The last two weeks we have seen the experiment in play and the results are mind numbing.
Stay at home requests.
Maintain social distancing request.
Trying it decide what or whom is essential workers and so on.
As soon as the National Mainstream Media heard about the new virus in town, they went screaming on air and print about the coming armageddon with the social media following their lead. This lead to some blowing off these requests, thinking it is a joke, and continue to have large social events or get togethers. Some idiots went to the stores and hoarded all the toilet paper, masks, and hand sanitizer they could find in what was probably thought up as a quick rich scheme. In response, others cleaned the store shelves of food stuffs on a daily bases rather than just get what they needed. Many decided that it was ok, to go on that planned vacation or “Spring Break” rather than worry about their family members, neighbors, or community that they may bring the virus back to. The local elected officials up to the state level did not want to follow the requests because they would lose all that revenue rather than promote the health and safety of their communities. Oh my, what a mess we are in now.
The whole point in this initial two week/15 day request was to “Flatten the Curve”. In stead of letting the virus run rampant and having the worst cases hit our medical system all at once in what would look like a Normandy D-day triage the with medical staff having to decide who is too far gone for medical assistance.
During this time, the local Emergency Management Directors at the village, city, county/parish, and state level were to pull out their handbooks and review their procedures and stocks on hand to meet the oncoming emergency. They were to check on local stocks that they should have in storage and freshness along with local medical assets and determine if they where ready or what they may need in following the National Response Framework. If they did not have the Federally mandated supplies in stock then the Governor(s) would put in a request to the Federal Government for the supplies that are stored all over the country. (Strategic National Stockpile)
In my opinion, from the way some of the State Governors are acting, rather than spending money on what may happen, they spent it on what would further their own agendas. Maybe an investigation should be started to sort that out.
Now, those Requests are now Orders and some are still acting like it is a big political show.
While it is hard to determine in advance what disaster may befall the public or an area of the city, county/parish, state or country. There will always be a shortage of something in an emergency, in the case of a new virus or some health crises, the first thing that may be lacking would be a test for the cause. While the areas affected may have most of the materials for testing on hand, you need a developed chemical agent or re-agent for the final test, which sometimes takes time. The next step is to contain the virus till a cure or an immunization can be developed. Hollywood and the Mainstream Media make it sound like it happens overnight.
For the duration we need to quit being the brash Americans and stop worrying about ourselves and worry about our families, our communities, our states, and our country.
Search for the TRUTH.