After decades of listening to politicians, it would seem that you had heard enough so that ANYTHING another one said would not catch you off guard.
But in the case of Senate majority leader Del Marsh, not so.
As you can read in this article, Marsh just told a reporter for a Birmingham TV station that he is not concerned much about how many cases of Covid-19 people in Alabama get. His thought process (which can not be supported by research) is that the more people who get the virus and survive, the better the chances everyone in a population will be immune.
Sweden pretty much took this approach by not locking down businesses, keeping grade schools open and depending on citizens to voluntarily take necessary precautions. It didn’t work. The death rate from the virus in Sweden as been 10 to 20 times higher than its neighbors in Denmark, Finland and Norway.
I don’t want to get Covid-19. Nor do I want any of my relatives or friends to get it in any form or fashion. I have heard from too many survivors about their struggles long after they tested negative. I have heard doctors talk about the lung damage survivors will live with the rest of their lives.
And for one of the most powerful politicians in the state to publicly display such a lack of concern for citizens is beyond comprehension.
But I have a suggestion for Senator Marsh. PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS. If this virus is no big deal, then ask UAB if you can spend some time in an intensive care unit surrounded by Covid-19 infected patients. Heck, you might even ask if you can hold a caucus of all Republican senators at the hospital and invite your buddies.
I’m guessing that you won’t have many joining you.