It doesn't confirm the speculation that caused the shut down because we did shut down. And everyone, largely, took it seriously. Models can change, they often do: science is not perfect. It was never 'the data was wrong', it was never 'the Ohio Department of Public Health/the CDC/Dr Fauci etc were all wrong.' Our president gutted the pandemic response team in 2018, our president threw the pandemic playbook in the garbage can that was crafted by the National Security Council, and he kept dicking around in January and February when the intelligence community told him to start planning. So absent any preparation, guidance and planning by the federal government, the states were left to themselves to figure this absolute disaster out for their people and find their own way.Exactly. The data has not confirmed the models and speculation that caused the shut down. 1M unemployed weekly.
We don't criticize NOAA or public safety officials when a hurricane's impact is lessened because of changes in the path, velocity and all other physics variables integrated within weather patterns... do we? You ever hear anyone say "oh Hurricane Harvey wasn't as bad as we thought, everyone overreacted?" No, at least I hope you don't! Why not? Because there was a canary in the coalmine our nation learned when it came to not preparing for the worst. That canary's name was Katrina, and it was a horrific storm that was coupled with an incredibly pathetic response effort, and scores of deaths that would've otherwise been prevented had the diligent parties been prepared ended up happening.