It was only later that night that the Ohio Supreme Court sided with him, but the election was kind of already thrown into disarray by then.
We need more leaders like him who are willing to take personal risks during this crisis. I say this as a Democrat by the way.
I hope one thing comes out of this pandemic: that our governments, local and federal, stockpile portable tent hospitals and equipment that can be put in place quickly for future problems. I doubt this will happen in the USA, but that is what I hope happens. I think health infrastructure is part of national security and should receive appropriate resources.
Ignoring local expertise to blindly chase efficiency of large-scale enterprise is perilous.
Is that really true here? I can certainly see an urban vs rural divide, but beyond that I can’t see what makes individual states all that different.
I don't like the idea of consolidating pandemic readiness to a single entity that may or may not be up to the challenge of addressing it.
Setting up temporary hospitals; where is the available capacity, where is the existing capacity. Knowing where people live and how they move around. Who in the area is most at risk and how can their needs best be met? Knowing what logistics capabilities exist. Speaking the local dialect and being able to effectively communicate emergency plans such that they're followed. Who do you talk to to mobilize some local resource?
These are all things that are best implemented locally.
And federal solutions tend to gravitate to one size fits all. Or you must have 50 teams on federal payroll to tailor solution for each state - in which case they will probably duplicate already existing organizations.
There is a role for the federal government - to make sure that scarce resources are procured and distributed, to fund R&D, to disseminate knowledge and know how.
Santa Clara County Regional Medical Center put up their tents last week.
California has enough disasters each year that the emergency systems are ready to go.
Keep in mind the "hotels" that NYC contracts for things like this are usually overrun with bed bugs and meth-addled hookers. Not exactly the kind of place you'd want to go to avoid a nosocomial infection.
Obviously we should further extend that strategy for the continental US.
I would argue that getting the military exposed to the virus early during peacetime in a staggered way is exactly what we should do. There can’t be many elderly or immunocompromised stationed on those ships and if the entire ship is exposed once, the ship is more resilient in the future. In a few months, the sailors are then much less likely to suffer from infection in a time of active crisis.
Now the uncertainty is around whether there is the possibility for re-infection or if there are multiple strains which can infect a person who was recently infected with another strain.
He said he would be fine with this as long as they:
paid to move his current customers to his other hotels,
cleaned the rooms and returned them to their original condition when they were done,
provided safety gear to his employees that would need to keep working,
and provide paychecks for his employees that are furloughed.
I think. I can't find the comment now but that was the gist of it.
You may be right if it were peacetime, but the president just announced a War on the Virus and is using the law as if we are at war.
And I know this sounds toxic in times of crisis but it's important that the government maintain some semblance of fair dealing in these times otherwise their proclivity to do otherwise may increase.
If you own a hotel today, you should be begging the government to pay you a per diem.
But if he didn’t list them paying for use of the rooms themselves as a condition, that actually seems like a pretty fair attitude.
So kinda the complete opposite.
Perhaps filters can be jury-rigged on the vents. Maybe you only staff them with people who've already survived. Maybe you turn off the HVAC and open up the windows. Maybe it's the last resort option.
There is a logical mistake in this sentence.
I hear they're a bit underutilized
>Keeping all the passengers on board instead of letting them disembark on land is a strategy that can backfire, however, according to experts, because the ventilation systems and close quarters of cruise ships make them ideal places for illness to jump from one person to the next.
>“They’re not designed as quarantine facilities, to put it mildly,” said Don Milton, an epidemiologist with the University of Maryland.
>Milton, who studies the spread of virus particles in the air, said recirculating air on a cruise ship’s ventilation system, along with people living in close quarters and in communal settings, make the vessels vulnerable to the spread of infection.
Are there other options to temporarily retrofit the ventilation system? How much worse is a cruise ship ventilation system from an old hotel's HVAC? Which is harder to retrofit?
Yes, they're not suitable for quarantine of possibly infected people - but it seems that we're past that stage, with massive community spread, we're not going to quarantine anyone, we're just going to ask possibly infected people to please try and stay at home if it's not too inconvenient; I mean, most countries don't even bother testing the possibly infected contacts anymore.
1) It's a common myth that HEPA filters don't filter viruses because they're too small. In fact, they work basically just as well on small particles as large ones: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HEPA
This is why fume hoods which exhaust to the outside can be surprisingly expensive to run in cold/hot climates.
Or, maybe just to make sure they are not super powerful disease spreaders on normal times.
I imagine they are hard to regulate, but a country can make some seal of approval, and maybe even punish people seeking treatment for transmissible diseases after they come from one without the seal. (Even tough that second one is very heavy handed and hopefully unnecessary.)
Anyway, I doubt investment in tourism infrastructure is a large obstacle for building new houses. I would look elsewhere first.