Every country on the planet was caught off guard. The curves in every country except maybe one, look identical. Not one person in the media or politics was calling for harsher action, until after it blew up...all 20/20 hind sight. Many were chastising Trump for shutting down air travel from China. Politicians all over were encouraging people to go out and "party" and ignor the "racist orange man". The "experts" were all wrong, the partisans were focused only on being partisan. And now the media is acting like they weren't equally to blame for this, or that the federal government is 100% to blame. The stockpile of medical gear depleted by Obama...but I have yet to hear him blamed for not replenishing that stockpile in the 7 years after he depleted it. It became business as usual and no one cared...until now..with 20/20 hindsight.
This one didn't age well either. More TDS on display.
This didn't age well....TDS on full display.
More died of flu. Every year flu kills what 40K or more in the US alone. 500K across the globe. Every single year. Corona will be gone in a year. Flu will still be killing. Comparing to a terrorist attack is ridiculous.
Hey a droplet sneezed in China could float in air for days or weeks and fall onto your nose in Texas. It's also useless information. Because it isn't quantified as to probability, which is infinitesimal. If there aren't probabilities associated with these wild claims about how long it lives and how far it travels...it's useless.
The guidance telling us not to use a mask is a lie. They just want to reserve the supply for doctors. What they should do is encourage everyone to have some kind of mask. Putting a mask on prevents you from touching your own nose or mouth. It reduces airborne droplets if you cough. And it reduces the chance that an airborne droplet gets into your nose or mouth when you breath. Any mask is better than no mask. And wearing eye protection is a plus too, to stop you from touching your eyes, and reduce the droplets that can get to your eyes. Wearing any mask reduces the spread.
It's a model. Probably no more accurate than a weather forecast. And we know how those can go horribly wrong. Treatment may be improved with the drugs they are trying, reducing mortality. The rapid test kits are shipping and may cause diagnosis, quarantine, and treatment improvements that significantly improve the results. We'll have to wait and see.
They aren't "Royals" anymore. He's just Harry.
I don't understand why the states think it's the federal government's role to supply these materials. I understand the federal government might want a stockpile to prepare for an emergency. But that doesn't seem to me to mean the states can rely solely on that inventory for their needs. That said, it's criminal the federal government has not properly managed the strategic stockpile correctly for a decade.
Maybe the problem isn't that the private companies try to maximize profit, which you cite no evidence. Maybe the problem is the government inserting itself into the design. Maybe they would have a stockpile of ventilators if they looked at ventilators on the market, and just bought the ones with the best value. And did that to replace the inventory every 10 years or so... instead of trying to re-invent the wheel.