Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Repeat after me: it's not about the death toll

Bad as it is to treat the deaths of others (never anyone we know!) as literally a cost of doing business, the situation is really as simple as this:

Well, and this:

It's not the number dead, it's the number sick, and the healthcare they will need, and won't be able to get.  Italy is deciding now who gets a respirator and who doesn't, because they don't have enough to go around.  They are enacting Dan Patrick's solution, not to save the economy, but as a simple and horrible matter of triage.

We are next, if we don't do something about it now.

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