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Former Election Official, voting rights wonk. We need lifetime voter registration from birth & citizenship, without any abridgments and a weekend national voting holiday. Let's get the 30% who never vote back voting for Dems.

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Our Long Term Adaptation is fact based.

We've adapted to past pandemics quite well.
We change behaviors to increase our safety and block risks.
Economic changes always happen first. Changes that protect staff and confidence in production & distributing. Consumers demand these simple changes, as they have the greatest impact. Science based adaptations, after pandemics, have greatly expanded how we care for ourselves and our societies with better drugs, better treatments and greater efficiency in delivering health care. Does anyone think that our hospitals will ever be without emergency supplies in the future? We will tolerate politicians who do not put our national health first? I don't think we will see the partisan avoidance, we see today.
Americans are rightly pissed off, that frontline responders do not have masks, gowns or gloves. This is a basic necessity, and having emergency supplies available is something we took for granted. Voters will elect those who put health first and the economy second. No workers...no economy.
Wall Street's 'health investment advisors' and cable news pundits are not going to have much influence, long term, as they are partly responsible for the pandemic's rapid spread. Guessing and wild speculation are falling on deaf ears.
The changes will come, because we, as individuals, have far more data available. Before the internet, we had only newspapers, which are still the most reliable sources of fact based reporting... and FCC-regulated air broadcasts on TV and radio.
Our greatest potential, as individual consumers, is our ability to weed out the opinions from science based fact.
I am still not sure why anyone would take a TV personality's opinion over that of actual scientists, but they do. Reporting on what these TV personalities say is only represents a tiny part of our population, but the media has found it to be the least costly to report on. Wall St strikes again. Murdoch is fake news, he invented it.
The FoxNews style...."He said, she said"... is not reporting, it's parroting.
News, in print and over the air TV, are required to follow strict laws to validate reporting. Google the 1934 FCC Communications Act.
Cable news does not follow that FCC Act. They don't have to. Cable is, by law, defined as subscription entertainment only.

Nothing on any cable news is required, by law, to validate anything with two credible sources on the article topic. Op-eds abound on cable news, but some still think it is actual fact, ( well, at least alot of FoxNews viewers think it's fact). It is not.

We can and will learn, how to learn, better.
Posted by SmartVoter22 | Sat May 2, 2020, 01:11 PM (2 replies)
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