Sorry, but if you have ever advocated against "universal healthcare" (and I am not here making that argument) along with a concern of "death panels", people/healthcare experts who decide at what point care should be denied or ended, then those advocating for "go ahead and let the disease run" are doing EXACTLY THAT. Deciding for others what the value of their health is.
No one is advocating for this. Absolutely no one. Don't know how opening back this country means opening "death panels". That's not going to happen and its not happening. So all of this is wild speculation based on absolutely nothing, meant to kill and silence a conversation that people are free to do in this forum.
It is absolutely KNOWN that with more interpersonal interactions, more infection will spread.... Do you deny this?
And it is also known that with infection spread more "at risk" people will become ill, with the largest group being those that are older and especially those with underlying health issues.
Additionally, it is known that there will also be other people from all groups who will suffer lifelong problems and potentially be at risk to die without strong medical care.
And finally it is known that the medical care system can be over burdened quickly in the face of a fast spreading epidemic.
So please state what your solution is to protect people (versus saying "take the risk!") so that you can "open the country"?
To my knowledge that is exactly what we are trying to get to. But some don't think so and think it needs to be sped up even not fully understanding the risk.
Look, I myself think there is serious over-reaction going on. But I have not head any high level leadership proposed plan of how to clearly attack this and go forward. I here mostly poo-poo'ing, and grousing, not clear careful thought out planning.
My loose, off the cuff, thinking is:
Identify all at risk persons and populations
Plan how to secure and safe guard those that need protections
Prepare and have in place tests to determine the scope and scale of the problem
Prepare medical services for the determined scale (+ addtional to cover errors)
Provide increase medical care access for all who need it
Fully engage public on plan, work with state and local governments to enable plan to proceed and be successful
Begin process to secure those needing care and at risk - be ready to assist them monetarily going forward to reestablish afterward
Engage medical system to care for those that become infected but are able to self-secure
Engage funding to recover from lost activity
Got any ideas like that?
I think most just want to complain and bitch that "the other guy is doing the wrong thing" and justpoint fingers without putitng anythign of their on this line.
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