If it is not possible to contain the spread of the virus, the only option is to isolate the at risk populations and mitigate/treat symptomatic patients. This approach is modern medicine. This is an acute incident management based reaction.
Applied to a large population there is a speculative morbidity impact. ACUTE MEDICAL CARE
The lockdown and quarantine of a healthy population to #flattenthecurve and buy time for physicians has its own morbidity factor. It was a good idea. Now, we must mitigate/treat the results of our solution in an ongoing long term view. We as a society, and our leaders must balance these views carefully. Our self inflicted/chosen economic meltdown is killing and will continue for years. CHRONIC MEDICAL CARE
Governing decisions are inherently political. Ideological divisions always come into play. Ultimately, even in crisis, the government must remain of the people, for the people, and by the people. States and local leadership are the best approach we have collectively. Each family, household, and citizen must act responsibly on their own freely both now and for future. In a free country, I’m not allowed to dictate your actions and thoughts. I can only protect myself within the information and governing structures available. I control myself and my family. Head of household is a thing. POLITICAL CARE
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