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We Must Fine-tune and Loosen the Lockdown

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There are some lockdown concepts that make sense. After all, we are in a pandemic. Some things should be done. But we've learned a lot and we need to fine tune how the lockdown is being done or not done. It's not black or white. We can start doing more.

We can't go on with everything closed. We should be re-opening a LOT of venues, but with a some important caveats, including requiring hiring of people to make the caveats possible. There are a lot of people out of work who could really use those jobs.

It's becoming clear that more and more states are shifting from a prevention to a harm reduction approach. We must start maximizing what we know about harm reduction.

Some say that opening up is a death sentence. And I agree that fully opening to BC (Before Covid 19) levels would be deadly. But we can absolutely use what we've learned to loosen things up to help enable small businesses and millions of workers to start saving their businesses and finances, and to allow everyone to start leading more normal lives. Those who choose to continue to shelter at home should be allowed to do so.

And we can't just open up everything to run as we had BC .

And we should have the basics available to us all--

the N95 masks should be supplied for free to every citizen.

Hand disinfectant should be available everywhere. I just, finally, found half a liter for $10. That's a high price. Every family should be given one bottle for each family member. The cost is nominal. The inability to provide it is a sign that the US has become a third world nation, and that the leadership can't meet the simplest challenges-- or that they don't care.

Disposable gloves should be given to everyone in America.

If every one of the 330 million people in the US were given these supplies, it might cost $10 a month-- about $3 billion-- a tiny fraction of the trillions lavished on big businesses.

Every worker should be wearing gloves and a mask, particularly food workers.

Every cash register should have a plastic screen that protects the cashier and the customer.

It makes sense for people to wear masks when they go into any business.

My experience is that employees are the absolute worse at maintaining safe distance. They have to be trained and have to do a lot better.

It makes sense to protect the most vulnerable, high risk people, in nursing homes.

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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...)
 

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