Paid sick leave, stay at home with sick child, reimburse hospitals for uninsured virus sufferers…stuff other countries do and we are now looking at.
“You can look at it as socialized medicine,” Representative Ted Yoho, a Republican from Florida, told HuffPost. “But in the face of an outbreak, a pandemic, what’s your options?”
“Everyone’s a socialist in a pandemic.”
“The virus has laid bare our greatest vulnerability: We’ve got the world’s biggest economy and the world’s strongest military, but it turns out we might have built the entire edifice upon layers and layers of unaccounted-for risk, because we forgot to assign a value to the true measure of a nation’s success — the well-being of its population.“
How this pans out is yet to be determined. The column was just pointing out an obvious issue.
Not that it will make any difference, but for well over a decade I have said that in my opinion, a well educated and healthy workforce is critical to a robust, capitalist economy.