COVID-19 - A Proper Response
Ron Peacock - Pavo News · Posted: Oct 17, 2020
Even before SARS-CoV-2 was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020, the world was well aware that this virus, quite probably unleashed upon an unsuspecting global community by Communist China, displayed one defining, distinguishing and deadly characteristic ... it preyed upon the aged and medically frail in our societies. That dynamic has not changed in the 11 months since the first officially recorded case of COVID-19 in Hubei Province, China (Nov. 17, 2019).
This fact makes it all the more incomprehensible the response, or lack of response, by many State Governors and bureaucrats in these United States. Without delving into the disastrous policies, responses and apparent subsequent cover ups by States such as New York and Governor Andrew Cuomo, let us outline what science, logic and common sense would dictate should be a proper response to the COVID-19 pandemic in relationship to the situation in the United States. First we need some context so we will look at some vital statistics as of October 2019.
According to CDC data, the percent of COVID-19 deaths in the United States of those between the ages of:
5 to 24: 0.198% Total = 458
25 to 64: 20.48% Total = 47,372
65 and up: 79.3% Total = 183,324
What stands out like an ugly black ink spot on a beautiful white canvas is the total of kindergarten through university age victims (5 to 24 years) of the virus, which translates to 0.00046% of that demographics population. And schools were closed again, why?
Next we see the percentage of deaths in what can be considered the dominant working age demographic (25 to 64), which translates to 0.027% of that demographics population. This twenty seven one hundredth of one percent of deaths leads us to once again question, why did we destroy our economy and the lives of 100’s of million of citizens by closing businesses?
And finally we see where the real problem lies, with those 65 and over and highly vulnerable to the negative effects of this virus. Even the most incompetent of the incompetent could not miss this fact!
1.) With over 8 million citizens diagnosed as COVID-19 positive, and until an effective and safe vaccine is found, the various States should be initiating Convalescent Plasma collection from all those actually infected and testing positive for the virus antibody. This will be used in an effort to protect the most vulnerable of our population. Though it is as of yet unclear how effective COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma treatment will be, convalescent plasma has been highly effective in other past circumstances. We are talking about saving lives, we must use every possible weapon at our disposal.
2.) All businesses will resume norm activity and all employees will return to work, with the exception of those 60 and over who choose not to do so. This will aid in the building of natural herd immunity amongst the least vulnerable population in the USA and reduce unnecessary deaths over time. It will also reduce the current possibility of virus mutation (possibly becoming far more dangerous) by the actions presently taken. Now that the virus seems endemic in all States, the longer it is left to re-propagate with these ineffectual “mitigation” directives and mandates, we become more and more at risk.
3.) All presently working citizens 60 and over are to be recipients of an additional $600.00 a week unemployment checks as well as receiving their appropriate state benefits and will not be required to work. This will be voluntary and if an individual chooses to work, they will not receive the benefits.
4.) All nursing home, care facilities, assisted living facilities, etc. will be locked-down and completely quarantined. All employee’s and staff will be required to remain on
site and only allowed to leave and rotate staff after following strict safety protocols. These staff members and employees will be compensated by for their sacrifice with an additional $600.00 per week for all time (to be
determined) spent on station (at the facility) and during mandatory monitoring and quarantine prior to resuming their next ‘tour of duty’.
5.) If an effective and safe vaccine is produced, the first priority of distribution will be to those 60 and older followed by those qualified staff and employees mentioned in section 4 above. As well, those with multiple, qualifying comorbidities, will be the next in line for the vaccine with no exception to age. There will be NO exception to the prioritizing of the vaccine administration and to do so will result in felony criminal charges yet to be determined.
6.) All legislation introduced into the various States and the U.S. Congress should be stand-alone, single issue Bills solely addressing the crisis at hand; they should not be used to hold the American people hostage to legislation that would otherwise have no opportunity of passing the scrutiny of the American people.
With close to 240,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19, these measures could have saved an untold number of lives yet, science, logic, reason and common sense were abandoned for political and personal gains. More so, the American public discarded all rational thought and responsibility and came to act nothing short of a group of hysterical 6 year old girls when confronted by a harmless mouse.
***Note: This is an amended excerpt of a detailed and comprehensive 36 page document I sent to State and Federal officials. That 36 page document encompassed all assets of a proper response to this COVID-19 crisis and was intended to be a simple, plain language composition to be introduced into the various legislative processes. Instead, the American people were burdened with Bills consisting of crippling debt, actions that were not directed toward the most obvious areas of need and filled with special interest concerns that had no relation to the virus and the needs of the American people.