No one wants to say hard things.
Opening our country cautiously will be expensive.
People dance around it, and maybe they get real when talking about businesses not being able to reopen, but that’s not all of it.
I just read the CDC guideline that daycare centers should limit the sharing of art supplies. That would mean that they have fewer kids during arts & crafts sessions, or they need more supplies for the same number of children. It’s stupid how much that would throw off the budget of the average day care. You know who can easily afford that? No one.
Imports are down, or else they cost more money. This pandemic is going to permanently increase the price of things that we bring in to this country, especially items that we import from China. You know who can easily afford that? No one.
I was starting to whine about how I can’t get the Irish butter that I like, now, when I realized that I’m not worried about how I’m going to afford groceries. I’m privileged, and should shut up.
Now that the first wave of the virus is starting to ebb, people who aren’t soulless money monsters are going to think about the economic impact, because we will all be victims, at some level.
Our world reset, a little, and we don’t get to resume it, exactly as it was.
Nobody wants to think about hard things.