This post is directed to all of the so called geniuses that control this country. They threw out the little common-sense they had with the bath water. This goes for all the politicians, mayors, the governor’s, and any other authoritative figure that have their hands in detailing the strategy to combat Covid-19.
Shutting down the entire country and suffering the aftermath of the conditions that will exist by people being locked up for months of time is moving in reverse. This mentality of fighting the virus is only putting the USA in a bigger hole than it is in and does not make sense.
In the Big Apple alone:
Aug 3, 2020 — Nearly 3,000 small businesses in New York City have closed for … For the first time, social media accounts were created for the shop, and sales soon rose. … Owners facing the prospect of losing stores that have been their …
That is just the businesses. How about all the other people that are affected by the snowball effect.
The chart below shows the age groups that are most affected.
The country has the roll the dice and let them land as they may by keeping the people under 65 working.
Many times the end result in trying to control the situation turns out to be worse than the problem itself. Some of the after effects, if you will, of being totally shut down are kids being denied the proper education (not interacting one on one with other kids) by not going to school. For many of them, they are in the developmental stages and are going to regress instead of progress.
Then we have unemployment, rape, robbery, murder, alcoholism on the rise, obesity, domestic violence, the lack of communication with the outside world. Over-all these conditions combined are far worse then the economical impact this country has experienced by completely shutting down the country.
Make the old folks past 65 stay home and allow the younger people that are not as prone to the virus carry the economic ball.
Sequestration: D.C.’s Weird Idea of Cuts … health and well-being of more than 373,000 seriously mentally ill adults and seriously …
EXCERPTS in addition to the ones I mentioned.
In separate letters to Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., they warned of terrible things: Greater risk of wildfires, fewer OSHA inspections and a risk of more workplace deaths, 125,000 people risking homelessness with cuts to shelters and housing vouchers, neglect for mentally ill and homeless Americans who would lose services, Native Americans getting turned away from hospitals, cuts to schools on reservations and prison lockdowns. There’s also a higher risk of terrorism with surveillance limited and the FBI potentially unable to disrupt plots, closed housing projects, and 600,000 women and children thrown off WIC.
If ONLY everyone over 65 were sequestered, the younger people could continue working, the economic wheel could keep rolling, allowing this country to maintain our strength and economically stability. Is that as simple of a solution as there can be?? I would say so, and it makes the most sense.
Folks; pass this post on to everyone you know, and maybe, just maybe, it will circulate far enough that some of our country leaders will read it and have the light go off in their air-heads as to the commonsense value of my suggestions. By the way; I suggested this many months ago, but obviously it fell on deaf ears, or no ears at all.
Folks; pass this post on to everyone you know, it really is a matter of life and death.
Put your differences aside until we all jointly kick the shit out of Mr Corona; then we can go back to hating one another. For now, let us all pull together.
PASS THIS ON – DO YOUR CIVIC DUTY