So much for The Great Quarantine. I can't seem to find a current chart that I can copy and paste, here, but here's a link to the World Health Organization data, which displays cases and deaths.
And they were kind enough to enable a ScreenShot to be taken of the current data:
It's pretty clear that, while the deaths reported spiked back in April, they've remained at high levels.
And it's painfully obvious that reported cases have been increasing relentlessly, despite the trillions of dollars flushed down the toilet to compensate the millions of people who's incomes have been destroyed, and despite the outrageous and persistent invasion of our personal lives.
It was obvious, way back in February, before this thing even hit our shores, and should by this point be crystal clear, even to the thickest of skulls, that the easily transmittable nature of this virus, combined with the low level of fatalities to healthy people that it inflicts, would produce precisely the perfect storm of half measures that would allow the virus to sweep the land, exactly as it has.
I'm not "Monday Morning QuarterBacking", either. I had this same discussion, privately, way back then.
And I rather doubt that we were the only ones.
Even at a dystopian extreme, where all federal governments around the world decreed that everyone but "essential" personnel were required to stay in their homes for 3 weeks, and even if everyone around the world went along with it, exceptions would still have to be made to allow people to connect to emergency services and shop for food...And that, alone, would certainly lead to an outbreak of this persistent and virulent bug. And America could only manage it unilaterally, sustainably, and reliably, if everyone agreed to eat ramen noodles for a month.
And we'd have to shut down the borders indefinitely.
Ladies and Laddies? That ain't happening.
If this thing posed a substantial threat to healthy people, that would be one thing.
As it is, there is simply no way that it's gonna be stopped until it plays itself out, or until we find a cure.
This has all been a colossal waste of time, effort, and money.
Not to be cavalier, but the reality is that this thing needs to play itself out.
Meanwhile, we should concentrate all our protective measures in concentrated fortresses, if you will, wherein our most vulnerable people are watched over and cared for.
And the rest of us should be left alone to live our lives and make America even greater.
You listed to the wrong people, President Trump. In reality, virtually any President would've done the same. And virtually any President would've lacked the balls to admit the mistake.
I expected better of you, by now. But even now, it's not too late.
End the madness, President Trump.
All Quarantines should end.
And you need to say it.