[ExI] bad news for smart people
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Tue Mar 10 15:56:59 UTC 2020
Spike, in general, I don't trust them to take care of me, and don't want
them to. That's why I've ensured I have an adequate supply of food, and
something to protect it with.
That said, I do expect some level of public health management out of a
government this large when there is a potential epidemic on hand. I'm not
in a panic, but I might be if I am one of the ones unfortunate enough to
need a respirator or blood oxygenator, and there aren't enough of them.
We started out with a strong response banning most flights from China, and
then fell flat in terms of monitoring incoming people at airports for
temperatures and actually having the ability to test someone for
coronavirus to track its spread. Due to lack of testing, we have zero idea
of how bad the outbreak is in the US, and now need to depend on hoping we
get lucky which I'm not a fan of.
For the amount of tax I pay, I do expect some kind of proper response in
this relatively unlikely scenario where a centralized, coordinated effort
I do think Pence is doing the best he can under this scenario, and being a
former governor is sympathetic to the states' point of view. I'm not
happy with the way his boss has handled it though.
What I'm hoping to get out of this on the positive side is continued
disengagement from the Chinese supply chain, and a realization that
pharmaceutical inputs and end products need to be manufactured somewhere in
On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 11:30 AM spike jones via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> *From:* extropy-chat <extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org> *On Behalf
> Of *Dylan Distasio via extropy-chat
> *Subject:* Re: [ExI] bad news for smart people
> Yes, we can agree on that. Being in the NYC area and taking a train from
> a neighboring state regularly, I'm now extremely worried about what is out
> there due to the inadequate testing (and thermal monitoring at airports or
> lack thereof) that the current administration is responsible for…
> Dylan, never trust a bankrupt government to take care of you.
> As a surprising side benefit, my bride commutes 17 miles to Palo Alto
> every day. Yesterday was the lightest traffic she has ever seen in 8
> years. What was usually a 75 minute commute was a breezy 28 minutes.
> People perish in traffic accidents periodically. We seem to accept that
> and put it in a different category from any new risk. If this virus
> demonstrates that more people can use technology to work from home, and
> they discover how convenient it is to do that, these dead shall not have
> perished in vain, that this nation, under evolution, shall have a new birth
> of freedom.
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