by Donald J. Boudreaux
The American Institute for Economic Research
Like so many people, I can’t stop wondering about Covid-19. But unlike many people, my thoughts aren’t on the physical dangers that this disease poses to me. I long ago stopped being unusually worried about me becoming infected with SARs-CoV-2.
To be clear, I’m no Covid denier. I understand that I can catch this nasty disease and that it might do me in. But the same is true for the ordinary flu. And so too might I be done in by riding in an automobile. So too might I meet an early death as a result of my habit of drinking each evening a few glasses of wine (and sometimes one too many glasses).
Given my age (although 62, I’m young compared to Covid’s chief victims), my relatively good health (I daily go to the gym), and my slimness (I’m six feet tall and weigh 150lbs), I see no reason for me to worry about me catching Covid.