Friday, April 03, 2020

Let's have real talk about this Covid-19 crisis....

I made the mistake of watching MSNBC last night and to be honest I was a bit shocked by what many of the commentators were calling for.  Going off the top of my head but here are their current talking points/suggestions...

1.  We need to have a coronavirus czar.
2.  We need to have a mandatory nationwide stay at home order.
3.  We need to do stay at home right.  People need to be locked up if they violate the order and they need to make it stick.
4.  They're saying that we need to coordinate research.
5.  They say if we're lucky we might be finished with this by June.

That's just off the top of my head but you get the point.

They expect us to be in this situation for a protracted period of time.  One reader suggested pretty much the same (only longer).

I can tell you without doubt or hesitation that if he is right we're fucked.  Proper fucked.  If they're right we're still fucked.

Am I wrong in thinking that if we were to ask our fellow citizens to persist in this condition even till June we would be facing practical anarchy?

From my seat it is beyond the pale to imagine them even asking us to do so.

So what's my plan?

Simple.  Identify the hot spots.  If you want to go hard then go hard in those places.  They're easily identified to.  New York City.  New Orleans.  In essence the major metropolitan areas are the places where we're seeing this wildfire burn.

If we concentrate our resources on the places that are on fire then we will better deal with this problem.  Right now we're scattered.  Instead we should be focused.  That means instead of trying a nationwide stay at home you enforce it strictly in the places where this virus is raging.

You enforce a strict stay at home policy.  No travel policy.  No parks.  No going out at all.  You use police and the National Guard to enforce it.

But forget what I think. 

What do you guys think.  Can our country survive being under this type of shut down for such an extended time?  Can we make it going past May?

Side note.  I despise medical experts for one thing.  They immediately reached for the Chinese solution and did not consider that we don't operate under their system.  To ask US citizens to "stay home" and not make a gainful living for months?  Its a bridge too far.  Its completely foreign to our culture and was bound to fail from the start.  This is the main problem with scientist being placed in charge of policy.  They don't take into account the human part of the equation so their policy solutions always fail. 

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