The country can and will do what is needed to keep people from dying. The pandemic scientists(who Trump fired) could have been much more precise, but they are gone. Your financial portfolio, your sense of order, your opinions as a "Google Scientist" really aren't going to be factored into the discussion.bmw wrote: ↑Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:36 amMy GENERAL position is that the country can't just come to a grinding halt. I'm not contesting the fact that the virus spreads quickly and easily. I'd be curious to know what your specific metrics are for determining when large businesses or institutions should just shut down.
My local hospital is bracing for April when both the snowbirds and spring breakers return. I would get comfortable that schools will not reopen after spring break...
A third issue? Trump bowed us out of the WHO test, so we don't have enough tests to know how many people have the disease in the US. Why do you think New York just decided to seek out its own testing solution? Because health officials know there are plenty of cases but not enough tests.
We are at the cusp of a big problem and no one really understands the scope because of the lack of leadership of one person.