Lessons from Covid-19 – Now is the Time for Change

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Prolonged confinement gives us an opportunity to contemplate problems and solutions.

Maybe we should bring grandma home from the old folks home.  More than 43,000 long-term care residents and staff have died from COVID-19, representing over a third of the nation’s known coronavirus deaths, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation tally.

Maybe we’d be better off teaching our kids at home since so many teachers just took a long paid vacation and left the teaching to us anyway. https://www.theepochtimes.com/homeschooling-where-to-start_3273594.html

My governor thinks all the well-people are sick and they wear masks, but the deaths are not the people wearing masks. https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/30/world/coronavirus-who-masks-recommendation-trnd/index.html WHO says no to masks, but WHO is run by Chinese Communists, and CNN is against anything Trump is for – so we don’t know whom to believe.

What happens when no one is working and paying taxes? https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/8gx3v4/i-asked-an-expert-what-would-happen-if-no-one-paid-their-taxes Conclusion of this article: the government takes over when people do not pay taxes, but then there is no money for anyone but the people who run the government.

Why are some restaurants and bars open and others are not? https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/08/when-will-restaurants-and-bars-reopen-heres-what-experts-are-saying.html Conclusion: Closed ones probably will never reopen.

Subsidiary revelations: The business owner who has been wondering how to get rid of that half effective employee – this is the time. The employee who has been looking to get away from that job for something else – now is the time. The wife or husband who has been wondering how to ditch a bad (drunken, abusing, unfaithful) spouse – now is the time. The person who wants a better job and needs to get back to college – now is the time. The porch needs a pressure wash, the back closet is a mess, some appliances should be replaced – the time is now.

I don’t miss my church, but I sure miss going to some church. Now is the time to find a new one.

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