Ukraine Covid-19 Update
The never-ending complete disaster
It’s day whatever of Ukraine’s Covid-19 disaster and the situation is bleak.
Attempts to mitigate the spread of the virus have failed miserably. Commuters during rush hour pack themselves like sardines into poorly ventilated mini-buses after waiting, coughing and spitting on long lines patrolled by 20-something-year old policemen.
Ukraine has reached the maximum number of new infections per day, on the one hand, and officials have started removing quarantine restrictions, on the other. This brilliant strategy has been approved the nation’s supreme ruler Ze.
The positive dynamics of morbidity over the last 90 days have been driven by pathological bad thinking, whacko algorithms, formulations of set theory without variables, kooky mitigation models for flattening the curve, magical epidemic thinking, irredeemable health officials, pandemic politics and false assumptions promulgated by poorly calibrated agents with bad ideas who abandoned the precautionary principle.
The result isn't unlike a horrible accident, except it’s been caused by an unemployed actor desperate for attention and applause. You want to laugh and be entertained, but you also want to avoid becoming a victim.