A house is on fire.
It has burned more than half; it is “past its peak.”
According to Trump and those over-eager to re-open the economy before it is safe, and without adequate safeguards, it is safe to go back into the burning house without any safety equipment.
Of course we must re-open the economy everyone wants that. But we must do so in conjunction with safety standards and management protocols to reduce (and manage) risk as much as possible.
This includes adequate testing, monitoring and targeted quarantining to ensure that those infected, whether or not they display symptoms, can be isolated (either kept out of work places or in separate quarantined work areas).
February 16, 2022