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This is As Bad as Or Worse Than a Homeland War Invasion

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The corona virus pandemic is as bad as or worse than a homeland invasion under war.

If you don't believe there is a problem you are part of the problem and a danger to others. There may be questions, legitimate questions of how the virus originated, but now it is here and we all have to deal with it.

There are massive closing of businesses and government, putting tens of millions out of work. It is likely that the US will soon be initiating quarantine policies like those in Italy-- too late. Expect hospitals to be massively overwhelmed.

Here are some details:

Restaurants are either closed or allowed to do delivery or takeout only. There are over 15 million restaurant workers. In 2016 there were 2.6 million food servers. They are now out of work.

Schools are closing. There are 3.7 public and private school teachers, and then all the sanitation worker and ancillary personnel. Figure at least 4.1 million at least.

Bars are being closed: There are about 650,000 bartenders. They're going to be out of work, as well as the people delivering beer and food supplies, the people who do the cleanups. Figure at least a million total, probably more.

Casinos are closing because no-one is going. There were 173,000 casino workers in 2018. NY just ordered casinos, gyms and bars and restaurants closed, except off premises.

There were about 365,000 fitness trainers and instructors in 2018. I'm guessing with sales, management and maintenance staffs there are at least a million people employed.

Retail stores are closing. There were about 4.8 million retail store workers in 2018.

NY is directing local governments to reduce workforce by 50% minimum. Not including teachers or police, there are at least 5 million local government workers. NY just ordered local governments to halve that number, so that's 2.5 million people.

It looks like the airlines are in deep trouble and may be shut down. There are about 750,000 airline employees, Factor out Federal express, with about a quarter million employees and you have half a million employees out of work. Double that to include all airport workers.

Those numbers add up to at least 18 million people suddenly out of work, assuming that restaurants stay open for takeout business.

Courts are shutting down, including the Supreme court. Elections are, rightfully, being postponed. No, I am replying to a request, I will not help work at the polls for a special election on Tuesday.

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