Sorry, America, the complete coronavirus lockdown is inevitable. President Donald Trump may not admit it yet, but it’s time America goes on a complete coronavirus lockdown to save millions of lives.
China’s decision to lockdown Wuhan and surrounding Hubei was met with shock, disbelief and cynicism around the world. Experts warned that it will not yield any result in containing the Coronavirus. However, two months down the line the number of new cases in Wuhan has reduced significantly and come down to single digits.
This has encouraged many countries to follow this route where the coronavirus outbreaks have been sliding out of control.
What Happened In Wuhan?
Before we discuss if it is viable for the United States of America to follow such drastic measure, it is important to understand what happened in Wuhan, which is believed to be the place where Covid-19 originated.
Home to 11 million people, chaos prevailed when the city went into a complete lockdown.
Nobody was allowed to come in or leave the city. Inside the city, public transport was suspended and nobody was allowed to drive their private cars. Schools, pubs, restaurants and offices were shut down. Most shops were also closed and only pharmacies and supermarkets were allowed to remain functional. This was followed by authorities forcing possibly coronavirus infected individuals to go into quarantine.
Italy Coronavirus Lockdown
Italy also followed China by shutting its tourist spots, schools and universities, museums, nightclubs, cinemas and casinos. No one is allowed to travel. Moreover, public gatherings like parties, weddings and funerals have also been banned.
Massive Coronavirus Outbreak — Complete Lockdown Of America?
Now let us examine if America should also consider a complete lockdown to contain the spread of virus. If we see the data provided by Worldometer, there have been 14371 confirmed cases and 217 deaths due to coronavirus /COVID-19 in the United States of America.
If this data was not alarming, a letter sent by Californian Governor Gavin Newsom to President Donald Trump will shock you more. He has predicted 25.5 million residents — 56% of the state — will get virus in next 8 weeks. As a result, he issued a stay-at-home order.
Similar orders have also been passed in other parts of America considering Coronavirus outbreak is uncontrollable and it needs a complete lockdown.
This may seem harsh to most Americans. However, desperate times call for desperate measures. Considering how Italy has surpassed China for the most number of deaths related to COVID-19, it is time for America to take the coronavirus pandemic more seriously.
It should follow NYC’s lead and order lockdown. Schools, colleges, markets, malls and bars should be shut. People should be encouraged to work from home, and total travel restrictions should be imposed.
While imposing ‘America complete coronavirus lockdown’ — will not entirely stop the spread of the virus, but it will slow down the process. It will be somehow effective in containing the virus and saving hundreds of people from getting infected.
America should take Italy’s example who waited long to go into complete coronavirus lockdown and is now paying huge price of human lifes.
Also since there is a scarcity of testing facility in the US, we don’t even know how many millions of people are infected with the virus already. Hence, it’s time to make tough and perhpas the most wise decision and go put entire United States Of America on a complete coronavirus lockdown.