The original excuse for the drastic actions, the reasoning that led to the shutdown of our economy, was that 6.6 million people would be dead within 6 weeks if we did not.
Then revised to 3.4M,
then 200K. (I may have missed a reduction in the revisions somewhere).
The tens of thousands of hospital beds needed….were never needed. The ventilators…..not needed. The shortages of beds and ventilators never materialized…because we did not have even 1% of the cases that were originally forecast. The extra beds in the convention centers were never needed. Hundreds of thousands of dollars were spent setting up extra medical centers that remained idle.
Even worse than the cost of the unneeded preparations is the cost to our economy. I believe that the percentage of unemployed US citizens is nearly 30% of our workforce.
This wasn’t a slightly high guess of cases…..this wasn’t a minor overshoot….this was a very nearly 99% overestimate. Not high by 20% or even 50%…by 99%. Even New York, the poster child for failure of isolation and “Social Distancing” protocol….missed the mark by well over 98%.
So who in the CDC will be fired? These folks are supposed to be the “experts”. If this is the best they can do (and in a situation like this, it SHOULD be the best they can do), then we need to find some real experts….not the crop of failures we have.
If we really need the CDC as it currently exists.
It is not even worth discussing the layers of incompetence within the WHO here at this time.