What’s Up With The Pandemic?

What’s up? Nothing good. People continue to get the virus, some of whom show no symptoms. It’s a sneaky little devil, that’s for sure.

President Trump is using the Fed’s epidemiology models to speculate on when the epidemic reaches it’s peak, and that is in two weeks, April 13 – 15, or Easter Weekend. Even if this is true the problem is not over. The really big question is, when will President Trump open the nation for business?

Here’s the problem. If President Trump makes his decision too early, the trend of coronavirus infected people will do an about face and start increasing, again. If President Trump waits too long, our economy will be in a depression that some consider will be worse than the Great Depression of the  early twentieth century. He is in a Catch-22 situation, or as they say, damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t.

The reality of the situation boils down to this: the President has to make a decision that results in the least overall damage to the population and the economy, and he knows that at some point the economy takes precedence. It’s that simple.

The person you want to make this decision is either a genius, or a really good river-boat type gambler. Geniuses make decision based on hard data. Gamblers make decisions based on their observation of chances to win.

President Trump is a proven winner, he’s smart, and would make a great James Garner-like river-boat gambler. I will go with the President on this one, even though I am in the high-risk group for death-by-virus.

Keep America Great!

 

One thought on “What’s Up With The Pandemic?”

  1. I’m not sure why anyone would want to become president. I do not envy DJT’s situation. As you say, he’ll be damned if he goes one way, and damned if he goes in another. Of course, that would be true no matter who is sitting in the oval office. I think what makes Trump’s presidency unique is that he ad libs most of his day. I’ll bet he doesn’t even know what he’ll do or say from one minute to the next. But so far, I think DJT has done a terrific job for the American people and I hope he’ll continue doing so. Thank you for this thoughtful post, Bob … stay well.

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