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originally posted by: darkbake
South Dakota has low population density. I think the circumstances for each state might be different. I would have done a piecemeal approach (similar to Trump) where each state and county gets to decide for themselves. That is because not only is the virus on a different timeline in each place, the circumstances are different everywhere.
One problem is that Trump has no empathy for the big cities, and lack of empathy is a leadership fault. Kushner even advised Trump early on to do nothing about COVID because it would only affect the big cities, which are liberal havens. Bad move on Kushner's part - he forgot about the reality of karma.
The reason this is relevant is because if only the big cities shut down, the leadership would still have to be willing to shell out money to aid them, as it is a just cause and prudent to do so.
If the leadership in Washington is openly for using their power to get "revenge" on big cities or something, they will get voted out.
At any rate, I'm sure there would be a way to use data modeling and mathematics to construct a system where each county goes into lockdowns for the optimal period of time at the optimal times to keep hospital capacity in the green.
Don't forget that mandatory masks actually allow us to ease lockdowns, which helps the economy. Conservatives should be for them because it mathematically helps us open up sooner.
originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: opethPA
there is no comparison to the mega cities, when I moved to ellsworth AFB I had to drive east to west across the state, think I saw 200+ miles to next gas station twice.