity over one disease, which has roughly a 2% mortality rate.
What about all the other prevalent illnesses and causes of death? Oh, those we can live with because they’ve become “acceptable” to us over the years. 🤷♂️
Personally I’ve lost many close relatives during the pandemic period, none were due to Covid and none were “counted” as we count each Covid death. My father was among those and we could barely even go out to bury him because of strict movement lockdowns. ⛔
So people can die of *mostly avoidable* heart diseases or car accidents etc that’s fine, but noooo we can’t allow anyone to die of Covid and we’ll sacrifice all of our economy over that!
👉 For example, if road potholes or damages are causing accidents, why not declare a national driving lockdown and keep all roads empty for a few days until they are all fixed?
If junk foods are leading to diabetes and other dangerous conditions, why not have a “lockdown” on them too? We could stop the sales of all such items until they remove all bad ingredients. ☣
This is just a case to demonstrate a type of effect people are prone to. Do such effects exist in the business world as well, where we place too much focus on one thing that seems big to us and ignore others which may be equal or bigger?
📌 Let me know what you think…