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Sun Apr 19, 2020, 09:05 AM

Coronavirus Advice From Abroad: 7 Lessons America's Governors Should Not Ignore as They Reopen

From ProPublica:

Memo to America’s Governors:
From: ProPublica

Subject: Restarting the Economy

After insisting that he had absolute power to decide when to reopen the American economy, President Donald Trump has turned over to all of you what he initially called “the biggest decision I’ve ever had to make.”

Trump is often guilty of hyperbole, but he’s right in this case. Figuring out how and when to let people go back to work during an outbreak of life-threatening disease is the most consequential decision any of you will ever face. You’ve already seen the stakes in New York, New Jersey and Michigan. Get this wrong and thousands of people in your state will die. As the presidential election campaign heats up, count on the president to blast you for high unemployment rates in your state (you lifted restrictions too slowly) or clusters of deaths (you went too far, too soon).

To help you and your aides think about this decision over the next few weeks, we’ve interviewed experts and frontline officials from Italy, Germany, Spain, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea. While they differ on the details, their views formed a startlingly united consensus of what’s needed:

1. Massive, ongoing testing to detect where the disease is spreading,
2. a real-time ability to trace contacts of those infected and isolate them,
3. a willingness of people to wear masks in crowded public spaces,
4. reserves of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other equipment for hospital workers to handle any surge in cases,
5. and reliable, easily administered blood tests to find out the number of people who have been infected. If they work well, such tests could eventually be used to identify people with immunity who could work at higher-risk jobs.

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Sun Apr 19, 2020, 09:12 AM

2. So, basically the USA has failed this test on purpose so drumpf & evil SIL can profiteer & kill us.

Both are features for them. They want to rid the world of some of the "excess" working class and poor so they can more easily steal all our SS & Medicare $$ for the rich. They've already given 500 billion to drumpf as a reelection fund and none of the recipients will repay one dime, including him who will take most of it for his bank account and to steal the next election. It takes a lot of money to start a civil war and now he's got that, and he's started the agitation phase and by the election it will be calls to stop the takeover by the liberals and the rw asses will bring their guns and cause riots at the voting lines so drumpf will declare martial law and stop the election - after calling all the results for the repugs. SCOTUS will 100% authorize this action because it's been their and the rw goal since the 1920's to take everything for the oligarchs and turn us into serfs.

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Sun Apr 19, 2020, 09:15 AM

3. I find it hard to believe Iran has more deaths then China!!!!!

This whole death number worldwide is lower then reality I believe.

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