Sunday, April 5, 2020

Lock Your Damn State Down

With Trump refusing to issue a Nationwide stay-at-home/shelter-in-place order for everything except, "Essential," services, it has fallen to States to do so. Most have, although some waited way too long (like my own state of Missouri which had a number of counties smartly locking things down, but the whole State waited till recently). That said, a chunk of places are refusing to take the action needed to keep their citizens safe, and that's beyond stupid. Arguments about, "Government intrusion," or, "Protecting the economy," seem to override the logic of saving lives by preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Lock your damn state down before it finds itself suffering from levels of this virus that result in widespread death due to a lack of resources to help all the people who will inevitably flood your hospitals. It just amazes me to see Science and reason to casually disregarded in favor of, "We'll let people die in the name of Freedom!" lines of thinking.

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