A woman walks on the Columbia University campus, Monday, March 9, 2020, in New York. The Ivy League school is canceling two days of classes this week because a person at the New York school is under quarantine from the rapidly spreading coronavirus, according to university president Lee Bollinger. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

–1) On March 12, The NCAA cancelled it’s Division I Men’s Basketball tournament. “March Madness”: Gone. As a result…

–2) Contract Food Vendors at college arenas and other collegiate sports venues shutter. As a result…

–3) Food Suppliers (who had been anticipating the influx of demand) cancel orders for such things as chicken wings –because the food vendors stop ordering them. As a result…

–4) Poultry Farmers dramatically cut back production. “The wings business is gutted!” they say. As a result…

–5) Demand for corn meal and feed stock supplementals plummet. As a result…

–6) Farmers (especially if they are corn farmers) either stop planting, or change silage outputs or what they plant. As a result…

–7) Demand for certain fertilizers including their ingredients, such as phosphates and diatomaceous earth, declines rapidly. Mining operations are curtailed. As a result…

–8) Marginal mining, packing, milling and sourcing operations close. As a result…

–9) Communities that depend on such industries all along the supply chain lose home and property value. As a result…

–10) The professor from East Dog Center Community College, who just bought a new home, is suddenly underwater in terms of equity. He spends the rest of his life paying for a $450,000 home that’s now worth $170,000. Which, of course, he won’t even be able to do for more than a year or two.

While not a physical death, it is a life-style death, a spiritual death, a family death…

Do you See Why we can’t EVER shut down the economy, no matter the plague? Doing so only compounds the problem. We already have ONE crisis: The ChiCom Red virus. Why on earth do we want to heap economic desolation on top of it?

Multiply the Chicken Wing Scenario by a couple thousand other services and industries, and you begin to grasp the situation. Sure: Bill and Melinda Gates (a suitably ironic surname, given where these billionaires live: behind “gates”) can survive the fall. The rest of us mortals cannot.