The point of the exercise was NOT to prevent new breakouts. The point was to limit the number of acute cases at any one time so as to not overwhelm medical facilities.
That mission has been accomplished. New outbreaks are inevitable. We now understand that it is those with other underlying medical conditions that are at highest risk.
Those not in a high-risk category should be able to resume normal lifestyles.
Exactly. “Flatten the curve” was accomplished on or about day #42, the end of three incubation cycles. It is now day #116.
The virus will most probably be around for several thousand more years, like the flu and the common cold. Do we have to wear masks for the rest of our lives? I don’t think so! Get some herd immunity going and give some credit to this wonderful immune system that God has gifted us with.
That is utter bull crap. It has been a hoax all along. The damn ChiCom flu is no worse than the normal flu. PA leads the country in percentage of deaths in old folks homes because of the dickless wonder's policy. Take a way the advice of a mentally individual and the mortality rate goes way down from an already low mortality rate. This was purely an exercise to take away people's freedom and liberty while crushing the economy and destroying people's lives. It is all about socialism and removing Trump from office.
"The point of the exercise was NOT to prevent new breakouts. The point was to limit the number of acute cases at any one time so as to not overwhelm medical facilities.
That mission has been accomplished."
This is exactly what happened with the 55 MPH national speed limit. It was proposed and passed as an emergency matter, to save gasoline due to the Arab oil embargo. Well, the embargo ended and gas because plentiful again (though at a higher price) - mission accomplished! Weeeellllll, yes...but then the Safety Nazis and Power-Hungry Control Freaks (and many belonged in both groups) changed the mission - now it was safety (oh, and revenue, let's not forget THAT). It took until 1995 for people to finally have had enough of it to get rid of that monstrosity. After all, safety wasn't REALLY the issue, since the interstate system was designed in the 1950s so that the average car of that time (and the fleet still included a lot of 1940s and even pre-War vehicles) could travel coast-to-coast safely at 70 mph.
Here, of course, it isn't about safety any more than the 55 limit was - then it was about revenue, now it is about defeating Trump AND about a bunch of wannabee-tyrants showing the people of this country who is in charge. Flattening the curve? Pffffffft! Here's what it's about (other than defeating Trump, which is a short-term objective in the longer march toward the REAL goal):
Did you really think we want those laws observed?" said Dr. Ferris. "We want them to be broken. You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against... We're after power and we mean it... There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted and you create a nation of law-breakers and then you cash in on guilt. Now that's the system, Mr. Reardon, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with. ― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
“The point was to limit the number of acute cases at any one time so as to not overwhelm medical facilities. That mission has been accomplished.”