• Is Trump Suppressing Panic *For* The Economy?

    From Intelligent Party@Intelligent@savetheworldmsn.com to sac.politics,ca.general,alt.california,ca.politics,ny.politics,nyc.politics on Wed Sep 16 20:40:59 2020
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    Trump, when asked about "downplaying the severity of the virus," said "you want
    calmness," and:

    Trump: "We're 85% better in terms of fatalities" "You look at the kind of numbers,
    I don't know if you've been seeing this," "We're really *rounding* the corner."

    Trump: "We're pretty close to a cure." "The Vaccine itself," "It could come Out In
    October."

    So the President is betting on life, and being an optimist. Yet 1,000's die.

    Sep 12, 2020 "Trump sits down with Judge Jeanine in exclusive interview" https://youtube-cutter.org/video/4F9mq7lPxz

    Worldometer: Fatalities:
    Sep 11th +1,094
    Sep 10th +1,089
    Sep 9th +1,208
    Sep 8th +496
    Sep 7th +286
    Sep 6th +430
    Sep 5th +707
    Sep 4th +1,033
    Sep 3th +1,114
    Sep 2nd +1,090

    Total 10 Days: 8,547

    Average 10 days: 854

    So that's 15% better in terms of fatalities - Thus, actually true if turned around
    - makes the 85% sound great! Seems the President wasn't lying.

    Guardian, 14 Sep 2020:"scientists are hoping to develop a coronavirus vaccine within 12 to 18 months."

    New York Times: "scientists are racing to produce a safe and effective coronavirus
    vaccine by next year. "

    Not sure where his "October" stuff comes from. Maybe he could clarify.

    Still Trump is wanting to not incite panic. Why?

    What's the problem with panic? Panicked people DON'T spread COVID!
    Calm people go out to eat dinner with their masks off, calmly, and *do* spread COVID, and die!

    Is Trump suppressing panic *for* the economy?!

    If the economy fails, will the pain and hardship be even worse for everybody?

    Do you think suppressing panic for the economy is a good idea?

    Employees and Consumers deserve honesty and protection.


    https://web.archive.org/web/*/https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2020/sep/14/covid-vaccine-tracker-when-will-a-coronavirus-vaccine-be-ready

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/science/coronavirus-vaccine-tracker.html

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUHsUnVg-Oc
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  • From Intelligent Party@Intelligent@savetheworldmsn.com to sac.politics,ca.general,alt.california,ca.politics,ny.politics,nyc.politics on Wed Sep 16 20:45:47 2020
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    COVID prohibitions should all be based on the principles of Employee and Consumer
    protections. Firefighters have to put their lives in danger. The general principle of employment law is the work ought not be unnecessarily dangerous, injurious, painful, or unsanitary/poisonous. If people had money so they didn't
    have to work, perhaps you could let them make their own decisions. As they have
    to work or die, you have to stop them from being criminally exploited. The other
    side of that coin is taking their job away, which means you have to provide them
    with an education and ability to find new employment.

    As for Consumers: Advisement, Marketing, Advertising, and Product Labeling should
    be required and regulated. Prohibition has no place for Consumers.

    "The Congress shall have Power To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes." - U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 8, Clause 3

    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of
    the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the
    Government for a redress of grievances." - U.S. Constitution, 1st Amendment


    The restaurant industry is almost $1 Trillion in Sales Revenues, and employs 10%
    of the workforce:

    United States Restaurant Industry: (From Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia)
    "The US restaurant industry was projected at $899 billion in sales for 2020 by the
    National Restaurant Association, the main trade association for the industry in
    the United States. An estimated 99% of companies in the industry are family-owned
    small businesses with fewer than 50 employees. The industry as a whole as of February of 2020 employed more than 15 million people, representing 10% of the workforce directly. It is the nation's second largest private employer and the
    third largest employer overall. It indirectly employed close to *another* 10% when dependent businesses such as food producers, trucking, and delivery services
    were factored in, according to Ohio restaurateur Britney Ruby Miller. In Delaware
    and Massachusetts, one in ten workers is employed in the restaurant industry. In
    North Carolina, 11% of workers are employed by the industry. In Texas, 12% of workers were employed by the industry as of 2016.

    $899 billion: Was restaurant industry's projected sales in 2020.
    /$22,321 Billion Total U.S. GDP = 4.028% GDP

    The effect of the 2020 coronavirus epidemic was in March of 2020 projected to be
    $225 billion in losses." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_restaurant_industry


    Waiters and busboys don't produce equity - so why don't we just pay them to stay
    at home;

    And switch to all take-out.

    The restaurant will still sell as much food by take-out. People still need to eat.

    The restaurant will be able to get rid of dinning room costs, and thereby turn more a profit or reduce prices, as people are forced to not dine in.

    People eating and drinking, and talking with their masks off at restaurants and
    commercial parties, are the ones certainly spreading COVID. Commercial indoor entertainment which requires masks off, should probably be stopped in every State.
    People talking and socializing, face-to-face, while eating and drinking with their masks off, are likely spewing spit in each other's faces. (A drive-in theater, with a drive-thru restaurant, would be better though, and as to a comparison to the office...). This is entirely stupid for entertainment. The stupidest thing would be to be in a room with someone you're not going to talk to,
    for non-essential activities.

    The Restaurant industry employs 2.5 million waiters, and more busboys. Waiters
    and busboys don't produce any equity. We can thus afford them to still spend, if
    they are put out of a job. Employing people to commit self-harm and expose themselves to COVID for non-essential purposes, yet for your own entertainment, is
    criminal exploitation. We can still have business lunches if necessary on Corporate office building private terraces with take-out.

    Just a thought.

    It's been over 6 months. We have to make things sustainable now.

    We may have a vaccine in 6 months+, or not for decades. No one knows the future.

    It should be emphasized, that children can have friends over. In your own home
    you should only be having intimate parties with your close friends. Work from home if/when you can, should remain. We should raise the minimum wage to 65% per
    capita GDP of the County over the next year or two, and provide hiring incentives.
    Underemployment masks true unemployment.

    Wear a mask if you're liable to be in close proximity to strangers/those not willfully near you.
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  • From Intelligent Party@Intelligent@savetheworldmsn.com to sac.politics,ca.general,alt.california,ca.politics,ny.politics,nyc.politics on Wed Sep 16 20:50:28 2020
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    Interviewer: "President Trump, did you downplay the severity of the illness?"

    President Trump: "There's no risk..."
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  • From Intelligent Party@Intelligent@savetheworldmsn.com to sac.politics,ca.general,alt.california,ca.politics,ny.politics,nyc.politics on Wed Sep 16 20:55:52 2020
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    Interviewer: "President Trump, did you downplay the severity of the illness?"

    President Trump: "There's no risk..."

    https://youtube-cutter.org/video/4F9mq7lPxz
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