Why the States must surge medical supplies, explained in two easy points
by New Deal democrat
The most recent “plan” of the Trump Administration is to extend the lockdown through the end of April. It is based on the below graph from a foundation endowed by Bill and Melinda Gates:
The graph anticipates roughly 100,000 deaths during April and May, peaking in mid-April at about 2500 deaths per day.
But it also presumes that the lockdown remains in place indefinitely, or at very least that a South Korea-style monitoring system is in place by the time the lockdown is released.
But Trump has no such plan in place, and is not taking any steps to put such a plan in place. He is expecting that the benefits will magically take place anyway.
Which means, since Trump will *never* undertake the necessary actions, either:
1. The lockdown is going to have to remain in place indefinitely, until there is an adequate treatment or vaccine;
2. The States go around Trump and his Administration, and put the system in place, including a supply of the necessary medical equipment such as thermometers and testing, in coordination on their own.
The situation is both that appalling and that simple.