Today at 10:00 AM we were treated to a "Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group Community Roundtable" online meeting. Unfortunately, it was primarily a self-serving, self-congratulatory event with little or no new information -- a waste of time.
I took advantage of the Roundtable's invitation for "members of the public ... to submit questions related to the impact of Covid-19 on their communities" via email. Also unfortunately, none of my questions (below) were used. Wondering why.
1. When are you going to publish the negative health consequences of the state's shutdown resulting from your recommendations and the governor's actions? These include:
- cancer screenings prevented and cancer treatments omitted
- preventable cases of stroke and heart attack
- avoidable suicides and health impact of depression and financial stress
- exacerbation of alcoholism, smoking and drug usage
You carefully tally Coronavirus deaths but overlook the other deaths you have caused.
2. What is the evidence that "isolation" is working? NY Gov. Cuomo for example was "shocked" on May 6 to find that 66% of new hospitalizations were from individuals who had isolated at home.
3. How do you justify further reliance on "science experts" who have been massively wrong, from stunningly incorrect predictions to abrupt "about-face" recommendations, throughout the virus episode?
4. How often do you challenge and re-evaluate the assumptions used to make your judgments and determinations, and when did you last conduct such an evaluation in an honest and comprehensive way?