DECISION TIME

DECISION TIME --> FOUR PATHS. 1.) Status Quo. 2.) Full Shutdown. 3.) Whack-a-mole. 4.) Masks (mandatory)As the pandemic surges, there are three scenarios of what happens next - Dr. Leana Wen, Washington Post. We just hit 1,000 deaths again (consistent trend upward)...a direct result of rising cases in early to mid June (deaths lag cases …

NEW PREDICTION: SHUTDOWNS-LOCKDOWNS-SHELTER IN PLACE ORDERS ARE COMING—AGAIN.

I simply don't see any other way for Florida, California, Arizona, Texas and a few other states to pull out of their current nosedive. Simply rolling back a phase or two in their reopening plans won't be enough at this point. The positivity rates are too high in these states. Shutting down bars and indoor …

ESSENTIAL is the new EXPENDABLE.

From Andy Slavitt, former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services"If someone tells you you’re “essential,” you’re going to want to run the other way.  Because “essential” now means underpaid, unappreciated, sacrificial & there to serve everyone else. In the future, definitions in @Dictionarycom are going to need to include what “essential worker” came to …

HOW THE SECOND SURGE OF THE FIRST WAVE WILL CRIPPLE THE NATION’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY

Credit card data and other economic markers (Open Table reservations) during late February and early March demonstrated that Americans pressed "pause" on the economy well before states initiated shut downs and restrictions—demonstrating that a solid percentage of Americans understand the dangers of a global pandemic.When several states (notably Texas, Arizona, and Florida) reopened early (in …