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Random Thoughts: Coronavirus Edition

Brett Davis

Posted on March 31, 2020 18:36

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Random thoughts on the pandemic in America.

If the correct lessons aren’t learned and acted upon appropriately in the aftermath of the coronavirus crisis, then nothing will convince us as a nation to make some much-needed changes. We will continue whistling past the graveyard.

Perhaps if government was limited – that is, not trying to be all things to all people – it would have had more resources at its disposal and been nimble enough to jump on the coronavirus before it spiraled out of control.

Coronavirus has revealed the frightening amount of government regulations that are utterly useless and/or get in the way of saving lives. Red tape is literally killing people.

Keep the above observation in mind the next time someone suggests government essentially take over health care.

Coronavirus is destroying certain pet nostrums held dear: unfettered globalism, a borderless world, government as the most effective solution to all problems.

Being upset at references to coronavirus as the Chinese flu or Wuhan virus is like being mad the racial composition of firefighters battling the blaze that threatens your home doesn’t reflect population-proportionate numbers.

There is no constitutional right to jeopardize public health. The courts are quite clear on this issue.

Dear coronavirus conspiracy theorists: No, you don’t have access to secret information. You’re not somehow special or smarter than the vast majority of the population.

There is nobody – nobody – who could be prepared for a disaster like coronavirus in the sense of the word “prepared” as used by journalists to corner a politician.

The ongoing pandemic has once again exposed the mainstream media as largely composed of progressive stooges more interested in demonizing President Trump than honestly covering the story. Double standards and incomplete reporting abound.

That’s not to say President Trump is beyond criticism. Certainly his sniping at certain folks and ego-driven remarks are not helpful. Paradoxically, these traits that are not typically considered assets in a leader may put the president more in tune with the popular mood of the country in ways that a more conventional chief executive wouldn’t be.

Some of the same folks who have called President Trump a dictator are now complaining he’s not using enough of his presidential powers to combat coronavirus.

Footage of normally bustling major metropolises devoid of any and all people is eerie, but encouraging in the sense that folks by and large are taking seriously efforts to social distance so as to slow down the spread of coronavirus.

Less encouraging is the incomprehensible idiocy of certain folks in New York City – the epicenter of the pandemic in America – who gathered en masse to watch the Navy hospital ship Comfort arrive.

It helps to keep the big picture in mind: The vast majority of people who get coronavirus fully recover. And there is more good news in the form of some data suggesting social distancing is beginning to work, and promising new drugs have been approved to treat coronavirus. Remember: This, too, shall pass.

Brett Davis

Posted on March 31, 2020 18:36

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