Friday, January 22, 2021

Tech Helped During Shutdown, But Also Enabled Politicians to Order Them

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Buck Sexton, the host of “The Buck Sexton Show,” imagined for a moment how the world would have looked if there were no Netflix or internet connectivity during the coronavirus outbreak, and people were unable to work remotely or binge-watch another old episode of “The Office.”

“Think about that,” Sexton said. “imagine if we didn’t have all these technologies that allow for virtual meeting and everything else. The lockdown would have lasted a month. But in a sense, technology has also, well it has enabled us to be far more comfortable and more capable during these lockdowns, it also has been a necessary condition for them.”


Sexton pictured a world where homes had black-and-white televisions with three channels and you couldn’t communicate with anyone at work through any other means than a rotary telephone.


“How long do you think that would last in society?” Sexton asked. “So because of the technological changes, people are much more accepting of this [lockdowns] then they would otherwise be.”

But 24-hour cable news and unlimited websites to read the updates on the virus (like Johns Hopkins University’s running toll) has lead to a society almost brainwashed to be afraid of this silent killer.

Sexton pointed out that there has been some encouraging news on coronavirus vaccines that seem to be moving full-steam ahead for emergency use authorization. CNN reported that both Pfizer and BioNTech submitted the paperwork to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approval on Friday.

Albert Bourla, Pfizer’s CEO, said, “It is with great pride and joy and even a little relief that I can say that our request for emergency use authorization for our Covid-19 vaccine is now in the FDA’s hands. This is a historic day, a historic day for science and for all of us. It took just 248 days to get from the day we announced our plans to collaborate with BioNTech to our FDA submission day.”

The report said that the vaccine, BNT162b2, could be available in mid-December.

“I don’t understand why we’re waiting,” Sexton said. “What are we still waiting for? Why are we still waiting? Why isn’t this vaccine in drugstores across the country this weekend or at least in distribution Centers for the federal government?”

Sexton said, “Let’s go. there’s no benefit to waiting at this point.”

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