The costs of our fears

Let’s commit to a quick thought experiment. How many of your friends, family, or even loose acquaintances have unfortunately been identified as infected by COVID-19?  Remember that number, and please accept my condolences if someone you know or love has been harmed by this virus.  Now, how many of your friends, family, and loose acquaintances have unfortunately been terminated, furloughed, or have otherwise become unemployed because of COVID-19? I already have a very good idea about which number was bigger than the other number, and a good idea about the extent.  Here’s how I know. In the wake of the response to the coronavirus pandemic, there are now over 16 million Americans who “have been put out of work in just three weeks,” according to the New York Times.  As of this writing, there are nearly 503,000 cases where Americans tested positive for COVID-19.  As the numbers go, there is a more than three-thousand...(Read Full Post)
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