U.S. Projects Summer Spike in Infections if Stay-At-Home Orders Are Lifted.

It comes down to this:  Restarting The Economy Means People Will Die: So When Do We Do It?

And in what stages?

Should the Swedes be condemned for their choice?

It didn’t have to be this way.

Report: U.S. Intelligence Officials Warned About Coronavirus In Wuhan In Late November

. . . The White House’s National Security Council, the Pentagon’s Joint Staff and the Defense Intelligence Agency were all briefed on the impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, as early as late November, according to ABC News, citing four unnamed sources familiar with a classified intelligence report. The briefing, if true, adds to mounting evidence that the U.S. government could have acted much sooner to contain the virus.

  • An intelligence report from the military’s National Center for Medical Intelligence in November, compiled through wire and computer interception and satellite imagery, reportedly concluded that an outbreak of the virus “could be a cataclysmic event.” . . .

When you drown the government in the bathtub, people die.

“Stories like this one highlight soaring problems for at-risk children caused by the shutdown,” writes a friend who believes policy-makers have thrown themselves at a single goal — avoiding coronavirus deaths — without weighing the costs.  “I don’t believe there is any serious solution to mitigating the risk to kids other than reopening schools — and quite a bit of evidence that reopening them would not lead to a large spike in hospitalizations if you exempted at-risk teachers and kids who can’t avoid close contact with at-risk adults.  Here’s a discussion on this.”

His point:  It’s time for rational discussion of the painful trade-offs we face.



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