AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce The State of NY. We have 30,000 cases. Social Distancing works to contain viral spread. Virus trajectory was slowing to 4.7 days Javits Center being converted to An Emergency Hospital. Streets may close to allow pedestrian traffic ! Virus not mutating, vaccines doable

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce UAW want to return to work to help their Country. They are ready to manufacture ventilators and other equipment necessary to combat Covid 19. Our “Can do” spirit is returning along with our love of Country & fellowAmericans.

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce CDC is advocating closures, social distancing, no groups of 50 & leading to a 2 week National shutdown. Many of us are Self Quarantined to prolong the viral spread. Giving time for Healthcare facilities to accommodate those seriously ill.

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Charts on Covid 19 spread from the FT 3/17/20

The Asian Countries have a culture & responsive Governance to treat Pandemics. We could learn from them. Their countries have not ground to a halt. They have testing & equipment to handle respiratory symptoms & government mechanisms to order Quarantine , identify hot spots and limit contagion. Contact them, they’re controlling viral infection.

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Service workers are vulnerable to loss of income, their needs are not addressed. Hotels & restaurant workers will lose wages and require the same medical & paid sick leave package quarantined to W2’s. QE for Middle & Lower Classes would be worthwhile for those struggling, working or not, young & old. $5000 to 154 million Americans costs $770 Billion and is a true Stimulus package. No more tax cuts and money to sectors when so many will suffer.

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Most places in America are worse off than they were in 2016. With the Coronavirus by necessity, we’ll be in Lockdown to protect ourselves & community. QE for Middle & Lower classes , working or not, 18 & older require a $5000 stimulus. That’s $770Billion. When it’s over, we’ll need reconstruction & more stimulus. We’re all in this together. Rich & poor for America & Americans.

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Great advice from the Mayor of Seattle on how to protect your city from the human & economic toll of the Pandemic. Emergency funding from philanthropy for small businesses. People are coping with trauma & loss of close family members. Communities are coming together to help each other. It’s a necessity when there is no Leadership from the top!

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Since the founding of our Republic, those with money have been parsimonious. After the Gilded Age, Labor Rights improved. Now that we’re in a 2 Nd Gilded Age, it’s appropriate to restore rights to Labor once again. Paid sick leave for 14 days is responsible & SavesLives. There’s no excuse, especially when Corporations have never before profited so much from Federal Policy. After giving paid sick leave to your employees, consider a minimum wage. Labor should use this time to organize and form retail, fast food, hotel, & restaurant unions. It is time for a Clean Slate for Labor.

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce The Draft Family Leave & Benefit Plans agreed upon by Nancy Pelosi & Treasury Secretary Minuchin! Paid Family leave, unemployment insurance benefits, food stamps, easier Medicaid enrollment. This bill awaits Senate approval.

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce: 32 million Americans are without paid sick leave! Most people working in fast food restaurants have no paid sick leave & don’t make $15 min wage. If they become sick with Covid 19 , who will prevent its spread & who will pay their bills?Now that States are sharing $50 Billion, will Expanded Medicaid, food stamps, unemployment insurance benefits & forgiveness of delayed payments be instituted in Every State. Will “we the People “ benefit?