There seem to be a lot of folks on the left taking delight in the economic crash brought by the Corona / Wuhan virus and who seem to live for the number of infected and dead to rise in the hopes that it will lead to the defeat of Donald Trump (See my post CNN’s Letter to Sean Davis)
So for the sake of those reading that drivel and those who making who are saying it from ignorance rather than with purpose let me explain something.
Given the normal freedom to travel and the interaction of people you aren’t going to stop this virus from spreading across the nation, people are going to be exposed, 1st and at once in bigger cities where travel is more common but eventually elsewhere. That’s the nature of a virus.
The real idea is to slow down the spread for two reasons.
- To keep the level of infection low enough for hospitals to cope on a national level
- To give time to the best and brightest to come up with ways of treating this virus so when it does spread we can arrest it.
Both of these goals are frankly within reach and the measures already taken are contributing highly to that goal. Think of it like World War 2 when the plan was to hold in the pacific and push supplies to England in the Atlantic until we were ready to land in North Africa.
When there is a treatment that can prevent death available then we are half way there
But there are also long term goals that are also targets
- Give enough time to retool manufacturers to produce the items necessary in this situation
- Give enough time to move pharmaceutical production to the states
- Develop a Vaccine
- Create a strategic reserve of these various products for when and if this type of thing happens again.
Once these things are done then we can move aggressively knowing that no matter how much of a punch this has we can parry it and counter. This is the Invasion of Europe and the push in the pacific.
Oh and one more thing. Some metropolitan centers such as NYC New Orleans, Chicago , New Jersey and LA might have a tougher time . They will likely be under quarantine and restriction longer than others, this is Akin to the Island hoping strategy of the US forces in the Pacific Once the other easier area are secure full attention can be given to these problem sites.
This is what the president and his team are doing and those who are trying to make it something other than it is are just looking for advantage and should be treated accordingly