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1/ @GavinNewsom made the right call shutting down indoor establishments in CA.

When the epidemic is spreading this fast, the brakes need to be put back on ASAP.

But, that is also a signal that the response has been a failure to the point of near lockdown- again.
2/ Lockdowns are bound to be extremely harmful, yet still much better than letting the virus continue spreading like wildfire.

Lockdowns are not a "public health response" per se; not in the way they are being implemented.

They are an emergency measure to avert major crisis.
3/ Yet, the whole point of lockdowns is one that is being missed over and over again, too.

Locking down meant to drastically slow down viral spread, so that the public health system could handle reopening *slowly*

Without setting that system up, you haven't solved the problem.
4/ Instead, you have literally just entered into a vicious cycle of reopen<-->lockdown, over and over again

as thousands keep getting sick, and eventually dying;

people lose their jobs/health insurance;

society and the economy get pummeled;

state leaders sit befuddled
5/ To state governors that are losing control on this for the second time:

it is really unclear why public health metrics did not guide your reopening strategies; why major investments in public health were not made for surveillance/testing/tracing/isolating/masking etc
6/ The 1st time around, one can try to empathize; but this is the 2nd time.

And unless something drastically changes, it won't be the last time.

Come winter, we are going to be dealing with a much scarier double-epidemic beast when influenza rolls back around to join #covid19
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