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EXCEPTIONALISM IN THE AMERICAS
With a modicum of global awareness and a modest* national subsistence allowance, we could have prevented both the reckless carnage and the economic stand-still. We could have ended this in 6 weeks.
(*Compared to the trillions that we've wasted, and are about to waste on corrupted 're-opening' mitigations. There's now a whole market for architects newly skilled in social distancing geometries.)
We had international exemplars:
Even in Italy's long-fractured polis: Discipline. Solidarity. The non-violent tenderness of true citizenship.
More aggressively - and with higher densities - we had the prototype of South Korea, where social investment in an army of public health workers tested and traced the virus to a standstill.
"If I could turn you on, if I could drive you out of your wretched mind, if I could tell you I would let you know."
- R. D. Laing
We could have mobilized and followed these exemplars. Still can. May have to.
After how many carelessly killed?