For those who may have been in a cave since Christmas, or just not giving a damn and paying no attention:
This is not a September 2008 redo: It is potentially much worse. In September, 2008 when Henry Paulson demanded access to the taxpayer's purse, the former head of Goldman Sachs was acting to bail his buddies who had hung bad paper in housing and pretended to have it underwritten by AIG.
The gravy train in a single sector, housing, had suddenly stopped because key facilitators suddenly, and in unison, stopped pretending they thought a key player's overnight paper was good.
This time is indeed different. A pandemic has stopped the entire national economic revenue train. It can be restarted and it must be, quickly.
There is a drug combination that works extremely well, reducing deaths dramatically: Hydroxychloroquine and Azrithromycin. It's been used successfully on thousands. We should isolate the older folks, like me, and use this drug combo to treat infected, but get the economy moving again.
United's managerial competence is not the issue; economic death is.