“60 days into the coronavirus crisis, the White House does not have a plan, a framework, a philosophy, or a goal.”
This is a pretty personal issue to me, as South Korea came up with a pretty effective strategy for dealing with all of this, but the United States of America? Nada. I mean, we used to be a respected, principled country, who other countries looked up to for leadership. And now? We’re a Reality TV Show.
And so okay, ‘Staying @ Home’ and ‘Social Distancing’ is helping to curb the infection rate, but what’ll happen if we do NOTHING ELSE and then just send everybody back out to work and pretend it’s all fixed? Obviously an upward spike of infections will be in our not too distant future.
So, I contacted Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray and asked them, “Why are we not doing what South Korea is doing?” Senator Cantwell responded with how hard they’re working about getting more testing, but I was pleased to see in the news later that Governor Inslee in his published phased response is trying to incorporate some South Korean methodology.
Okay good, but this really shouldn’t be a state by state thing. And with no state to state travel restrictions, it won’t work.
So, until there’s some more actions or plans, here’s what I’m expecting: We had a Pandemic in 1918, which was apparently associated with WWI soldiers having to hang out in water filled trenches for long periods of time. There was no vaccine, and its run was about a full year before infected people either died, or recovered and developed antibodies.
By my count, using Inslee’s Social Distancing Order as a starting point, we’re 58 Days in, and ‘just’ 307 days to go.