Now is Not the Time to Party

S-Town Mike has a commentary about the focus on commerce over the human tragedy in Nashville.

The receding flood waters are going to give up more dead Middle Tennesseans in the next few days and weeks. Before we party we need to mourn and bury our dead. We’ve got a bulging population of homeless families whose houses and lives are underwater now. We’re faced with the prospect of growing numbers of Nashvillians suffering injuries and illnesses from this catastrophic floods. Before we party we need to heal the sick and ease the suffering. Is the local health delivery system prepared to do that? I was hearing of oxygen shortages at hospitals during the floods. Can we square away our hospitals and clinics before we crank up the tunes?

Go read all of it. Very thoughtful analysis.

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