I think Mr. Trump is right when he said that “The Cure is Worse than the Problem.”
I understand the reason behind “flattening the curve:” the health care system is likely to be overrun with this crisis. But I wonder who else was in the room when these kinds of decisions were made: economists? sociologists? It seems the medical profession excluded other segments of society to participate.
We might be able to hold on for a month before too many supply lines are cut to live comfortably at home (my opinion, a council of economists is perhaps a better source to get this assessment). For example, our furnace is not working well. It needs a part changed out. But that part will have to ordered. We will likely get that part, but what about the next person who has the same problem — and the factory is not working any more. This Covid-19 looks like it is going to be around for at least a year.
In my book, I call for a culture of consultation, where knowledge, experience, and wisdom are called into one voice. I have had two fantastic instances of true consultation in my life where a difficult problem found a great solution. The world needs more of that — but that requires training.
Sorry, I just can’t see your version of direct democracy finding those great solutions. People need to come together to bat ideas and perspectives around. We need a better way.