And you're putting it in terms of money.If it costs the whole of us or the country $12 billion, that's so remote that it's abstract. It might as well not even exist. And that's the problem - people making these bad decisions think so individualistically that they can't seem to grasp the broader implications of what it does to us as a whole.
Let's note that covid-19 has a roughly 3% mortality rate in the US. So, if Sturgis is responsible for 250,000 cases, it is then responsible for the 7,500 deaths that are statistically likely to ensue.