As the president is seeking inputs from a variety of people about how to navigate coronavirus and the economy, Stephen Moore and Art Laffer, to whom the president awarded the Medal of Freedom, caution against a big stimulus package https://t.co/gEUBYuvMLD— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) March 23, 2020
WSJ is behind a paywall I won't pay to pass through, but the title in that picture is priceless. Pay Americans NOT to work? Or pay Americans because we've told them not to work so more people don't die? Seems to me there's a significant difference there; though probably not to the editorial board of the WSJ (the same people who probably cheer Michael Bloomberg dropping his huge staff of campaign workers like so many used kleenex).
The fear of the virus cannot collapse our economy that President Trump has built up.— Dawn Michael, PhD💗 (@SexCounseling) March 23, 2020
We The People are smart enough to keep away from others if we know that we are sick or they are sick!
After 15 days are over the world can begin to heal!
Yeah, how's that working out?
.@NYGovCuomo says in a 24 hour period 16-thousand tests conducted...five thousand new cases "a significant increase...the wave is still going up"— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) March 23, 2020
NEW: @NYGovCuomo says there now 20,875 confirmed cases of #coronavirus in New York State. 12,305 cases in NYC. Hospitalization rate is 13%.— Zack Fink (@ZackFinkNews) March 23, 2020
5,707 new cases in New York state yesterday, Cuomo says. Most in NYC. pic.twitter.com/kNh9gzVBqZ— Charles Ornstein (@charlesornstein) March 23, 2020
NEW: Maryland @GovLarryHogan announces all non-essential businesses and organizations closed at 5 pm today.— J U A N A (@jmsummers) March 23, 2020
.@GovWhitmer says the economic impact of coronavirus outbreak in Michigan will be "immense"— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) March 23, 2020
So, at the end of the 15 day period, we'll be No. 1 (with a bullet) in terms of cases? What do we do then? Say "Okay, that's enough cases!," and ignore the sick and infected?Sadly, the numbers now suggest the U.S. is poised to take the lead in #coronavirus cases. It’s reasonable to plan for the US to top the list of countries with the most cases in approximately 1 week. This does NOT make social intervention futile. It makes it imperative!— Thomas P. Bossert (@TomBossert) March 23, 2020
The cruelty of what he’s saying - if people die, oh well, the economy must go on - is offensive in of itself, but it’s also frustrating to consider how relatively stupid and short sighted this line of thinking is given how much worse it will be by next week. https://t.co/fGpCpRaznr— Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) March 23, 2020
It's not just the cruelty, it's the insanity.
this is a line to get into an er in nyc (via cnn) pic.twitter.com/eiGOb8DbQV— Oliver Willis (@owillis) March 23, 2020
Declaring the "all clear" in another 8 days will produce scenes like that all across the country.
“If it were possible to wave a magic wand and make all Americans freeze in place for 14 days while sitting six feet apart, epidemiologists say, the whole epidemic would sputter to a halt.” https://t.co/Q5R7lEdmc8— Mark Mazzetti (@MarkMazzettiNYT) March 23, 2020
That's the ideal alternative, but it's not available to us, either. However, Trump's "solution" will crash the economy AND the healthcare system. But he can't see that; all he can see is what's on the TV screen in front of him:
"[Trump] has repeatedly raised concerns in meetings about the optics of grounded planes & empty airports, according to 2 people familiar with the meetings. He’s argued that those images would look bad for him & could further drag down the economy" https://t.co/1Py7Cx7XMf— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 23, 2020
Our salvation may well be our multiple sovereignties. You know, the governments who actually have to bear the burden of a wildfire pandemic, which is what we'd get if Trump had his way.
States rights, bay-bee! History may not repeat itself, but it is ironic as hell.Why Trump's changing posture on stict public health measures has limits: Governors hold the power on many of these decisions >>> https://t.co/9RcuIhY7Bo— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) March 23, 2020