Is a Crisis Crisis Brewing in Florida?

In an earlier blog I cited my old friend and co-author, Professor James T.  Bennett, as once saying that to government bureaucrats, the absence of a crisis is a crisis.  This is a crisis crisis to the bureaucracy.  Bureaucrats and their budgets always prosper during a crisis -real or perceived.  Every single one of them works diligently, day in and day out, to create the perception of a crisis in whatever area that involves their useless employment in order to boost their chances for ever bigger budget allotments.

I bring this up because I’ve been monitoring online the Florida death count from the coronavirus, and, unless the internet sites that I’m looking at are faulty, the number seems to have been stuck in the low 200s for the past two days.  Not that I take at face value any of these statistics, since the majority of such deaths are of elderly people with pre-existing serious illnesses.  This of course can all change tomorrow after the bureaucracy discovers this and “updates” the numbers.


2:43 pm on April 6, 2020