Sen. Johnson: As we learn more about the coronavirus, try to put things into perspective

Imagine the potential psychological and human toll if this shutdown continues indefinitely, writes Sen. Johnson for @usatodayopinion.

3/30/2020 5:59:00 AM

Imagine the potential psychological and human toll if this shutdown continues indefinitely, writes Sen. Johnson for usatodayopinion.

As we learn about COVID-19, reevaluate. Imagine psychological and human toll if this shutdown continues indefinitely, writes Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.

to it. Can you imagine the panic if those mortality statistics were attributed to a new virus and reported nonstop?Social distancing polices make sense because no one wants to overwhelm our health care system to the point of failure. Social distancing should continue until this outbreak is under control.

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Nonetheless, much of our economy must stay open to provide life’s basic necessities. Rather than announcing general shutdowns and drawing up lists of “essential” business that can remain open, let’s draw up lists of “nonessential” businesses that pose a risk for coronavirus spread.

A commonsense approach would be to keep those shut down and to provide financial support to their employees, and the businesses or organizations themselves, so they can reopen and rehire when the threat subsides.Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., serves on the Commerce and Homeland Security committees.

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usatodayopinion Sure: I'm imagining the damage to two hundred thousand families families who are now in mourning and dealing with the cost of a funeral and other expenses and strains on the family, Senator Johnson. And Republicans have the gall to accuse Democrats of being murderers. usatodayopinion Imagine the potential psychological and human toll of an epidemic that kills several million Americans in the space of a few months.

usatodayopinion Do not pay the sycophant any mind. The psychological toll is all about his political survival usatodayopinion This is fucking irresponsible. SHAME on you, USAToday. usatodayopinion Respectfully, suicides or drug overdoses do not have the potential of killing me, my wife, my child nor my neighbors. Find a vaccine and I’ll gladly go back to the office or shop at my local mall.

usatodayopinion Look who’s on the list. These GOP Senators voted to lift Russian Deripaska Sanctions: Ron Johnson; WI, James Lankford; OK Mike Lee; UT. Mitch McConnell; KY Lisa Murkowski; AK. Rand Paul; KY David Perdue; GA Rob Portman; OH Jim Risch; ID usatodayopinion To hell with that idiot. usatodayopinion It's sad & refreshing to hear that Americans are going to be traumatized by what has happened to America. We Vietnam Veterans/Combat Veterans have been called names by ungrateful Americans for over 50 years because of War trauma, PTSD. How does it feel?

usatodayopinion ron johnson snacks on his own turds usatodayopinion Two months, be patient. usatodayopinion Until there's a national shutdown this pandemic will increasingly wreak havoc. Now imagine the nation's PTSD after hundreds of thousands are dead. There's no economy while this coronavirus goes unchecked.

usatodayopinion imagine for a second that the economy will recover on the other side no human will be revived so shut the f.u.c.k. up usatodayopinion Imagine 2,000,000 deaths if it doesn’t, asshole. usatodayopinion Delete this. usatodayopinion Why was this published? Do you think that Senator has Americans' best interests in mind?

usatodayopinion There does comes a tipping point, where far worse and difficult to address problems than this virus will emerge. At some point, life has to go back to something that resembles pre-pandemic. usatodayopinion Or don’t imagine it. usatodayopinion Maybe he should imagine 500k people die first. Without human beings, there is NO ECONOMY

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Former Sen. Tom Coburn Dies At 72 After Cancer BattleThe ultraconservative Coburn had a reputation for using procedural technicalities to thwart legislation. What goes around comes around. We need more decent GOP members like he was. This the same asshat who stood in front of the Senate and proclaimed Veterans do not want new and bigger medical centers.