by Karl Denninger
The field hospital style model being built at the Javits center — and many other places, including what used to be called Cobo Hall in Detroit — has promise as a means of treating people.
But — it is not being thought through anywhere near at a sufficient level of detail.
This is very much the TB Sanitarium model as a means of pandemic response, but it is missing one critical element: During those years when the Sanitariums were operating if you worked there you were someone who had TB and recovered — and were thus immune.
And this leads back to what I was talking about yesterday: If you ignore one of what appears to be a major vector for this disease out of a sense of hero worship and then amplify it with field hospitals you will create an all-on disaster.