A wise person once said the following: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
In terms of the coronavirus, I would like to amend that statement: an ounce of prevention is worth 100 pounds of cure.
According to a new report just released by Politico, the administration received a report in 2016 detailing a step by step process as how they should deal with what then a hypothetical virus. It should surprise no one that this report was ignored.
In my hometown of New York City, the 281 people have died so far. Over 20,000 people have been tested positive for coronavirus.
What bothers me to no end is that they knew about this disease is that we all knew about it months ago. Given what we know now, being over prepared and being accused of being over prepared is a hec of a lot better than what we are dealing with now.
What is worse is that you know who wants everything to return to normal by Easter. If (and this is huge if) the numbers were consistently falling, I would say re-opening the country in two to three weeks is a reasonable goal. But given the fact that our medical professionals and facilities are overwhelmed and severely lacking supplies, and that the number of those sick, dying and dead are rising, Easter is not even close to a viable date.
We need a President. We need a leader who steps up to the plate, listens to the professionals and cares more about this country than their personal needs.
Instead, we have you know who. G-d save us and get us to November.