A lot of discussion in Wisconsin lately about opening the state and ending Governor Tony Evers safer at home order. The Wisconsin State Supreme Court is juggling cases brought by the GOP legislators and a number of other Wisconsinites. The GOP leadership has finally gotten around to meeting with the governor in virtual meetings. (note: it’s safe to open the state but not meet face to face in Madison). And business leaders are pushing for a start to open the state on May 11 instead of the governor’s date of May 25.
One telling quote from the president of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, Tim Sheehy:
“The governor asked us ‘what’s changed in your position?'” Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce President Tim Sheehy said Tuesday. “What’s changed is the ability in southeastern Wisconsin — the hospitals are not in a crisis capacity.“emphasis mine
I didn’t realize the goal was to fill the hospitals. I thought it was to prevent people from getting sick with COVID-19 and prevent some of those from dying. So what happens after we re-open and we fill the hospitals? What is Mr. Sheehy’s plan then?