The media tell us China "beat coronavirus."
I don't believe it. The Chinese government lies. Derrek Scissors of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) argues that they've underreported the number of COVID-19 cases by millions.
Still, it's possible that China has the virus under control.
But at what cost?
Most of us in America now practice "social distancing." I've barely left my house in a month. I do that voluntarily.
Forty-two states do have some sort of shelter-in-place orders, but most
Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump signed the largest stimulus bill in U.S. history: more than $2 trillion.For once, both Republicans and Democrats agreed. The Senate voted 96-0. The House didn't even bother with a formal vote.At the White House, a reporter asked the president, pointing out that the bill includes $25 million for the Kennedy Center, "Shouldn't that money be going to masks?""The Kennedy Center has suffered greatly because nobody can go there," Trump
Congress passed and the president signed a $2 trillion "stimulus" bill."Not enough!" shrieked politicians. They said the government must do more.They demanded President Donald Trump reactivate the Defense Production Act, a 1950 law that lets government force companies to make things.Trump hesitated.That upset lovers of big government. They demanded the president order companies to make respirators, masks, and other desperately needed medical equipment.CNN's Alisyn Camerota joined the media mob asking "What's the holdup!?" Then a
Coronavirus is frightening.I'm working from home, practicing "social distancing." Experts say it'll help "flatten the curve" so fewer people will be infected simultaneously. Then hospitals won't be overwhelmed.But the infection rate grows. Doctors and hospitals may yet be overwhelmed.It didn't have to get to this point.COVID-19 deaths leveled off in South Korea.That's because people in Korea could easily find out if they had the disease. There are hundreds of testing locations—even pop-up drive-thru testing centers.Because