Each day, thousands of Americans are dying from the coronavirus, and tens of thousands of new cases are reported. Therapeutics that reduce mortality from COVID-19 are not yet available, and a vaccine is, optimistically, many months away. Nevertheless,
I wish that I could say that I'm surprised, but I'm not. Many of these states didn't like the "stay at home" orders in the first place. Yes, Ohio seemed to be an outlier, in that it is led by a Republican, yet it was fairly proactive in quickly shutting things down. Still, Republicans are Republicans, and they by and large have decided that the economy comes first no matter what, and if people have to die to keep it going, oh well, too bad, so sad.
The governors who open too early should have their legacies tied to their poor handling of this crisis. I understand the political pressure they may be under, but this is a matter of public health and you can't have an economy if you don't have the people and means to make it work.
In a more perfect world, all those careless with their workers’ or public’s health during a public health crisis should be held fiscally liable-no ifs ands or buts. There is no excuse for playing fast and loose like all these yo-yos are doing. Had we had decent leadership in the first place, the hurt would have been far less. But we knew that wouldn’t happen from the git go, didn’t we?
We are not as free as our aristocracy led us to believe.
Just how many company owners will be exposed as much as their forced-to-work without protection employees? I would say the answer is NONE.