Tom Lynch of Workers’ Comp Insider posted the following yesterday about where most of the masks and other protective equipment worn by health care workers comes from, and in particular, one CEO’s experience with the beginning of a global pandemic.
Here is the article.
If you are wondering why there have been mass protests (mostly supported by, and instigated by, conservative groups and wealthy, libertarian right-wing families such as the DeVos, Dorr, and other families, and commentators such as Alex Jones and Fox News), it is because many of these people have been outsourced from jobs that were sent to China and elsewhere.
Some are just members of militia groups flexing their muscles, but thankfully, polls show more Americans support restrictions, rather than opening up the economy. Apparently, it is the economy of these families that are most affected by the shutdowns, and thus they are only interested in their economic interests, not public health.
Witness the statements of some GOP elected officials who stated that the economy was more important than living (Texas’ Attorney General, for one).
So, while Trump makes a clusterf**k of the response, let’s remember that we did not understand that there were consequences for shipping our manufacturing jobs to China, and COVID-19 is the result.
Richard’s note: The masks I use for my dialysis treatment come from China.