Trump has ordered GM to make ventilators. Better late than never. But that's totally inadequate.
I don't have a face mask. I don't have gloves. I don't know where to get them. I thought about ordering them on Amazon. Now, they're all sold out. Oh, you'll see a lot of offers for the cheapest ones-- 50 for $15 to $30 including shipping. But the arrival date is April 21, May 15th or even June . Same for reusable ones, even if they are shipped from Amazon.
There are no face masks available now. I know. These PPDs-- Personal Protective Devices must be prioritized for healthcare workers-- doctors, nurses, etc. And I know that millions of them are needed for these professionals. But what about the rest of us? A government that was doing things right would be, by now, after the pandemic has been under way since December, providing PPDs to not only health care people but also every person in America.
You should be able to go to a post office or designated distribution centers to get supplies of face masks, gloves, alcohol and hand sanitizer.
This should be the goal. It is not. This should be what the media are clamoring for and demanding.
It is doable. It is reasonable. But we have to demand it and let the mainstream media know that they are not doing their job. They should be and must be insisting upon it. It is not enough for POSPOTUS Trump to ask companies to do this. Companies must be ordered, under the Stafford act, to make these things in big enough quantities so they are available to every person in America, including non-documented immigrants.
They should get the first of them health care providers, then workers facing customers and then the rest of the citizenry, starting with people more at risk, and this should be done in a matter of weeks. This is urgent.
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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization (more...)