Saturday, May 9, 2020

The Most Beneficial Concept People Love to Hate

1 comment:

  1. I was reading some interviews of healthcare workers in Southern Oregon lamenting the fact that elective surgery (one of the primary revenue sources for hospital systems) bans during the shelter in place orders, in retrospect seemed like overkill. After all, they didn't see the surge in cases that people feared. Of course there might be two reasons for that: 1) it was overkill because the risk was blown out of proportion, or 2) prevention efforts were timely enough to be effective.

    Since areas that didn't impose restrictions have seen huge spikes in cases and deaths, it may be reasonable to infer that it was a case of the effectiveness of prevention not a case of much ado about nothing.

    The economic impact is very real but it's not a case of being overcautious.