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… the body of Albert Einstein and the mind of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Early in the Wuhan virus outbreak, we had a choice between two distinct paths: we could broadly shut down the country, creating an obvious economic disaster in hopes of limiting the spread of the virus; or we could isolate what we believed to be the most at-risk population, the elderly and sick, and allow the economy to continue functioning.
New York City chose a hybrid approach: shut down the economy and put Wuhan-positive seniors into nursing homes where they could infect the other residents. For whatever reason, the powers that be doomed both the economy and the elderly.
In the meantime, some of us who live a few hundred miles from New York City, in counties where ICU beds are empty and ventilators are unused, would like to get our hair cut. Last I heard, that might be deemed permissible next month.Published in