I hope I am wrong… but science says otherwise. I hope that after 30 days of this reopening, the number of Americans dying decreases and new infections are on the decline, making this plan irrelevant. Then we can go on about our lives, and everything can get back to normal…
I hope that I am wrong.
Some reports say the virus can be spread asymptomatically for 14 days. Recent reports from doctors in the field suggest that number could be 21 days. When cases present as severe, hospitalization and support often become necessary within 3.
Band-Aids and patchwork will not suffice. If we treat this highly contagious pathogen as if it will just BLOW AWAY, then we are accepting our fate.
Tens of thousands will die AND we will have a Great Depression. A worldwide economic slowdown that will bankrupt Baby Boomers and Millennials alike. Generations will be effected… in China, and in the United States.
The next TWENTY YEARS would be consumed with just trying to recover.
We can END this crisis in 30 DAYS.
In the span of ONE MONTH, we can go from National fear and anxiety to CLARITY and FOCUS. Ready to get back to work rebuilding and RECOVERING.
But we must commit to the endeavor in GOOD FAITH and HONOR our Sacred Duty; for in your hands, rests MY life, and in my hands… I hold YOURS.
Putting aside the obvious restlessness and boredom, why do Americans want to return to normal? Because they need to be productive and make a living… so they can have FOOD and SHELTER. The inaction of our government created this crisis, the inaction of our government BLOCKS our path out. Reinforcing misinformation and lies gives Americans a false sense of urgency, to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.
They’ve put us in an awkward position from which we must make our decisions. STEP BACK, and act not out of motivation spurred on by our base instincts, but out of CHARITY. Everyone of us, whether we STAY HEALTHY and survive; or we become SICK, requiring a ventilator in an ICU, we will ALL depend on the charity of others to survive… and we MUST survive.
Institutional memory, like muscle memory… knowledge and experience. That’s what’s on the line right now in our healthcare system. The next generation will not have the learned expertise of a mentor to guide them, jeopardizing the health and safety of us ALL. We must FACE FACTS… this Administration supports BOTH inaction and misinformation.
How do you kill a virus? You STARVE IT…
If it cannot SPREAD it dies.
In 30 DAYS we can eliminate the virus and return to normalcy if everyone shelters in place, and all essential workers have testing and personal protective equipment. We must apply the lessons we have learned so far and focus our efforts on what works. Because a vaccine will not be available until 2021… in the meantime, we are on our own.
Either 30 days NOW, or 30 days in NOVEMBER. I know what choice Donald Trump would prefer… what do THE PEOPLE want to do?
30 DAYS to prepare, then 30 DAYS to END THE QUARANTINE. If the Congress can pass a bill that will ensure FOOD and SHELTER for every American in less than 30 DAYS, then the sooner we can begin. But it must cover EVERYONE, home owners and renters, families and individual citizens, local businesses and major corporations.
If we commit to 30 DAYS and come out on the other side with no significant loss of life, and the virus is contained and traceable, then we can begin to implement our FULL RECOVERY all at once, united and safely.
The misinformation and lies fuel our divisions. Instead of doing what’s right, we do what appears to be necessary. The choices have been deliberately LIMITED… none of the shells presented in this “game” contain the “prize” we seek.
If we unite in COMMON CAUSE, we can CHANGE the game and put the odds in our favor. Every American Citizen KNOWS how to defeat the virus. All we have to do is STOP FIGHTING and we win… once we UNITE, success is ours.
Let Donald Trump go home and play Chinese Checkers. There’s only ONE WAY to win in this nation… work the fundamentals, keep your EYE on the ball, follow through, and no one wins ALONE. We STAND united.
And once we are victorious, we will celebrate in every city across this land, but we will be celebrating in remembrance OF… not in boastful pride of our accomplishments.
That day cannot come soon enough.