Measures taken in advance to avoid the draconian choice between death and economy at the national level were not taken as in the recent past against H1N1, Zika, Ebola, or SARs. However, at the personal level, everyone has chosen in the past to go to work sick, or send kids to school or daycare sick, or taking only half the medication to extend the time till the next purchase. We coined “time” as “money”. Money can’t be made otherwise if we choose health over economy, some claim. Really? We created the system. Is this all we are here to do? I don’t want to be a drone. I never dreamt of ”living to pay bills” when sitting at my desk, learning about the world. But it is so evident.
It’s all about economy - personal and national. We are broke, broken, and on a precipice. We have a long drop ahead. Hindsight is 2020.