This episode of What’s Ahead discusses the danger in politicians taking precipitous actions against Omicron, the new Covid-19 variant, without waiting for the real facts. Unnecessary damage to our health and the economy will result.
Facing a serious primary challenge next year and wishing to appear decisive, New York Governor Kathy Hochul is precipitously curtailing elective surgeries in the state’s hospitals. Why doesn’t she wait until we can realistically assess the situation? Countless medical exams and treatments were not conducted or harmfully postponed in New York and elsewhere long after the initial surge of Covid-19. Here we go again.
Hochul-like politicians are—or soon will be—ordering indoor mask-wearing and mandating social distancing in stores and restaurants.
This is what worries investors: power-hungry pols too eager to impose controls.