Friday, April 24, 2020

Where we are, where we are going, and how to get there.

If mankind was to look years into the future to see how pandemics will be managed successfully, what will we all see? Where we are now and where we want to be is a huge leap. To reach the point of success, we must know where we are, where we are going and how to get there. We must have a plan that addresses the root cause of the crisis, and it must stand on the principles that lead to success. It must address every step of the planning process, including foreseeing and resolving glitches before they become evident.

Where are we now?

The Chinese doctors reported the new cases, and the investigators narrowed the source down to the animal market in Wuhan. The Chinese government announced their findings globally, and then went about trying to limit its spread. Each nation assumed responsibility for their own nation, and the responses were varied. In the United States, the demand for PPE supplies rose immediately,  and some people rushed to stock up on food and toilet paper, stressing the supply chains. The slower to respond found empty shelves. The government focused on getting enough test kits and supplies and equipment for the first responders. It will take a year or more for the existing structure to produce and manufacture a vaccine. The doctors in the epicenters are working hard, many to the point of exhaustion, to keep people alive during this pandemic, but many people are dying, and because of limited testing capacity, the number of cases is unknown. There are people who stand to benefit materially from the pandemic so there is price gouging in some places. There are ripples of crises that are going out from the "zero patient" in Wuhan, China, including economic crises, unemployment, supply chain, family crises, and they may devolve into security issues. The governments are attempting to stabilize the economies and the global economy, but realistically thinking that it may be difficult to reach the same levels of functioning again. The dilemma is when to reopen the economies. Too soon triggers another surge, and too late triggers worse economic crisis.

What we want for the future is a situation where if a new virus is manifested, the response to stop it from spreading is immediate and thorough. All the research is shared, as are the resources so the number of cases is limited to the "zero point." There is an understanding about what triggered the manifestation of the virus, so that offers insights into how the governments respond. The virus is seen as a "glitch" that must be addressed, but not suppressed. The plan must address the root cause of the crisis, based on Universal Law, and that will keep the ripples of effects from spreading out, like economic crisis. To do that, the experts in the fields will address the crisis and advise the governments on how to address legislation.

Global health issues must be under the auspices of an international body with the power to handle global issues with a sense of equality, because every crisis has conflict resolution as its counterpoint, and the first requirement for conflict resolution is that everyone must be considered equal.

The plan we support is the creation of the international government based on the US Constitution and the principles of the cooperation of nature. Its departments will be autonomous and made up of experts in their fields from every nation, and they will advise the branches of government.