During a recent interview with Andy Hall of Lazer 103.3, Buckcherry’s Josh Todd offered a controversial take on getting control of the coronavirus pandemic. The frontman advocated for a herd immunity strategy with some safety protocols in place, even though experts have cautioned against this idea due to an increase in death and the unknown rate of reinfection.
Todd said the following:
“It’s hard to even comment about this, because so many people are so riled up. And it’s really tough. And I don’t wanna be judged. We live in a super-judgmental society now, with social media. I’m all for herd immunity — I always was, way back. I think the Swedish community has really — they’ve handled it well. Their numbers are not any more than our numbers, and they’ve just gone on with life.
If this was a different type of disease — if it was Ebola or something like that — then it’s a whole different ballgame, because the death rate is a lot more severe. I’m not saying this… Because I know a lot of people have lost loved ones. And I am totally compassionate about all that. I just think herd immunity, but just following safety protocols — just everybody wearing masks and people getting temperature tested before they go into work, and if they have a high temperature, they get sent home.
We’ve gotta get on with it or we’re gonna come back to some serious problems, and it’s gonna be way worse than the fallout from all this that has nothing to do with coronavirus. That’s a whole argument, of course, and debate that people will wanna argue with, but I’m all for herd immunity.”
Buckcherry have been playing some socially distanced shows as of late and some footage from their October 17 show at the U.S Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, IA can be found below: