It’s Time to Be Americans Again

There is more to life than not dying from COVID-19. And, this just in, you can die from causes other than the coronavirus. As Americans, we need to remember this, or else risk an extended period of economic distress that will cost lives as well as economic hardship. The choice is not between people and profits. We can indeed both walk and chew gum at the same time. Let’s get started.

As things currently stand, a majority of Americans understandably want to ensure their health and safety are taken care of before they even think about reintegrating into society. After all, who could blame them for prioritizing the health and wellbeing of themselves and their loved ones. But much of the fear and reluctance to return to normal society as we knew it is based on the current information being widely disseminated to the public by the media.

Being a former journalist, I have a fair amount of respect for how difficult it can be to ascertain the real facts and present them in a responsible fashion. When it comes to the COVID-19 crisis, it is distressing to me that far too often it appears much of the media is more

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