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Old 03-23-2020, 10:36 AM
Johnny L.A. is offline
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Originally Posted by Wesley Clark View Post
In the long run I hope it let's people know you need a competent, functional government and health care system.
Social Security came about from The Great Depression. The CDC came about because of WWII as a successor to the Malaria Control in War Areas program. The coronavirus pandemic has exposed how vulnerable people are because of our parsimonious social safety net. I hope a long-term positive outcome will be a stronger, more generous social safety net. People should have universal access to health care. They should not lose their homes if they lose their jobs or get sick. As with The Great Depression and WWII, perhaps the pandemic will push us forward.