Once again as a New York resident, I’m going to have to disagree with your sensationalist posts on the US, Matt.
The US has tested over double the UK has, also has three times less death per 1million of population. Granted, we are roughly 2 weeks ahead of you in all of this, and the way this works means yes, deaths with rise in the thousands every day until it curves.
The only country currently who has out trended it’s estimated curve, I.e more than the predicted cases and deaths, is the U.K. The US, Italy and Spain all coming in under the latest predicted curves.
Dr Birx and Dr Fauci are saying 100,000s of lives will be lost, and maybe you guys missed this bit, if the precautions are not followed. I.e if they have a similar spread as NY in other states. Slimy Donald is also calling 100,000s of deaths so when it’s much less than that he can claim a campaign win later. Remember there is a planned election this year.
Last week I read a BBC article about what the US has done wrong in this crisis and as I’m reading down, every key topic I am looking at, Boris has fvcked up for the U.K. at the same degree if not more on the U.K. front. Governor Cuomo and Mayor De Blasio for example had sourced 4,400 ventilators for the NY region recently (with 1,100 more on the way) and I read that your promised 30,000 in the U.K. turned up as 30?
Please do not get wound up in the sensationalist media and stick to factual sources. Anecdotally, we were being told to do more here two weeks earlier than you guys were. Begging my asthmatic parents not to go to work because it was unclear if they were key workers or not, was not fun. Comparatively here it was made very clear who and who shouldn’t be going to work. Even then the subway was derelict compared to some of the scenes I saw from the underground.
Clearly I do not want any level of illness or death for my countrymen and women. My family is there and quite honestly it scares me how little was done early on and the repercussions of that. Which isn’t just a U.K statement.
New York is in trouble currently but we’re doing our part and the governors are performing with what they have. It is pissing me off, however, reading some of the things I am as a resident here. It’s clear from my move over that the media reports things very differently cross border.