The United States Has Failed Its Most Vulnerable Citizens

More than six months after COVID-19 reached the country, there is still no safety net for high-risk people

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ALL VULNERABLE INDIVIDUALS should continue to shelter in place. Members of households with vulnerable residents should be aware that by returning to work or other environments where distancing is not practical, they could carry the virus back home. Precautions should be taken to isolate from vulnerable residents.

1. Elderly individuals.

2. Individuals with serious underlying health conditions, including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune system is compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer and other conditions requiring such therapy. (Source: White House Reopening Guidelines)

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“The best way to stimulate the economy is from the bottom up — putting money into the pockets of lower-income people who will spend it. The worst way is from the top down — putting money into the pockets of wealthy people who will save it.” — Robert Reich, July 24, 2020

“We’re going to make sure that we don’t pay people more money to stay home than go to work.” — President Donald J. Trump, July 20, 2020

A Simple Proposal

Freelance writer and data scientist in Metro Detroit. Covered pro sports for and the Associated Press before COVID-19. Mentally ill and not ashamed.

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