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  • Take the Shutdown Skeptics Seriously: This is not a straightforward battle between a pro-human and a pro-economy camp.

    05/10/2020 6:03:39 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 57 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 10, 2020 | Conor Friedersdorf
    ...At Arc Digital, Esther O’Reilly asks, “Why should we assume that a crashing economy would leave the healthcare system standing?” Fleshing out the matter, she writes, “You can’t keep the hospital lights on without keeping on the lights of the economic sectors undergirding it. Yes, our doctors and nurses are running out of masks and gloves, which is a serious problem. It would also be a serious problem if we lost the means and the manpower to make more, or if the hospitals ran out of cash on hand to buy more beds, ventilators, etc. And there’s the rub. We...