There is an undeniable truth to the findings when science is used to measure the undeniable dangers of the Coronavirus.
There is an undeniable truth in the warnings from economists that we face the ruination of our economy if we don’t open it up and soon.
Somewhere between these two places is where the situation needs to be dealt with here in Everett, around the state, the nation and the world.
We believe this is happening in Massachusetts and in New York, and many other states where the virus has run rampant and caused so much pain, sickness and death.
We believe Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito have done a good job trying to balance science against the needs of the local economy.
Their strong messaging here has kept the state from falling apart in response to this epidemic.
It is a tough thing to lead these days. The politics of the economy and the virus are clashing.
Those of us who get the virus, who get sick and who die, truly understand the terror of the virus and what it can do to a society that tries to wish it away. The virus won’t be wished away, anymore than cancer or a heart attack can be wished away. Continue reading Science competing with economics