Elimination of FDA red tape to speed development of everything from vaccines to COVID-19 tests to drug therapy testing and trials
Everything to do with Big Pharma having politicians in their pocket and nothing to do with Libertarianism whatsoever.
Oh I see, because the FDA was doing such a stellar job before then
Big Pharma is the reason all the red tape was there in first place. Forgot to also include in my previous post liberation of non-violent offenders from prison; implementation of cite-and-release policies by law enforcement where low-level offenders at no risk to the community are not automatically sent to jail; suspension or elimination of frivolous small business regs (allowing businesses to sell or offer take-away/delivery of alcohol, B2B food distributors can now sell directly to consumers, allowing restaurants to sell grocery items, waiving of restrictions to allow distillers to make hand sanitizer, etc). Quite the contrary to your original point, this is all showing the utter vapidity of so many of these regulations.
The Norwegian Minister of Health is now saying the Corona-situation is under control.
The quarantine / social distancing has worked.
Before the quarantine, each Corona infected individual was spreading the virus to 2.5 other individuals. Now, after three weeks of quarantine / social distancing, each Corona infected individual is infecting 0.7 other individuals. That means the drastic measures taken has worked.
The problem however is that we need to continue these measures to keep a lid on it. If we remove the social distancing and quarantine rules, it will take off again.
The Institute of Public Health in Norway is saying there are about 14,000 infected individuals in Norway at this time, even though the public numbers are around 5,750.
Link to article translated into English for your convenience:https://translate.google.com/translate? ... r-kontroll
This is precisely my next concern that I haven't seen much discussion or questioning on. OK, boom, we've flattened the curve. Now what? How long after the curve has been flattened do lockdown measures need to be maintained? What is the long-term sustainability of this strategy, because 3+ months is neither feasible nor possible.
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