A report from the United States, one of the places less affected – no, do not laugh, this is true, less affected – with this bureaucracy than many others:
I’ve been working on an N95 mask production project with a team for about a week now. We just got off the phone with NIOSH. They told us that approval for a new mask production facility in the US will take at minimum 45 days, but more likely 90. A lot of people are gonna die.
There is a point at which we will rise up and strangle the bureaucracy for doing this sort of things to us. There is also a point at which we should so rise up and strangle. The tragedy of the modern world is that we’re well past the second point and have not yet arrived at the first.