We know that the pandemic crashed the economy.
The COVID-19 pandemic is the first time in history that closing entire economies has been used as a medical tool, simultaneously and worldwide. The early months of the coronavirus pandemic saw the U.S. economy plunge at its fastest rate in history. Over a two-month period, the jobless rate shot up from 3.5% in February 2020 to 14.7% in April—its highest level since 1940.
Without doing any of the heavy lifting to fight the virus, Republicans just wanted to open businesses and schools up by fighting masks and emergency rules.
Did they take COVID-19 seriously? They made their position clear with one word..."panic?" Hey, Trump said it would fade away too...
"When the panic over COVID-19 fades away, people are going to begin to return to normal life. As a way to make their patrons feel 'safe,' some businesses will begin to discriminate against those who have not or cannot be vaccinated by requiring proof of vaccination," Republican Rep. Gae Magnafici said in a separate memo.Discrimination? Are COVID deniers a protected class now? Victims again.
One draft targets businesses more broadly. It would bar individuals, firms, partnerships, corporations, associations and legal entities operating in the state from compelling a person to show they’ve been vaccinated as a condition of receiving services, doing business, accessing buildings or participating in non-private functions.
Vaccine Passports Mark of Satan: Now, some businesses want try using "vaccine passports" as a creative way to open up safely, but Scott Walker and WI Republicans want to tell businesses what to do. So much for free markets and getting government out of the way:this stuff up:
Republican Sen. Rob Stafsholt wrote in a memo to colleagues on Thursday seeking support for the (government) legislation. "This legislation is about preventing government overreach."
Mark of the Beast? Nice to know you're on the same side as Rep. Greene, otherwise known as QAnon Congresswoman:
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) spun a new conspiracy theory this week that combines capitalism, communism, fascism, corporations, the coronavirus vaccine, the biblical apocalypse and President Joe Biden in one extremely hard-to-follow narrative.
“It’s still fascism. Or communism. Whatever you want to call it, but it’s coming from private companies. I have a term for that, I call it ‘corporate communism.’”
She said companies thrive on capitalism but are also “adapting these communist policies just like the Democrats are and they are pushing them on us through their private companies.”
It also prohibits private companies in Florida from requiring any type of document from their customers certifying their vaccination, or immunity after they have recovered from the coronavirus.