Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Covid II: Supercovid

In some ways, the US state handling of Covid was a lot better than I would have hoped for! Won't go through everything, but vaccine distribution actually sort of worked! (Supply, at least, demand...not well enough).

That doesn't mean Covid was much more awesome than I thought it would be. Death toll surpassed the worst "nightmare scenarios" quite awhile ago. Still, the capability of the state, if not always the willingness, was greater than I thought, generally.

But it didn't leave me with much optimism that the next superbug, a slightly worse superbug, will be managed. A worse bug will absolutely require test/trace/isolate, and I don't see much chance of that kind of effective response.