Which would you choose? Which have the Republicans chosen? Which will the Democrats choose?
Osterholm, who has advised several presidents on pandemics during the past 2 decades, co-authored the nine-page report, titled “COVID-19: The CIDRAP Viewpoint
,” with epidemiologists from the Harvard School of Public Health and formerly from the CDC.
The team used prediction models, historic pandemic data, and published reports about COVID-19 to forecast the next 2 years. Based on that, they said government officials should prepare for a long-term pandemic. They discussed three scenarios:
- The first scenario could be that the first wave of COVID-19 this spring is followed by several smaller waves during the summer and the next 2 years, gradually decreasing throughout 2021. This could vary by geography and require periodic shelter-in-place recommendations.
- The second scenario could be that the first wave is followed by a larger wave in the fall or winter, and then smaller waves in the 2021, which could require shelter-in-place measures again in the fall. This scenario mimics the 1918-1919 pandemic.
- The third scenario could be a “slow burn” of transmission during the next 2 years, which may not require additional shelter-in-place orders but will continue to cause new cases and deaths.
IT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE SO VOTE. VOTE EARLY. VOTE BY MAIL.
Fight those who want to limit the citizens who can vote.
IT’S YOU CHOICE!
Those in nursing homes, the elderly, the poor, the people of color, the employed poor are most likely to vote Democratic in the coming election.
They are also the people who the Republicans are letting, even encouraging, through their administrations both national and state to get Covid-19 and die.
Citizens who are dead cannot vote. This is just another way to suppress voting. That is the ONLy way that the Republicans can win future elections. It is alsoa new way to reach the “final solution”.
Politicians, particularly Republicans, are mainly interested in protecting their wealthy donors and their businesses.
Their administration has NO PLAN. Remember the Republicans wanting to repeal Obama care? They didn’t have a plan to replace it then and they still don’t.
Seriously, we will have lost the respect of every other country. Every other country is taking advantage of us through Trump.
I would like the Republicans who shout about the sanctity of life for the unborn, can then say we should allow the wave of this virus to roll across the country and the elderly because they were “on their last legs” anyway.
Republicans are now openly suggesting that we should get rid of the elderly because they are not productive and “on their last legs”.
Can I say this about all Republicans? Yes, because I have yet to hear any Republicans speak in opposition to this proposal.
The name of their policy is “The Final Solution”. Final in that it gets rid of anyone who is not employed or in good health therebye freeing more money for the one percent even if they have worked their whole lives to make this country great.
Can you get a test?
Do you know someone that has been tested ?
Where do you go to get tested?
Until we all can answer these questions, we are not ready to even begin to return to work.
The answer to controlling and eventually beating this is TESTING! Testing! Testing!
The Republican Party unnecessarily exposed their citizens to Covid-19 because they knew that in a high turn out election they would lose. This is an admission by Republicans in Wisconsin but other states and the President as well.
Prepare to have to fight to cast your vote. Fight we have to and fight we will. Republican, Democrat and Independent all are entitled to vote without the threat of Covid-19 or physical or emotional threat.
If fight we must, then fight we will for all citizens to be able to vote.
Having enriched themselves and their donors wealthier, they will now cry for government bailouts for businesses and the economy they destroyed with their delays..
could, would think about tax breaks for the wealthiest while thousands are dying. Any money that goes towards this corporate gift comes from the funds needed to help our less fortunate citizens.
Should starving the elderly be illegal?
Should funding the military to support bases outside the country be illegal ?
Should allowing businesses to not pay taxes be illegal?
Should allowing businesses to destroy the environment (the water we drink, the air we breath, our public lands)?
Should our health care be controlled by profit?
Should “land of the free” be “land of the wealthy”?