Work visas

“Facebook intentionally created a hiring system in which it denied qualified U.S. workers a fair opportunity to learn about and apply for jobs that Facebook instead sought to channel to temporary visa holders Facebook wanted to sponsor for green cards,” — DOJ

A Covid plan

Focus on the vulnerable to Covid. The ICU hospitalization numbers and deaths could be dramatically reduced immediately with that approach alone.
Policy has NEVER been zero cases of anything at any cost.

The Media, Biden, Trump, scientists, experts, politicians … could and should keep repeating this basic strategy.

A tiny fraction of a fraction on US soil and world-wide are vulnerable to a bad outcome from the “global pandemic”.  The facts, the evidence, the science shows the elderly with co-morbidities are overwhelmingly the most at risk for needing the ICU or worse.

A huge number though of young and healthy all over the world have and will be harmed or worse from the broad lock down, shut down approach.

A study of 50,000 college students that tested positive for Covid:  Two hospitalizations.  No deaths. Most didn’t know they even had it, no symptoms, not even sick. But major university systems are closed as a result?

“The death rate [with Covid] in a given country depends a lot on the age structure, who are the people infected, and how they are managed.”
For people younger than 45, the infection fatality rate is almost 0%.”

Ioannidis [Stanford University]

It has always been true that the young and healthy could catch, suffer from, and transmit any pathogen to someone potentially vulnerable. Thankfully for children, school and college age students, serious Covid risk is almost nil.

Reach out with information, guidelines, resources, money.  Laser focus on the vulnerable.

To date, about half of the 200,000+ fatalities attributed to Covid are in nursing homes, senior living, and assisted living.  Most everyone agrees those facilities were badly mismanaged and the death rate should have been much lower.

Outside of senior care, the main problem is congregate, multi-generational living.  Again reach out, publish information, and allocate funds for support if needed for this group.

ACA quote

Here’s a quote for typical family of four for ACA. Middle Class income just above subsidy cliff which isn’t that much. And this was the cheapest of 31 plans!

“Premium $2,718/month
Your estimated all-in $36,964
Family out-of-pocket max $9,000
Doctor visits $15
Generic drugs $5″

Diversity on corporate boards

“California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law requiring publicly traded corporations headquartered in California to appoint directors from underrepresented communities to their boards, the first law in the country to dictate the racial make-up of corporate boards.

Underrepresented communities are defined as people who identify as Black, Latino, Native American, Asian American, Pacific Islander, native Hawaiian or native Alaskan. Companies can also appoint directors who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.”

Covid and the ADA

The goal on the part of the extreme Left early on was suppression of economic activity, especially the so-called “non-essential” side, under the guise of public health.

Even before Covid, many tried to talk down the stock market, wished for a recession, and insisted the economy only worked for 1%.  They will NOT re-open the way were, if they can get in the way.

The re-open goal posts started at a firm 30-day lock down, shelter-in-place, social distancing.  The goal posts have gradually moved (back) for dozens of reasons since then.

Since not even one death, but just from Covid, made no sense, the general approach recently has been to re-open with “guidelines”.  Guidelines so oppressive that the economy is effectively, essentially, still shut down.

The latest chess move.  Introduce quietly the idea that society will have to be adjusted to accommodate the most vulnerable (elderly and/or those with serious comorbidities) so they can participate just like everyone else in the age of Covid.  A variation of ADA.