What other states can learn from the THREE STOOGES OF THE COVID19 PANDEMIC (Governors Abbot, Ducey and DeSantis)

New Florida coronavirus record with 9,000 new cases; state shuts down alcohol at bars

Texas Pauses Reopening as Virus Cases Soar Across the South and West

How Arizona ‘lost control of the epidemic’

#1 GOVERNORS MUST LEARN, RELEARN OR FINALLY PAY ATTENTION TO THE TIME LAG BETWEEN NEW CASE INFECTIONS, HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS.

Nobody does a better job explaining this than Andy Slavitt, former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (2015-2017). See below.

“The massive growth of cases, increased hospitalizations— is not the result of today’s action. It is a result is actions in May.” A month ago.

“The lag between opening, people testing boundaries, feeling symptoms, deciding to get a test & getting a result is weeks. Hospitalizations a couple weeks later.” Deaths come a week or so after that.

READ ANDY SLAVITT’S THREAD ON THIS–> https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1277056940271689729.html

#2 ACTION TAKEN TODAY IMPACT WHAT HAPPENS AT LEAST 4 WEEKS IN THE FUTURE in terms of hospitalizations and deaths. TAKE ACTION EARLY!

Remember when “alarmist” Andrew Cuomo warned they needed to act or their hospitals would be overrun? That’s because you’re supposed to pull the alarm when you smell smoke not wait until you see fire.