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'We are 10 days away from the hospitals getting creamed,' warns former homeland security adviser
The U.S. is a little more than a week away from a health care crisis related to the new coronavirus, according to the man who once advised President Donald Trump on how to respond to pandemics.
"We are 10 days from the hospitals getting creamed,” Tom Bossert, who was Trump’s homeland security adviser until he was ousted in 2018, told NBC News. Bossert was never replaced, and Trump eliminated the national security council jobs related to disease outbreaks.
In an op-ed in The Washington Post published Monday, Bossert said that unless the U.S. closes schools, halts public gatherings and takes other steps to reduce community transmission, the country is headed for the sort of crisis Italy is now facing, with hospitals overwhelmed by elderly people in need of critical care.
“Simply put, as evidence of human-to-human transmission becomes clear in a community, officials must pull the trigger on aggressive interventions,” Bossert wrote. “Time matters. Two weeks of delay can mean the difference between success and failure. Public health experts learned this in 1918 when the Spanish flu killed 50 million to 100 million people around the globe. If we fail to take action, we will watch our health-care system be overwhelmed.”
If the hospital arent overwhelmed in 10 days this guy should lose his job.
The media should pay the price is this doesnt get as bad as they make it out to be.
Edit: too bad it's an op/ed.
You see, pricks like you have it easy. We quarantine and it works, you cry it was no big deal to begin with and we tanked our economy for nothing because we'll never be 100% certain that's what contained a world wide pandemic.
What happens if it turns out the other way the quarantine wasnt necessary and you tanked your economy for nothing?