The Medical Argument Against ‘Stay-At-Home’ Orders
April 14, 2020
"Knut M. Wittkowski, He is an epidemiologist. The chief executive officer of Asdera LLC – a company which researches treatments for complex diseases – Wittkowski spent 20 years leading the department of biostatistics, epidemiology and research design at The Rockefeller University in New York City.
"“What people are trying to do is flatten the curve,” Wittkowski said. “I don’t really know why. But, what happens is if you flatten the curve, you also prolong … widen it, and it takes more time. And I don’t see a good reason for a respiratory disease to stay in the population longer than necessary.”"
A good point. I think we need to keep in mind *why* we all Americans (young, old, sick, vulnerable, healthy, resistant) were under extreme and uniform quarantine orders-to 'flatten the curve'. Not indefinitely-nobody was proposing that-but to keep enough ICU beds available for the sickest people for the initial viral surge. I think we've done that pretty well.
Now we need to avoid 'mission creep'. Flatten the curve? Reduce a rush on ICUs and ventilators? It's been done. There are demonstrable arguments against keeping everything uniformly closed down until the virus decides to go to zero.
Not only that, now some treatments are known and some things not to do are known.
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