I know that Covid-19 is a serious issue, but so is the panic and worry that people are experiencing from being laid off from work. These layoffs are
currently overwhelming unemployment websites and offices across the country, with many laid off workers having difficulty signing up for benefits.
Here in Rochester, restaurant and bar workers interviewed by local news stations, are concerned about paying their bills. They are also worried that
the businesses that employ them are going to be forced to close, because of owners losing the shirts off their backs.
It's good to see Cuomo being proactive in the handling of this health crisis, but my question is, what's next? What happens when more people get
tested for Covid-19 and the total number of cases increases significantly everyday? Cuomo has already stated that he believes the Covid-19 pandemic
won't spike for another 45 days, so are mandatory “shelter-in-place” orders the next step, as the number of positive cases escalate?
The panic and stress level is already high around the country, especially for older folks, laid off workers and people running out of essential
supplies. Local news, social media and MSM are reporting on this pandemic 24/7. The President is holding two press conferences a day and the US stock
market is absolutely tanking...along with people's retirement investments. Can you imagine what it will look like in the US if this level of panic
and stress continues until May or June? YIKES...batten down the hatches!
If we think the government is going to bail us out....... where do you think that is going to come from ? Tax us so we can have a gift/relief ? From
where ? our deficit ? There's a lot of business built on prosperous times. This is the end of prosperous for some time, don't be deceived. Those
fluff jobs being lost will also take out legit jobs. Cost cutting will not be optional. It will be mandatory, decimating many millions of dreams bring
us back to a realistic size government and private enterprise.
Many factories in the Midwest are already short staffed. Manufacturing is what they want to bring back to the USA and I agree. But I have to wonder,
if all our manufacturing was done here and a pandemic occurred causing lockdowns and quarantine's, would we be better off? Maybe in the long run yes
but no man is an island. A country maybe but I don't know of any islands which are completely independent of outside resources. At least not in
todays world. I could be wrong, very wrong.
The largest manufacturing industries in the United States by revenue include petroleum, steel, automobiles, aerospace, telecommunications,
chemicals, electronics, food processing, consumer goods, lumber, and mining.
Should farmers really go without the tools of the trade therefore affecting the food chain? Should food processing be limited because of lack of
staff. Sure a lot of things are automated but then again, a lot of things aren't.
ETA: My bad. I didn't read the smaller print. But just ow much manufacturing is 'non-essential' ?
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At some point, they'll have to bite the bullet and realize that they cannot just perfectly isolate every single person. Some people are going to have
to come into contact with some other people, and it cannot be helped.
...or they'll bite the bullet and force people into mandatory lockdowns in certain hot spots around the country, like what's happening in China,
South Korea, Spain and Italy.
That's possible too, but if they've really ramped up to wartime production powers, then it's also possible that facilities will be "asked" to go into
production for necessary supplies and goods that may not have been producing them before creating a need for temporary work in areas where people are
out of work at the moment.
Where there was a will, there was a way during WWII.
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