US was better prepared for pandemic that any other country.

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Seems to be at odds with the rhetoric from the left. What's new? They're coming out wrong most of the time.
So they missed the incompetent leadership, that would give the a pandemic a 60 day head start before taking any action.
And what a lot of these studies miss are supply chain issues.
For instance, in New Orleans there was a requirement for every nursing home to have a contract with a bus company that would evacuate that nursing home and take everyone to a safe location in the case of an emergency.
But when a hurricane came, and every nursing home in the area called the bus companies, none of the bus companies had sufficient equipment to handle everyone at once.
So in this survey, hospitals could have called suppliers and asked if the supplier could supply say a million masks in 24 hours, and the suppliers checked their inventory and said yes.
But when every hospital calls at the same time with actual orders, they get back ordered, and when the supply house calls it's supplier in China, they get told, all masks go to Wuhan until further notice, so it will be a while before they can ship that order.
 
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So they missed the incompetent leadership, that would give the a pandemic a 60 day head start before taking any action.
And what a lot of these studies miss are supply chain issues.
For instance, in New Orleans there was a requirement for every nursing home to have a contract with a bus company that would evacuate that nursing home and take everyone to a safe location in the case of an emergency.
But when a hurricane came, and every nursing home in the area called the bus companies, none of the bus companies had sufficient equipment to handle everyone at once.
So in this survey, hospitals could have called suppliers and asked if the supplier could supply say a million masks in 24 hours, and the suppliers checked their inventory and said yes.
But when every hospital calls at the same time with actual orders, they get back ordered, and when the supply house calls it's supplier in China, they get told, all masks go to Wuhan until further notice, so it will be a while before they can ship that order.
That is a good lesson and a reminder of the natural consequence of depending upon "private enterprise" rather than government. Government does the jobs, hopefully, that private enterprise cannot, or will not,do. Of course, when guv'mint screws up, we are REALLY in trouble.
 

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So they missed the incompetent leadership, that would give the a pandemic a 60 day head start before taking any action.
And what a lot of these studies miss are supply chain issues.
For instance, in New Orleans there was a requirement for every nursing home to have a contract with a bus company that would evacuate that nursing home and take everyone to a safe location in the case of an emergency.
But when a hurricane came, and every nursing home in the area called the bus companies, none of the bus companies had sufficient equipment to handle everyone at once.
So in this survey, hospitals could have called suppliers and asked if the supplier could supply say a million masks in 24 hours, and the suppliers checked their inventory and said yes.
But when every hospital calls at the same time with actual orders, they get back ordered, and when the supply house calls it's supplier in China, they get told, all masks go to Wuhan until further notice, so it will be a while before they can ship that order.
Of greater significance is that that rating was issued in 2019 from 2018 data. Several countries like S. Korea, Canada, Hong Kong (if you call it a country) and such took the early warnings from China to heart and prepared for the hoax that was Covid-19.

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That is a good lesson and a reminder of the natural consequence of depending upon "private enterprise" rather than government. Government does the jobs, hopefully, that private enterprise cannot, or will not,do. Of course, when guv'mint screws up, we are REALLY in trouble.
It seems that the majority of people haven't seen the herd of T-Rex. We expect the US to be "perfect" but there are still Governors who haven't acted responsibly in responding to the trump virus. If the virus continues to spread those States will have outbreaks in April. Then there are the countries around the world that have just started to react to the virus despite it having been a problem for months. Once it erupts in those places the problem will last through the year. Then there are dummies like the Brazilian President who hasn't taken any steps to get ready to respond. Brazil will be full of stinking corpses.

Therefore, PODS trump's idea of everything being peaches and roses by Easter is completely idiotic. Travel around the world will be disrupted for at least a year. And once the vaccine comes on line the savages and nitwits will refuse to get the shots.

The bottom line is that we are screwed because there are too many dummies running the world. The 1%'ers might achieve their goal of killing 80-90% of the world population with this event.
 
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It seems that the majority of people haven't seen the herd of T-Rex. We expect the US to be "perfect" but there are still Governors who haven't acted responsibly in responding to the trump virus. If the virus continues to spread those States will have outbreaks in April. Then there are the countries around the world that have just started to react to the virus despite it having been a problem for months. Once it erupts in those places the problem will last through the year. Then there are dummies like the Brazilian President who hasn't taken any steps to get ready to respond. Brazil will be full of stinking corpses.

Therefore, PODS trump's idea of everything being peaches and roses by Easter is completely idiotic. Travel around the world will be disrupted for at least a year. And once the vaccine comes on line the savages and nitwits will refuse to get the shots.

The bottom line is that we are screwed because there are too many dummies running the world. The 1%'ers might achieve their goal of killing 80-90% of the world population with this event.
That is an extreme scenario, but not impossible especially since all this seems like some sort of science fiction movie we are living in.
 
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We're talking lumpen elements in any case.
"lumpen" that is a good word to remember that I was not familiar with.
However I am a little uncertain how to use it. Is it just a term equivalent to a deplorable or does it imply failed accomplishment as in "Trump is a lumpen leader"?

 
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