2020-04-06 12:28:59 UTC
What's happening is text book history right under your nose. To have lived in the 30's depression decade and followed the decline would have been a long haul. Most people are clueless about the rapid recovery the stock market made in the 9 months following the collapse...then the bottom fell out. To have been following WW2 at the time would have been of interest until Midway , then Stalingrad. Afterwards a long period of predictable results.
This baby is unfolding day by day with the first question : when will Trump declare America " open for business " , looks like Trump time on that. Next how will governors of highly affected states react to that ( stay closed you betcha ) with the general public and Trump on the govs backs to get with the plan. Then the results of ending the lockdowns way too soon ( a return to high infections, some serious illness and deaths ) then , what next ? The daily briefings should be a war zone between reporters and Trump, if not America will be poorly served. . How do I feel ? If I'm looking at the health of the country, which I'm not, I'm back to let it run, the economic effects of a year long lockdown in large parts of the country could be felt for years. For me this my daily entertainment. Italy does not have the problems of federal/state control over local commerce. Daily infection numbers are over 4,000 now , if that number goes down to say 1,000 may be worth a try to oren things up. Could be quickly reversed. US governors could look to see what happens. History is never predictable but that's how it's looking now.