Our illustrious mayor is crying for full out closures here in Houston even though everything is pointing to July 5 as the peak hospitalization and even today the number hospitalized has dropped by 446 people putting us well below 100% capacity and that drop has been over 5 days. In 5 more days I suspect it will drop even further, (I hope so because that means people are recovering).
The health officials might be justified at times because of hospital space but at the point the numbers are really down and county officials keep pushing to move the goal posts, (remember the 1st closure was to give the hospitals time to not get overwhelmed), then you might see the governor step in on behalf of the people. The closures were never meant to last until the virus was gone. Only to keep hospitals below 100% When hospitals are at 60% and they only make money when they are at 85% or higher something will have to change or we won't have hospitals there at all. Part of the problem with letting government officials make economic decisions is they never take a risk. Maybe every time a county or mayor institutes a closure they should forgo their paychecks like all the businesses they close.... But then, Mr. Turner laughed when someone suggested that to him a few months ago....