Tag: coronavirus testing
In the US, CDC has been in total charge for the testing. As of March 10 (https://www.worldometers.info/), 8,554 individuals have been tested in the US. In California, Gov. Newsom's health workers can only screen 350-500 samples per day.
US testing has been no doubt, sub par compared to other countries like China, South Korea, Japan. However, the Trump administration and the US government through Congress has already supplied funding to combat the disease, so it can only get better from here. Or is it?
Despite my criticisms, I have generally felt that our public health officials have done a reasonable job. I’d give them something in the C+ to B range. This grade does not include the colossal testing failure, which I suspect was thanks to bureaucrats who we may discover are not public health people at all. But there is another major test that has been failed, and this one is squarely in the laps of our ‘expert’ health officials.
This failure concerns masks.
We have known for a very, very, very long time that masks have great potential to curb the spread … continue reading...
Things are going about the direction I figured they would weeks ago. Two weeks ago, I wondered how our liberties would fare when laid up against the coronavirus. This was pre-Italy, mind you. The writing, as it were, was on the wall.
At this point, the question of whether or not we are going to go draconian is moot. The only question now is of degree. What I would have preferred was an evidence based approach which zeroed in on the most vulnerable communities–the old folks.
It isn’t that I didn’t perceive a threat to everyone else, or that … continue reading...