Douthat: Why Coronavirus is Winning





  • Good piece, but I don't really think Coronavirus is winning.



  • It's a most excellent piece. Where it goes from here remains to be seen, but the only thing that will save us from a second wave is if the virus dies off in summer.



  • Or a treatment breakthrough. That would be too soon for a vaccine breakthrough



  • It's pretty much over over here. No signs of a second wave yet, despite life going back to normal.

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  • From the article:

    "But the rules bought time for warmer weather and social adaptations and hopefully a slower spread, they bought time for hospitals and masks and medical equipment, they brought us at least some distance closer to a vaccine — and on the evidence of the stock market and the jobs numbers, they did so without creating the total economic calamity that many on the right were prophesying" [and many on the left ardently hoped for].

    FIFY NYT.



  • Thanks for that. I missed it. I agree.



  • @Mik said in Douthat: Why Coronavirus is Winning:

    It's a most excellent piece. Where it goes from here remains to be seen, but the only thing that will save us from a second wave is if the virus dies off in summer.

    In February I predicted that those that were saying that both sides would declare they were correct, no matter what:

    "See? We told you it would be horrible!"
    "See? We told you it wouldn't be that bad!"

    My next prediction? 6 Months from now, both sides will declare they were correct.

    "There was a second wave! It could have/should have been avoided!"
    "Second wave? That small blip? Please..."



  • I've been told we're not going back into the office until September 1st at the earliest. The company I work for is very big on risk mitigation.

    Last week our CEO said Covid was single largest insurance event in history.

    This isn't over yet.



  • No, it's not. We're having a friend come over for dinner on the deck tonight. That's a big thing.



  • @LuFins-Dad said in Douthat: Why Coronavirus is Winning:

    @Mik said in Douthat: Why Coronavirus is Winning:

    It's a most excellent piece. Where it goes from here remains to be seen, but the only thing that will save us from a second wave is if the virus dies off in summer.

    In February I predicted that those that were saying that both sides would declare they were correct, no matter what:

    "See? We told you it would be horrible!"
    "See? We told you it wouldn't be that bad!"

    My next prediction? 6 Months from now, both sides will declare they were correct.

    "There was a second wave! It could have/should have been avoided!"
    "Second wave? That small blip? Please..."

    LuFins Dad - I agree. You will be absolutely right!!!



  • @LuFins-Dad said in Douthat: Why Coronavirus is Winning:

    @Mik said in Douthat: Why Coronavirus is Winning:

    It's a most excellent piece. Where it goes from here remains to be seen, but the only thing that will save us from a second wave is if the virus dies off in summer.

    In February I predicted that those that were saying that both sides would declare they were correct, no matter what:

    "See? We told you it would be horrible!"
    "See? We told you it wouldn't be that bad!"

    My next prediction? 6 Months from now, both sides will declare they were correct.

    "There was a second wave! It could have/should have been avoided!"
    "Second wave? That small blip? Please..."

    Absolutely.

    Now, lets see those comments in the context of the Floyd "protests."



  • I'm waiting for the outrage and total vindication of all things TDS at any tiny pocket of violence or destruction, if Trump loses.


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