“We need to live with it.” The mixed messages are over. There won’t be any more bickering between administration officials and health experts, because the White House has settled on an official coronavirus strategy, learn to cope and go back to work.
Time to live life again
Beginning next week, the administration is “planning to intensify what they hope is a sharper, and less conflicting, message of the pandemic,” NBC relates. It’s time we started learning to live with it. Yes, there was “a crippling surge in cases across the country” recently. There was a surge in ordinary cold and flu cases as well. The common cold is also a “coronavirus” and the normal flu we get every year kills almost as many people as Covid-19.
This isn’t a sudden about face in policy, it’s an acceptance that no amount of quarantine or social distancing will prevent the regular cyclical infections from here on out. It’s time to stop treating 2019-nCoV like the Andromeda Strain, and try to live as much of a normal life as we can.
According to officials, “at the crux of the message,” is a “recognition by the White House that the virus is not going away any time soon.” Whether liberals like it or not, everyone has to live with it and there’s no doubt it “will be around through the November election.” It will be around for many years to come.
Focus on life not death
For months, the mainstream media has been hyping all the grim statistics by reporting the exponential progression of infections and overemphasizing every single death. While the medical and research community continues to work on vaccines and treatment drugs, the White House will switch to a more positive message focused on life and how to live with the now ever-present virus.
From here on out, the White House “will increasingly emphasize the relatively low risk most Americans have of dying from the virus.” Up until now, all the health experts have been doing live updates on TV with “a series of predictions and pronouncements that never came to fruition.” We never had the proper data to make any real predictions. Garbage in – garbage out, as they say.
Chinese officials kept a tight lid on the data in the beginning and the World Health Organization let them get away with it. They knew early on how infectious the disease was, and hid the true extent of the threat from the rest of the world until they were able to insure every other national economy on the planet was going to tank along with theirs. Now we all have to live with it.
As President Donald Trump has been saying all along, the cure can’t be worse than the disease. “We have to get back to business. We have to get back to living our lives.” “The virus is with us, but we need to live with it,” an official told NBC.