That Twitter feed is full of poison politics, especially with OC weighing in. If it were up to her she'd bankrupt the whole USA. She has no knowledge of how economics work. Zero. Nothing. If she did, she would not have blocked Amazon opening up headquarters in New York!
What the US is trying to do is control the spread of the virus by slowing it down over a period of time that meets the capacity of our Medical Industry. What the US doesn't want is something that happened to China, Korea, and Italy, where there was a huge spike in cases, which overwhelmed the system's capacity to take care of the ill, in addition to take care of all the other illnesses and other cases not related to C-19.
China, Korea, and parts of Italy, have reported success in halting the spread is some areas that had a total lockdown. But a total lockdown means some business will fail, which means people being out of a job or income. So one has to choose: allow C-19 cases to spread to a controllable degree, let the system absorb the load, and save many parts of the economy and therefore people's livelihoods. Or, completely stop the spread, while ruining the economy.
Pick your poison.
I've been listening on the daily briefings by the US government C-19 Containment Team. They sound confident, they appear honest, they seem to be on top of things. I've also listened to what the US Congress has been saying as well as Trump's economic team. They fully understand the economic effects of this containment strategy and they are working hard to minimize the damage. So they have a two pronged approach: Contain the Virus, defeat the Virus, while the other team tries to contain the economic damage, help SOME of the neediest Americans cope with the inevitable loss in wages.
In my humble opinion, this is the best we can do. All of these naysayers in Twitter making this into a political hit, are not offering any viable solutions. If they want to blame someone, blame the Chinese government for their piss-poor handling of C-19 when they hid the disease for two months. Two months the world could have used to lock out China. Instead, China decided to share the virus and help cripple the world's economy, as well as kill people around the world so they can save face. I don't blame the Chinese people. I blame the Chinese government.
Last edited by OCL; 03-18-2020 at 01:47 PM.