While some of us fortunate enough to have a company allow us to telework, other families are not that fortunate. These families put their selves at risk everyday to provide a service - be it in retail, salons, restaurants, bars/nightclubs, or the entertainment industries.
The Guardian has shared a podcast from Science Weekly called "COVID-19: How Effective is Social Distancing?" In the podcast, Ian Sample speaks with Professor Deirdre Hollingsworth - an infectious disease modeler from Oxford University. In the podcast, she mentions that in the beginning there is a high peak, but after a big spike, the virus starts to flatten out. She mentions that the whole community is at risk, which makes social distancing an important practice. Pre-symptomatic and post-symptomatic individuals can continue to spread COVID-19 within and outside of their household. Therefore, isolation is beneficial for both your family and the public.
Social distancing has some major social consequences. Individuals could get laid off from work due to patrons not frequenting the establishment. In this case, I would urge those affected by this financially to file for unemployment and to see what alternative options are available to those affected by social distancing.
Some key factors to measure the effectiveness of social distancing is difficult to determine given the incubation period of the virus. This makes the control of the disease very difficult, and makes isolation very important. When the social distancing and isolation controls are lifted there is the chance of a resurgence in COVID-19.
So, what are some effective ways to practice social distancing:
Healthcare workers at an extreme risk of contracting COVID-19 and any other infectious disease. Above all when asked if you are symptomatic or in contact with anyone infected with COVID-19, HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY.
I was in the process of writing my first post on the #1 topic around the world—COVID-19. After reading “Pelosi Begins Drive to Block Trump’s Emergency Declaration” in the New York Times, I decided to switch gears.
After Pelosi’s futile attempt to impeach President Trump and then set her sights on VP Pence, in what I believe was a misguided attempt to become the first female president, she continues to be a profiteer in politics. This time by attempting to block the Republicans’ stimulus package to curb the current economic crisis. Even after President Trump said he would veto such a bold and predictable Pelosi move that would require two-thirds of Congress to override his veto. That is a much taller order for the Demobrats to fill as they will need the support of several Republicans to fall out of rank to accomplish this task. With a doomed attempt at wasting our tax dollars and valuable legislatures’ time away from more pressing issues, Pelosi continues to profiteer in politics.
With a law passed by Congress, it affords the sitting president to take military funding and apply it to a national emergency—such as COVID-19. However, under the National Emergencies Act, Congress has the power to end a national emergency. Last I checked, the national emergency is far from over. While the measure will surely pass in a Demobratic controlled House, the Senate will surely let the measure fail.
What the New York Times article failed to mention was that the Demobrats is making an attempt to slide taxpayer dollars for abortion into the emergency aid bill. A measure that many Republican lawmakers are against. What in the hell does abortion have to do with a stimulus package? That is worse than capping the stimulus checks to only those that made under $100,000 last year. In my opinion, ALL Americans should receive the stimulus check to pour into the economy—whether the person spends it in the economy or puts it into some sort of investment. The only possible way not to spend it in the economy is to not deposit the check, but to cash it and put the money under their mattress.
Ben Sasse said it best, Pelosi should be fighting the coronavirus pandemic, not politicizing emergency funding fighting against the bipartisan Hyde Amendment.
And that my friends is why Pelosi always was and always will be the Profiteer in Politics.
Until next time...