FAST FIVE: Hacksawing The Economy: How Lockdowns Are In The Tradition Of Civil War Surgeons
Most of the media coverage applauds politicians and officials who champion extending lockdowns regardless of the collateral damage to American life.
Amputation was a reflexive “solution,” because limbs were sometimes shattered by Minié balls and also because that was the only trick that many untrained “surgeons” knew.
Cuomo's formula exemplifies how politicians reap media applause for dramatic actions that have little or nothing to do with public safety.
It remains to be seen how many millions of Americans suffer long-term handicaps as a result of the draconian decrees now afflicting much of the nation.
Instead, they have their meetings-perhaps on Zoom-and then issue decrees which their friends in the media are certain to applaud.