26 APRIL, 2020 - A BUILDING FEAR HOW-TO
DAY 57 of the OREGON COVID19 posts on here...
In being prepared for the unexpected, you always hope to never need your skills, or to need your knowledge and awareness to ever be tested. You research and store random unapplied knowledge alongside your experience base like a General who has never been to war or seen a battle.
But, your Education,Training, wanting a role, and being in the right place sometimes never turns into an "opportunity"... the injury to the starting Quarterback, the NASCAR driver with food poisoning, the Surgeon stuck at the airport, the Manager on vacation... the viral epidemic, earthquake-Tsunami or Electro-Magnetic attack (EMP), all sets up for a new "opportunity", and for someone to take command.
When COVID19 hit (Back in November), it appears that no one was waiting in the wings, no one was chomping at the bit to take command... we simply were caught unaware, ill-prepared and without Viral knowledge of any sort (even at the Dr.-Nurse level), and especially at the Scientific level !!
The handling of this plague has been an embarrassment, a humiliation, and very scary... only during the past week (over five months elapsed time) have the cautions, understandings, and knowledge achieved 1950's street level knowledge level.
Unbelievable !! how such a huge hole in science could exist, and have to be relearned by Phd, Doctorate, types from scratch. We went through these exercises back in the 1920-30s with Spanish Flu, and forgot it all ?
A few years ago on this site we excessively ran the red flag up the pole about Doctors and their missing microscopes, labs and scientific processes training. It is very apparent with COVID19 in 2020.
So, the opportunity for a "Commander" arose unexpectedly, the call up for a leader went out, and there was no one qualified to take the bridge.... coming to a doctors office near you.
Here is the graph for the USA as of today.... dya' think we are ready for opening up beaches, restaurants, stores, air travel and social get-togethers ? If I were a Doctor I would most likely say "YES".... this graph proves we have "peaked" and are headed down... (aaa, that's sarcasm !)
Graph by CDC, om Microsoft Bling: 25 April,2020 https://bing.com/covid/local/unitedstates?form=COVD07