What could or should President Trump do about the risk of Coronavirus spreading in USA?
The USA news medias are on a rampant course of newscasting the spread of Coronavirus spreading around the world. The Chicago Tribune headline article titled:Trump picks Pence to head up US virus response.
The Purpose of This Post
Is to convey ancient wisdom proverb of King Solomon for President Trump to consider why because he has quarantine powers. Hopefully, he will emulate Fidel Castro and set aside political considerations about individual Rights and privacy that allows more people even to this day to continue to become infected and more medical funds expended.
The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. (Proverb 22:3)
Definition of prudence (Merriam Webster)
1: the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason
2: sagacity or shrewdness in the management of affairs
3: skill and good judgment in the use of resources
4: caution or circumspection as to danger or risk
What’s My Point?
Medical Science has not yet identified the source of coronavirus same as in the past when HIV/AIDs was first discovered and known to be communicable. The failure of the USA government to use quarantine powers back then resulted in higher rates of spreading HIV/AIDS infections and if ignored as in the past will likely repeat for Coronavirus.
Prudent persons are wise to fear the spread of Coronavirus because no one knows for certain how it originated. The sooner it becomes known the more likely a cure may be found and the risk be reduced.
I am not a qualified medical person However, based on the news, it appears to me to be more fatal for either very young or older people whose lungs have less capacity to either heal or be healed. The sooner medical science can determine how it originates, the sooner it may find a cure.
My point is the USA should be prudent rather than political to decide to use the power to quarantine to check the spread of the virus.
In My Opinion
In a previous post I wrote about the better choices made in Cuba to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS than the USA by the use of quarantine.
Politicians are now debating socialism or capitalism with Bernie Sander’s mention of Fidel Castro and Cuba. The USA had the same powers to quarantine back then. The decisions made by Castro proved wiser than the USA to control the spread of HIV/AIDS.
As for socialism and Cuba’s situation back then, Castro liberated Cuba from a bunch of corrupt politicians. In my opinion, he made a mistake choosing socialism over capitalism when he gained power.
I hope because of my age that President Trump will be wiser and more prudent to decide to make use of quarantine powers than past Presidents
Frankly, I am thankful the news casters are making money spreading fear right now. At least we are aware and can make personal wise prudent decisions to consider whether or not we should engage in risking going into a high-risk area. Perhaps if newscasters would spread more fear about HIV/AIDS, there might be less infections.
Read the articles in the Source Links below.
Should politicians be more concerned with votes and individual Rights or should they all be united and concerned how to prevent the spread of coronavirus into the USA.
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Legal Authority to Quarantine