Tracking the data as is comes out (excluding China) on the Johns Hopkins coronavirus map (https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6), the time it takes for the # of infected to double is now at 4.23 days.
At this time, CDC says we have 1323 confirmed cases in the USA.
IF we believe the CDC numbers for the USA, this tends to indicate that we had 20 infected people in America, back on 2/13. This ALSO means we’ll break 1 million sick by April 19. With 20% needing hospitalization, and using Aesops’ observations, it will be around this time that the hospitals are simply overwhelmed.
If we assume the CDC numbers are off by a factor of only four (i.e., not 1323 cases confirmed, but 5000 actual) at this time, We break the 1 million mark (and overwhelming of hospitals) by ~4/13.
If we assume CDC numbers are off by a factor of ten- 13,000 people actually infected- we hit the wall with hospitals about 4/8.
The other 330 million people infected AFTER the data where the hospitals are overwhelmed, are ON THEIR OWN.
The efforts by .gov to quarantine, to “slow” the virus, “mitigate risk” or whatever bullshit terminology they want to use, DON’T MATTER. This monster cannot be stopped, at this point. Unless you plan on being in a bunker for the next 6 months, you’re GOING to be exposed.
Recognizing that all the .gov efforts will be useless, and that there’s nowhere to run to, to escape the virus, don’t take it out on the .gov agents who are tasked with enacting those .gov efforts. They don’t KNOW that it’s a waste of time.
As painful as the next few months will be, this is also a good opportunity to help your neighbors, build your “clan,” and restore a sense of community that has been lost over the last… 50 years, or so. Understanding that we’re all going to be exposed, there’s no need to FEAR exposure to the virus; it’s going to happen, you and everybody you know. So stow the apprehension. Protect you and yours, and then help your community.
The politics of the last few years have demonstrated the stupidity and fecklessness of “leadership” coming from D.C. Even our Senators and Congress-critters have to get together on a Saturday night to share a brain. State governments are NO better. It comes down to LOCAL politics, LOCAL leadership.
The virus isn’t the threat… The threat is the 2nd and 3rd-order effects. Be READY for them, ANTICIPATE them. Your neighbors and community will NEED a leader, a REAL leader, not a shit-talking politician who kisses babies while stealing their candy. You’re in a situation where you CAN be the leader that your community will desperately need.
[Geez, it seems like I’m giving a “rah-rah” speech… LMAO. I NEVER thought I’d write something like this… who knew?]