AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce The city needs bike riders to cut down on congestion & keep the Economy growing. Corporations will continue in business along with everyone else on these routes. Commerce is maintained and those folks , not the bikers, should pay a 5-8% infrastructure project fee. Infrastructure, a public private partnership creates and maintains jobs!

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/24/nyregion/nyc-bridge-bike-pedestrians.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce # First positive link between Polluted air & Covid 19 deaths. Exposure to particulates claims many more deaths. That’s why there’s variations across states , counties & regions. Article to be published New England Journal of Medicine.

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/07/climate/air-pollution-coronavirus-covid.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce All about our Pandemic. Did you know George Bush started Pandemic preparedness in 2005 & handed the info to Obama? Italy’s finally seeing less contagion. The Governors & Mayors are quite angry with Trumps response to Corona Virus. They all believe there should be a National Stockpiling of viral equipment and procedures in place to deal with Pandemics. The States are not happy being told to “fend” for themselves & competing over limited resources.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/05/coronavirus-latest-news/

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 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

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/world/coronavirus-news-live.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Sounds plausible to close the schools and provide convenient distribution sites for breakfast & lunch pick ups for all students. Enabling everyone to stay close to their homes. This is a unique emergency, what we do today is a model for our future plans. We do know, social distancing works andSavesLives” . .

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/14/opinion/contributors/close-new-york-schoos.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Affordable housing is a human right . Lack of affordable housing is a Global calamity. Hedge Funds & Developers have purchased units cheaply from government, increased prices and either use the money to park cash or wait with empty properties for profits to roll in. The profits are there and people’s revenue kicked out of the rental market. It’s time for Government and business to end their partnership and provide affordable housing to the workforce. With proper developer-taxation, Capital gains tax, units will be affordable.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/feb/29/governments-developers-housing-human-right

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce 10% of Americans are exposed to Lead dust from old paint & piping. It causes autism & developmental problems in children permanently causing brain damage. Property owners know if their buildings contain lead, why aren’t they responsible for removal & warnings? There ought to be a Law!

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/26/lead-poisoning-minorities-poor-americans

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Private Equities destroys the profitable Corporations they buy by taking on debt and making the original Corporation pay for that debt. The investors get to keep the cash. It’s a win for the buyout firm and a lose lose for Society. The original customers and the employees will be left with nothing. There ought to be a Law prohibiting these entities from destroying good businesses and neighborhoods. Equity is also setting their sights on McClatchy newspapers? Shame. Fairways was well recognized in NYC and patronized. They will be missed!

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