COVID-19 Hurt the Economy – And Is Continuing To
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reported in July that the severe and unprecedented size of health, humans and economic crisis caused by COVID-19 put the economy in a deeper crash than the 2008-09 Great Recession. Currently, 49 million people have applied for unemployment claims compared to 8.3 million in the Great Recession in 2007-009. Current estimates forecast unemployment averaging 10.5% over 2020 and 7.65% in 2021. That will be the highest unemployment since the 1930s. So – with jobs ‘shut down’ to stay home and LIVE SAFELY – what can happen now if jobs are ‘shut down’ again to reduce COVID-19 exposure? Growing unemployment – again – and severe economic impact. ”Politically, there’s a lot going on, with the fall election is causing greater stress and accusations that reduce bi-lateral accomplishments,” noted Safe America CEO Len Pagano. Whomever is in office will face economic hardship by trying to put everyone into a ‘safe quarantine’ – and while keeping safety as our #1 priority, there’s no question that plummeting jobs is also hurting millions of people – who cannot find it easy to survive financially.” Pagano shared this insight, hoping that like World War II, both sides might seek […]
Puerto Rico Ties with Safe America to Lead Safety
Safe America has signed an ‘Amigos Unidos’ agreement with the President of the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce, with the goal of having Caribbean executives be included in the WorldSafe alliance. The agreement – signed recently – will seek to involve Puerto Ricans in the ‘CEO Network’ that addresses solutions to COVID-19 and other health and safety risks. “We’re delighted to engage Puerto Rico businessmen and women since we all face the same risks,” noted Len Pagano. “Puerto Rico has been a delightful island – with leaders who can help address the risks we all face – whether it’s in North America or the Caribbean.” More details will evolve this fall as Puerto Ricans will be invited to attend the WorldSafe Fall Forum on Nov. 7 in Atlanta. For tickets, contact Joe Caprara at (770)-384-7937.
Pandemic NOT Over
The head of the CDC, Robert Redfield, told reports that the COVID-19pandemmic isn’t over. And, Redfield said that pregnant women are now more vunerable. He noted that the vast majority of Americans is still ‘susceptible’ to the virus. “We’re not talking about a second wave right now,” Redfield said. He noted that 5-8% of Americans are believed to have Coronavirus. But that the actual number of who has the virus is 10 times higher (for each person who has the virus, he predicted that 10 others also have it). What can YOU do to protect yourself? Continue to wear a mask, stay six feet away from others and continue to wash your hands thoroughly – and constantly. To learn more, go online to the CDC.Gov. Or call Safe America’s COO, Mary Lou Pagano, who is a registered nurse. You can reach her at (404)-558-2212.
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