We have partially succeed in geographically blunting the disease if the # new deaths holds. Notic it hardly went up yesterday. If we have less than #300 new deaths tomorrow we are at the top. Since we wont see isolation strategy work until Monday or several days thereafter Ive may get some good news early next week. But the # of total deaths is still going to be a function of all those who get it. IOW, the # of dead wont change (from the disease) but we could gain a little control and prevent ER meltdowns like they are apparently having in NYC and New Orleans. If we can hold it to some low level, a few thousand a month, we may have to call that success. Like Brix said, if we just let this run wild the result would be incomprehensble. Total chaos.
I may have been joking about condoning off hot spots with the 82nd Airborne but if we dont have solid control of this beast by next Wednesday I do believe we will see that.
Won’t deaths “with” a coincident novel coronavirus infection be recast as deaths “from” same to pump up the panic factor? It is said that this is happening in Italy.