The coronavirus and the shutdown are cause and reaction.
Not cause and effect.
The deep state medical ‘experts’ none of whom see patients clinically or manage a practice all decided that the only solution to a viral epidemic was the 100 percent one like they would in a lab test. Problem is society is not a lab and you do not have control over things like the spread of the virus nor did they have any factual information as to how the virus affected the body and how to fight it.
No bother, just shut down society. Then they had time to ‘think’ about a response. Meanwhile our unemployment numbers are catastrophic and despite the shutdown the virus spread like wildfire.
Sometimes in life we are presented with a scenario where due to our own circumstances we have the luxury that we can stop and wait and then make a choice as to what to do. In the case of coronavirus, we were ordered to shutdown without respect to our personal circumstances or the impact such an order would have. The negative fruit of this decision by the feds and the states will take years to calculate.
Fact is the virus cannot be contained. There is no cure. There is no preventative. Even several months into this, we are no closer to any of these as far as having answers. The shut down may have delayed the spread but it will spread nonetheless.
There are other ways to slow the spread that would have had a much smaller impact on the economy. Remember the 70’s and the gas crisis. Alternate days for gas spread people out and reduced the demand per day which is akin to reducing the spread of a virus.
Imagine if we went to a 3 day and 3 day work schedule. Split your employees into two groups. Half work one day, the other the next and they alternate. The work week will be 6 days instead of 5. Change the length of the work day to 12 hours and all of them are earning close to their normal 40 hours a week and while productivity would suffer it should still be close to what it was beforehand.
It follows that with half at work and half at home, the number of people shopping at any given time is about half of normal. Further schools could have done something similar splitting classes in two and extend the school day to maybe 9 hours a day instead of 12.
There were ways to slow the spread without pulling the plug on the economy. Too bad Trump listened to the scientists and did not demand factual data analysis before acting. It could have saved a lot of businesses that will not survive this epidemic.
The idea of a 6 day week and splitting the work force is a viable solution to getting things going again including schools. We still need to protect 24/7 those at risk and obviously these people would still be ‘shutdown’ or isolated from society until we have some answers to what to do for them in regards to the virus.