Let’s not Swat the Mosquito but get Hit by the Train

The COVID-19 pandemic is a legitimate crisis we should take seriously, but our response to this virus is putting us on course for a far worse disaster.  The instructions from the CDC, the World Health Organization, and all government officials at the federal, state, and local levels are ringing out with one clear message.  We’ve all heard it:  Wash your hands with soap and water, don’t touch your face, and stay home.  Two of these three are sound advice but instructing everyone to stay home instead of going to work is not going to end well if we attempt to do it for more than a few weeks.  Quarantining is a reasonable measure to protect our at-risk populations, but a quarantine will not kill the virus.  All the quarantine is designed to do is slow the spread of the virus to a level where we don’t all get it at once and overwhelm the hospitals.  The medical challenge is only one factor in this crisis.  We no longer have just...(Read Full Article)
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