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2020-03-22 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
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Posted by trailing wife 2020-03-22 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6492 views ]  Top

#1 The president conveyed a positive and confident tone. "Nothing like this has ever happened before...we're getting it ordered. We're getting it done."

No wonder the public' aporoval of his handling of the crisis has soared: it's about 10 points positive per the three latest polls.

Note how the Democratic Governors - Cuomo perhaps excepted - all stress how draconian they are in shitting down all work and activity, Trump does what Roosevelt did in the depths of the Depression and what Churchill did instead 1940.

Trump can be a loose cannon but he also projects confidence, energy, determination and absolute certainty that we will defeat this by drawing on our best qualities.

Those qualities are not too-down coercion or globalist/Shitshow virtue-signaling but things like Yankee ingenuity (anyone remember that phrase?), superior organization, optimism, energy, dynamism and adaptability.
Posted by Lex 2020-03-22 00:36||   2020-03-22 00:36|| Front Page Top

#2 Yikes
* what Churchill did in 1940
* not top-down coercion
* not shutting down
* approval rating
Posted by Lex 2020-03-22 00:39||   2020-03-22 00:39|| Front Page Top

#3 Now all the President needs to do is put out a plan for the low risk people to go back to their work, and start the economy moving again, and send the stipends to the high risk (60+ and multiple conditions like heart disease,pulmonary disease, and diabetes). As said in a post yesterday, isolating the high risk and paying them stipends is probably cheaper in the long run to keep them out of hospitals. And the able bodied going back to work reduces the quarantine madness and supply runs on groceries, etc. It also allows the healthy to build immunity since they likely have mild or no symptoms when they get the virus. Builds up herd immunity as a bonus.
Posted by Marilyn Tojo7566 2020-03-22 03:22||   2020-03-22 03:22|| Front Page Top

#4 Now all the President needs to do is put out a plan for the low risk people to go back to their work

Not to rain on your parade Tojo, but maybe you should rethink you definition of low risk.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-03-22 04:11||   2020-03-22 04:11|| Front Page Top

#5 #3 Thank you for this, Marilyn. Excellent ideas.

It is crucial that we get as many of the able-bodied as possible, with face masks and distancing, back to work immediately.
Posted by Lex 2020-03-22 09:54||   2020-03-22 09:54|| Front Page Top

#6 OK, one thing I've not seen spelled out is what are the high risk factors other than age?

Sure if you're in bed with pneumonia that's a risk, what if you were in the hospital (ICU) 5 years ago with pneumonia that left you with a slightly reduced lung function? Is that a big deal, a little deal or no deal at all?
Posted by AlanC 2020-03-22 09:59||   2020-03-22 09:59|| Front Page Top

#7 In fact, Munich hospitals treat several young people SEVERELY ill.
Small children seem to be unaffected, 30yo healthy men NOT.
Posted by European Conservative 2020-03-22 10:00||   2020-03-22 10:00|| Front Page Top

#8 Majority of NYC’s coronavirus cases are men between 18 and 49 years old
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-03-22 10:03||   2020-03-22 10:03|| Front Page Top

#9 what are the high risk factors other than age

Lungs scarred from:
childhood pneumonia
smoking
fire fighting
chemical inhalation
Asthma
TB
immune compromised
...*

*always opinioned, rarely expert

Posted by Skidmark 2020-03-22 15:39||   2020-03-22 15:39|| Front Page Top

#10 Thank you Skid it was a rhetorical question since I know that I'm higher than the average bear in risk. 70 years old to start with, damaged lung from pneumonia a few years ago.

I'm trying to persuade my kids that I'm not pegging out tomorrow cause I feel pretty good all things considered.

Best news is that my depressingly liberal son has been driven, by this, to take a much more survivalist approach to life.
Posted by AlanC 2020-03-22 17:57||   2020-03-22 17:57|| Front Page Top

#11 "We all have our fathers" - RFK to MLK Jr., 1962
"We all have our sons" - RFK to Joe Biden, 2019, or at least as Joe tells the story
Posted by Lex 2020-03-22 18:08||   2020-03-22 18:08|| Front Page Top

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