AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce NYC to hit its peak within the next week. Be safe, self Quarantine. If you can’t, wear a mask, gloves and social distance. We won’t know when it’s safe till we have Testing for everyone. Pandemics don’t respond to small government, we need Federal research and development of tests, a Mational stockpiling of PPE, masks , ventilators that work & respirators. Why shut our Economy because we’re not equipped to test for this virus. Why lose more lives for lack of information & equipment? Limited access to resources is unacceptable. Can we afford to shut down our entire economy every time we face a Pandemic.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/governments-around-the-world-intensify-measures-to-battle-coronavirus-pandemic-11585993977

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce As we fight Covid 19, this town is also battling another Plastics Plant with the potential to further increase cancer cases with their toxic fumes & pollutants. There ought to be a Law , saying they can’t build in population centers. Unfortunately, corporate power reigns & Trump loosened pollution controls. People over Profits so we can survive & thrive

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/apr/01/cancer-town-chemical-plant-plastics-louisiana-toxic-pollution-greenhouse-gas

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Paying a pittance to simulate the mighty Mississippi River before constructing a $1.4 Billion restoration project to reclaim much of the New Orleans coastline. Science works to make a better future. This is like making a maquette, prior to constructing a large sculpture. Collaboration!

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/25/climate/louisiana-mississippi-river-model.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce People with Diseases of Despair don’t deserve jail time. They’re unnecessarily filling our jails. There should be counseling not jail and high bail allowing warehousing of People hitting rock bottom or minor crimes. There ought to be guidelines to prevent abuses by the judicial and penal system. Counseling not jail!

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/03/the-judge-whose-bail-requirements-leave-cash-strapped-defendants-in-jail

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Why isn’t local government & city officials complicit in harming their Citizens lives, liable for damages to Communities? It happened in Flint. It’s happening in New Orleans, Gordon Park. We’re not disposable! Where is Justice? The Law? Restitution? Enforcement? Why are State & Local governments above the Law & accountability?

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/dec/11/gordon-plaza-louisiana-toxic-landfill-site