It is inadequate. But the money being spent to fight this on the medical front could’ve easily gone into supporting businesses and individuals from the very beginning. Instead, it’s been dribbles and drabs.This is as oversimplified as the comment you were replying to is.
First of all, small businesses are largely falling by the wayside and the help offered them has in some cases been beyond inadequate.
“Reactionary panic” betrays your true feelings about all of this.More money? Is it growing on trees now or are we still adding digits to computers to manufacture the stuff?
Money isn't free....but why let long-term consequences get in the way of reactionary panic?
That some might place so much emphasis on adding debt in a crisis, shows they believe well being, health and prosperity have limited value
We funded a war with bonds, why the hell can’t we do that now?
My comment was direct personally at the newb making ignorant statements. You’re the one pulling the whataboutism here.Ask the abused children forced into homes with their abusers about their privilege. Or if they feel like "everything is destroyed".
But don't ask them now. Aske them in 20 years when their health outcomes are a horror show and impact society at large through crime, homelessness, mental health issues and addiction.
I am a survivor of childhood abuse. The eldest son of a f-ed up sociopathic narcissist who made it quite evident that children were never in his plans. Please don’t lecture me on abuse. There are groups suffering through this, yes. But does that mean we let a deadly virus run rampant when there are other ways we can support those being abused?
Abuse is terrible, but it’s not something that can’t be treated or repaired or overcome.
Death on the other hand is permanent.
Perhaps you missed my pro-in-person-school advocacy a few months back in the Ford forum? A school of psychology professors at our disposal and just two weeks into online schooling and our 8 year old is back to having daily mental breakdowns and self-harm.Or if that's too dire to contemplate, ask the generation of children in key development years who are missing very necessary opportunities for socialisation. Again, though, you'll have to wait for the result. Hope you're patient!
The crap so many are complaining about (like yours about having to make an appointment to go hiking) just shows how f-ing self centred so many are about this. Some are making pretty big sacrifices to save lives; don’t assume you’re the only one.
Y’know what? I’ve had enough of your selfish contrarianism. Please don’t bother.