(WRSA) The ‘cure’ – of bankrupting entire industries through the loathsomely-termed “lockdown” – is worse than the threat.RTWT
And it increasingly appears that “curve flattening”, as advocated, has failed, with major hospitals continuing to fill to capacity and beyond.
Pandemic suppression may indeed fail.
Probably because too little, too late, and kabuki theater screening at airports, when we should have shunted everyone into mandatory quarantine for 30 days before entry was allowed, starting in early- or mid-January.
If only the CDC hadn’t pooch-screwed the test kits so hard that the dog will never walk right again.
So if the answer is to throw caution to the winds, and open all the things, Kung Flu cases, and deaths – even if just a fraction of the whole – will skyrocket, and most importantly, the much higher percent than deaths, people requiring hospitalization, has a very good shot at destroying health care in this country for any area that’s swamped, meaning anything life-threatening after that point will be fatal.
And doctors and nurses, being older than most people entering professions, will die at a higher rate too. If you thought there was a doctor and nurse shortage before, just wait until you lose 10% of them for months, and some permanently. Which also makes salaries for the survivors higher. Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand is going to bitchslap that part of the economy. The only saving grace will be all those people dying might cut the cost of Medicare, and keep Social Security solvent for another few years before it teeters and falls over.
And opening the floodgates again will guarantee that this comes back, in waves, which will knock a given percentage of the country on its ass, over, and over, and over again, just without killing most of them. Let’s sign up for that, please.
With no recognizable healthcare where that happens, probably through next spring, at least.
Riches for me, even 7-day-a-week employment if I want it;
plague, financial ruin, and death for you/us all.
No medical care, as such, for anyone, for perhaps the rest of 2020.
(And if we have back-and-forth quarantines, and then not, and then another wave of outbreak, serially, take a wild guess how many front-line people in health care will say “F**k it; I’m out. Call me back when you’re serious.”? My guess is 25-50%. We’re not draftees, we can walk when we want. And will.)
What’s not to like?
Unless TPTB triage all Kung Flu actual and suspected cases out of the hospitals' normal system, and open up government ghetto Kung Flu Treatment Centers.
And of course, seeing how the Deep State was weaponized to go after Trump, no one can possibly think that such a pandemic gulag would ever be subsequently weaponized to weed out the Deplorables, can they?
Sheer coincidence, no doubt.