it has been an interesting week,. . . But in fact people differ greatly in terms of vulnerability and in terms of propensity to spread the disease.
* the federal government has taxing and funding tools which are persuasive, ex schools buy into expressing equal rights as a cost of accepting fundingConstitutional authority? I am talking about providing states with necessary resources and consistently offering best practice advice neither which this government has felt able, bound, or desirous to offer. In another country this would be called gross and blithering negligence.
Not an epidemiologist, but tests need to be performed routinely and regularly. The private school (K-12) where my wife teaches history tests teachers and students every few weeks and they are moving to group testing (to reduce the cost) but they still maintain that testing needs to be done regularly and I completely agree. Even those who are asymptomatic can still infect others and if you are asymptomatic why would you think to get tested?
I disagree with you. Government is a problem on many levels. Ie: the bureaucracy and lack of motivation to do good work. Over-dependency on functions it is unsuited for. Over regulation. I could go on, but you get the idea. As a society, we have lost our appetite for risk. Consequently, we expect the government force the precautionary principle on to all of us. Each of us breaks numerous laws everyday, because there are so many no one can know them all.But the thing is - and contra Ronald Reagan - You and I are the government. Government is not some alien creature distinct from us all . Government is neither good nor bad. It is only as good as we make it. Government is not the problem unless we, the people, are the problem. And we, the people, are not the problem.
Health care a human right???? Well, we need clothing, housing, transportation, food, personal care items and a whole lot more. Should we make those "human rights" too?? It amazes me how many people think the government should provide everything they need while they sit back and say "gimme more".