Flattening The Economy

I would laugh at the stereotypical roles portrayed in this animation if it didn’t portray so accurately the insidious divide and conquer strategy employed by big government.

The “flatten the curve” strategy needlessly disrupts and discomforts every household regardless of whether the household contains at risk individuals i.e. senior citizens and the infirm.

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2020/03/07/scared-to-death/comment-page-1/#comment-25050

The “flatten the curve” strategy seems to be specifically designed to maximise the economic disruption that will bankrupt many small businesses and self-employed entrepreneurs.

For what benefit?

To sell an illusion.

To sell imaginary healthcare for a virus infection that has no cure.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19

Seems like another win-win for the globalists and corporatists.

Seems like another government intervention where:

The cure is worse than the disease.

Regarding the repeal of the Glass-Steagall act and other repeals of financial regulations, or even in legislating new financial regulations, you have to be careful that the cure is not worse than the disease.

Rob Johnson (2014-06-11), The Real News Network
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/the_cure_is_worse_than_the_disease

On a lighter note:

Will the supermarkets now prioritise placing rubber gloves, surgical masks, plastic raincoats, and galoshes next to the condoms?

That would really flatten the hump.

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10 Responses to Flattening The Economy

  1. malagabay says:

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news but Health Services prioritise working age patients. So expect to see the average age of ICU patients decline further.

    It’s beginning to look like someone’s lying, as both French and Dutch medical professionals are reporting that half of coronavirus ICU patients are under the age of 60 and 50-years-old respectively.

    The reports suggest that COVID-19 is more than just a “boomer remover” – a phrase made popular by younger generations who think they’re invincible.

    Not Just Seniors: French Doctors Report 50% Of ICU Patients Under 60 Years Old, Netherlands Under 50 – Zero Hedge – Tyler Durden – 15 March2020
    https://www.zerohedge.com/health/not-just-seniors-french-doctors-report-50-icu-patients-under-60-years-old-netherlands-under

    The “boomer remover” will run it’s course.

  2. malagabay says:

    The UK knows the “boomer remover” needs time to work it’s magic.

    UK’s Health Secretary confirmed plans to isolate people aged over 70 for up to four months amid a coronavirus pandemic.

    The goal is to protect them, but critics say it may be a really bad idea.

    UK to put all citizens over 70 into isolation for MONTHS as coronavirus spreads across the country
    RT.com – 15 March 2020

    https://www.rt.com/uk/483166-uk-elderly-people-isolation/

    I wonder if the isolated will be tattooed before delousing.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demography_of_the_United_Kingdom

    I guess the UK has found a final solution for it’s Pension Problem.

    That would also clear the way for re-joining the EU.

  3. It’s all very Marxist: destroy the economy, cull the unworkable and build a new utopia on what’s left.
    Or/and we are dealing with idiots who have no clue. And print money to buy out the private sector via the Central banks.
    Interesting times we are in.

  4. malagabay says:

    “we are dealing with idiots who have no clue”

    I take that as a given.
    But it’s probably more accurate to say:
    Idiots with their idiot models.

  5. Yry says:

    Having noticed not one of these national health agencies has hinted at
    a cure in the making or advised a number of pragmatic self-measures,
    I’ll offer to all this TIME-HONORED protection I’ve used over decades
    of being in jungles, the bush and dirty cities:

    – x1 spoonful in the morning and at night, of Sodium Bicarbonate.
    Basically, it lowers your natural acidity, impeding the proper functioning
    of any virus. Use with little water. Besides, it costs virtually nothing!

    – Were you incapable of tracing that stuff, just sweat it out for 3 or 4 days
    until you reach and maintain a temperature of 41°C. It always kills them off.

    ———

    Thank you Tim for these nice articles! Yry.

  6. malagabay says:

    The blog of Richard North makes for very interesting reading.

    To put this in perspective, I have been arguing long and hard over the last few days against the government’s so-called “delay” phase.

    Apparently, it has now given up trying to control the epidemic and is now supposedly focusing on slowing down the rate of increase, so as not to overwhelm the NHS treatment capacity.

    The resultant attention given prominence with the “flattening the curve” mantra, is a complete invention.

    In my 40 years associated with public health, I have never met the term “delay phase” in text books or practice.

    In the real world, where I have been involved directly and as a critical observer in a number of episodes, there is only one phase, which starts when you realise you’ve got an outbreak on your hands.

    This, I semi-humorously call the “Oh f**k!” phase, whereupon you throw everything you’ve got at it.

    Coronavirus: a recipe for failure
    EUreferendum.com – Richard North, 16 March 2020

    http://www.eureferendum.com/blogview.aspx?blogno=87548

    It appears the UK is planning to drag this out until after the US Presidental inauguration in 2021.

    UK coronavirus crisis ‘to last until spring 2021 and could see 7.9m hospitalised’

    The coronavirus epidemic in the UK will last until next spring and could lead to 7.9 million people being hospitalised, a secret Public Health England (PHE) briefing for senior NHS officials reveals.

    The Guardian – Denis Campbell – 15 March 2020
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/15/uk-coronavirus-crisis-to-last-until-spring-2021-and-could-see-79m-hospitalised

    The winner of the 2020 presidential election is scheduled to be inaugurated on January 20, 2021.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_us_presidental_election

    I wonder who the UK is trying to install as President:
    Mr Hairy Legs
    Ms Deplorable
    “Big” Mike
    A N Other

  7. malagabay says:

    Coronavirus: Survival of the Richest! – Jonathan Pie – 13 March 2020

  8. malagabay says:

    Global market meltdown is on;
    It’s sheer hysteria says Gerald Celente during heated exchange
    Kitco News – 12 March 2020

    Overhyped when it first broke out earlier in the year, and is now even more overhyped, said Gerald Celente, publisher of the Trends Journal.

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  10. malagabay says:

    Will the supermarkets now prioritise placing rubber gloves,
    surgical masks, plastic raincoats, and galoshes next to the condoms?

    Not quite… but nearly 🙂

    Customers at brothels will be required to wear plastic masks and gloves while having sex, according to the Greek press. And in addition to the robust security already needed in a brothel, the additions of thermometers, disposable sheets and “frequent periodic disinfection” of the business will all be a part of post-coronavirus brothel life (it wasn’t immediately clear how s temperatures of both hookers and clients would be taken).

    It does however beg the question: why weren’t disposable sheets and “frequent periodic disinfection” used to begin with?

    Zero Hedge – Tyler Durden – 4 May 2020
    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/greek-brothels-reopen-hookers-and-clients-required-wear-masks-and-gloves

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