America will be saved from the Corona virus pandemic that has killed more Americans than died in combat in the Second World War if we all work at home! It has become the new slogan for all Corona Virus vulnerable, working age people, regardless of nationality or race or religion. Simple! Isolate from the real world and live in the magical, mythical world of simplistic idealism.
It seems to be the blanket assumption for the entire population made by almost all planners, from academics to local politicians, who have I listened to on television or Internet video. It is assumed we’re all going to sit in front of our Zoom screens and have another distance-appropriate meeting about some ethereal, business shaking problem while some imaginary driver delivers our eggs or a make-believe plumber fixes our leaking hot-water heaters. Here I sit with my cobweb-covered tool kit at my feet, waiting in front of my computer screen wondering how the land of Pollyanna plans on unclogging the myriad toilets across America, jammed with socks, paper towels and used tampons.
Welcome to reality. Some of us have to do the stuff the planners and law-makers who have always lived in lala land simply don’t comprehend. Include the media in the creation of an idealistic parallel universe where simplistic answers magically lead us to salvation without the honest view of reality. Somebody has to be on site to actually turn a wrench to fix your problem. I can sit in front of my Zoom screen and talk until I’m blue in the face and your commode will still back up and flood your bathroom with the disintegration of idealistic philosophy if I can’t transmit my skills and expertise to you effectively through the electronic medium of the Internet.
From plumbers to FAA controllers, Police officers, Firemen, checkout clerks, and especially nurses, this country will slam, not slowly grind, to a halt if we all stay at home. We can’t do it from home. Period. MASK UP, AMERICA! GET YOUR CORONA VACCINE!
LET US ALL WORK AND LIVE SAFELY!