….was a great album by ZZ Top. Their first
three albums are their best, however.
Tap, tap, is this thing on?
Apologies for the hiatus. I suspect, as for all of us, life has been a little strange recently. But I’m ok, and so is everyone I hold dear.
I hope you are also still close to the top of the Hierarchy of Kung Flu.
Over a month ago, we discussed the tacit scope creep that had occurred since the lockdown commenced.
If you recall, “flattening the curve” was the mission statement in order to not overwhelm the health services. Nobody in authority ever stated a policy of total elimination, probably because that’s a metric that’s guaranteed to be missed.
In the meantime, there’s been much handwringing in Australia at every new case that discovered, domestic borders closed, out of state visitors shunned, etc.
Reading the media, one could have been mistaken in thinking the tacit mission for a while back there was to get to zero cases.
Thank goodness then, somebody has said the quiet part out loud:
There, that wasn’t so hard, was it?
We’ve mentioned several times here that l:
1. The decision to close an economy is far easier than the subsequent decision to re-open it.
2. That decision was made using a cost/benefit analysis without really understanding the full costs.
The true costs are going to start revealing themselves soon. This report in the UK suggests 200,000 early deaths might occur as a consequence of lockdown, not Kung Flu.
Let’s hope it is wildly inaccurate, like all the other expert models we’ve been subject to recently.
Lastly, sorry again for the absence. I’ll get my mojo back now.