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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Editorial: We need someone who can explain how we'll deal with the pandemic.

In difficult and frightening times, it's normal for a certain amount of confusion and misinformation to spread. The existence of social media and hyperpartisan "news" outlets undoubtedly exacerbate the problem, but even those are just exaggerated versions of things that have been with us for some time.

But two things make the torrent of coronavirus misinformation distinct. The first one is simple: much of the misinformation starts at the top, where President Donald Trump seems willing to say whatever crosses his mind when he finds himself in front of a microphone.

But the second is trickier: unlike a national disaster or terrorist attack, we have no models for how long the coronavirus pandemic will last or how we will recover from it. There's no "we'll rebuild" mindset that people can use to make sense out of what's going to happen and guide their expectations.

Here's how we might create one.

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We have a plan. And honestly you don't want to know what's in it so nobody talks about it. Plus, compartmentalized.

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2020-03-26 01:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

We actually did have plans but our federal leadership isn't using them.

#2 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-03-26 01:36 PM | Reply

Plans are for wimps, and democrats.

#3 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-03-26 07:17 PM | Reply

The plan is pretty simple. We have about 3 weeks to peak deaths on round 1 after that we can start loosening restrictions. Which will be about the time the first stimulus check gets here. So people will be able to go out and spend money about the same time they get money to go out and spend.

If Trump were smart he would institute nation wide stay at home order for 3 weeks that would increase the chance of hitting the peak and reducing the odds or severity of round two it would also create even more pent up demand for when the helicopters full of cash fly over.

Boom the V he has been looking for.

Oh and hope round two will hold off until after the election.

#4 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2020-03-26 07:23 PM | Reply

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