As of yesterday at noon, the cost for each individual death in economic terms amounted to five hundred and sixty-four individuals losing their job. I would think this is what the President was talking about when he stated early on that the cure can't cost more than the disease and, in fairness to the President, I know in his heart he wants to do so very soon. But to watch so many Governors show little if any concern for their citizens is heartbreaking. Governor Cuomo was asked a question about that and said that everyone's concern was death, yet only two out of ninety eight infected die and now most are making rapid recoveries. So my point about Dr. Fauci including economics in his thinking is that we need a balanced approach, and up to this point it hasn't been balanced. He should be asked to come up with a plan that will allow Americans to work while those needing help get the care they need by improvising on his time worn methods. This plan has to realize the cost to the country in terms of her economic health as well, it has to be done rapidly as many are already on the edge. Perhaps the best way to show concerned citizens how important that is would to be have an economic briefer to accompany the good doctor to participate in a joint medical as well as economic health presentation. That would present real balance in a way that all could see and that would force action to be taken. It's funny how quickly public perception can change the public sees "the rest of the story."
Perhaps Governor Kemp of Georgia will be the catalyst for looking at things with balance, for whether you agree or not he has been given a bad wrap, even by the President who was quite forceful yesterday. At the same time, most have never looked at the Governor's guidelines and they are very tough. It involved social distancing by limiting numbers of customers and even in some very close working situations between customer and service provider through the use of masks, gloves and continual sanitation and hygienic standards. Some owners have said that is cost prohibitive and they won't open, others say they'll wait for some time, and there is no requirement that they open. But for those who do and are willing to work, if they think their clientele will come for a haircut, a styling or even a tattoo, he's giving them the free will chance to do so. And, of course, we really don't have to worry about state health officials finding flaws, for I'm sure the media will be out and about looking for a scoop and a gotcha' moment. They'll try to put all of the blame on Governor Kemp. And it makes me think of an old cliche that liberals use to justify the things they do and it's one they use heavily (only never concerning the City of Chicago) as they continue to try and blame the lack of gun control for every bit of gun violence that matches their agenda. And it's the simple quote "if it just saves one life." Maybe, just maybe, we should throw our own cliche back in their face with a similar quote regarding getting people back to work. What is it? "If it just saves one job." Two can play this game, my friends, two can play this game. Good luck, Governor Kemp and let's get real, America. Now is the time.