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The Flip Side To Dennis's Argument
In response to 144231: one can hope, posted by Jane B on Friday, 26 June 2020, at 6:53 p.m.
There is no easy answers here. The quarantine has kept COVID mostly at bay in Hawaii at the expense of jobs and economy. I know several people that have been laid off, or furloughed, due to this pandemic -including my brother. He has a family to feed, a mortgage to pay, among other expenses. Public assistance helps a little, but won't last forever.
My brother gets 1,200 a month in unemployment that doesn't cover all of expenses. In addition, Welfare/SNAP has cut his food stamps and converted it to a 500.00 cash payment per month. The COBRA payment for his health insurance is 1,000 a month. He was also able to get a hold on his mortgage, but it is only until November. The loan is still accruing interest in the meantime, which will have to be paid at the tail end of the loan.
The long story short is we have to open our economy sooner versus later despite the health risks. If we don't, there is a risk of much more economic harm that will pale in comparison to all the deaths by COVID.
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