Covid-19–What To Do?

This virus caught our leadership with the drawers down servicing the donors and we are having to suffer for their lack of foresight.

Our silly leadership dismissed the pros in a pandemic task force after coming to office and now we are scrambling for answers….maybe these silly foolish people in the government should have developed a strategy for this very thing…..

COVID-19 is absolutely a threat to the American people. It poses a catastrophic health risk, economic devastation, and if we are not careful, permanent damage to our American democracy. We need to fashion an effective strategy with precise short- and long-term objectives, supported by a sustainable and resilient crisis-management system. To do that, we must rely on the proven foundations of American democratic institutions, sharing power and informed by specific lessons from around the world

In responding to the COVID-19 crisis, the United States is operating with decentralized institutions naturally ill-suited for strategy-making, a preexisting condition that dates to the country’s founding. We will suffer for that in the short run. But in meeting this deadly threat, even a suboptimal approach will prove better than an authoritarian power grab that permanently alters our society.

https://nationalinterest.org/feature/america-needs-american-pandemic-strategy-143637

This is the plan from the CDC…..read it and see that the Trump admin did little to avert this rising problem according to the plan….https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/pdf/pandemic-influenza-implementation.pdf

According to WHO…..

the central government should:

  • identify, appoint, and lead the coordinating body for pandemic preparedness and response; enact or modify legislation and policies required to sustain and optimize pandemic preparedness, capacity development, and response efforts across all sectors;
  • prioritize and guide the allocation and targeting of resources to achieve the goals as outlined in a country’s Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Plan;
  • provide additional resources for national pandemic preparedness, capacity development, and response measures; and
  • consider providing resources and technical assistance to countries experiencing outbreaks of influenza with pandemic potential

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK143067/

Just read the two sources and then tell me that Trump did all he could when he was warned about the rise.

Countries need to put together a plan and a response for another pandemic…..

A crisis can expose and exacerbate fault lines. The greater the crisis, the deeper the fissures. By the time an infectious disease reaches pandemic-level, the opportunity to build tested and trusted systems and relationships has long passed. Any novel structures implemented at this point are ad-hoc, but not necessarily ineffective.

Globally, there were many opportunities to foresee a major pandemic. As a consequence of accelerated globalisation, there have been infectious diseases with major regional and global impacts. The severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003 impacted Asian countries, H1N1 in 2009 showed the scope and impact of pandemic influenza and the 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa showed how disease spreads in weak health systems.

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/ready-pandemic-200404103548183.html

Just look at the botched responses from Trump……https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/3/14/21177509/coronavirus-trump-covid-19-pandemic-response

We need pros to step up and do the hard lift because this president cannot….he is incapable of seeing his mistakes and his bullshit news that he passes around….he is worthless….he is a criminal.

How about we try to do a better job the next time we are facing a pandemic……and leave all the blame game and false bravado behind…..just a thought.

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

13 thoughts on “Covid-19–What To Do?

  1. It has now started to be seriously noticed here, with a daily death toll still rising. Leaving it late to introduce proper measures against the virus has cost thousands of lives unnecessarily, here and in the US. I can only conclude that this was a deliberate and cynical act, to remove a percentage of the population that is heavily dependent on benefits and pensions.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. I also like the way some people are already talking about how to prevent it next time. According to the experts, we have not even reached the peak of a first wave (the so-called “Spanish flu” had, to my knowledge, three waves).

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