If I Were The President...

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408

I am reading about coronavirus and can’t believe my eyes. We do not need to wear masks. Really?

So, the virus can easily spread when people cough, but we do not need to wear masks to protect ourselves.

Seems like the only reason they give you is that if we do not stop using them, then professionals would not have enough.

Enough for what?

Or, to deal with the very same people, that we would like to protect from. What, the virus is so selective and hits professionals, but would not hit us?

I should be understanding the notion behind it, but I really don’t.

Because if we are honest, then we need to say that mask would help us as well as the professionals, but because their risk is much higher, we need to make a sacrifice. Pass on the mask in CVS… But if we so desperately need these masks for medical professionals, why are they still can be found in pharmacies? Why the government wouldn’t just buy all the available stock and give it to medical professionals? And not one per doctor, like they are doing now…

HHS Secretary Alex Azar said that as many as 300 million masks needed in the U.S. for health care workers.”

I Google How many Girl Scouts are in the US and the number is 1.7 Mil. (https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=how+many+girlscouts+are+in+the+US )

According to the attached video, to make one mask takes 3 min. If the country mobilizes girl scouts and they work 3 hours making only 15 masks an hour, then we would get 76,500,000 masks a day.

Yet, our White House is relying on China? Hotels are laying off people, and they would be happy sewing masks, but we would rely on China?

Yet, we still have a shortage… Wow…

I guess if we had enough masks, the same officials, who today tell us we do not need them, would be insisting that every person wears them. Because it would help saving lives, would help us, the sacrificing population, to protect ourselves.

We are quite used to the President lying for any reason and without any reason. The trouble is that now people around him are also lying.

And saying that we do not need the masks is simply another lie.

So, what would I do if I were the President?

Well, I would mobilize the country to do something that so many could do. There are so many opportunities not to have a shortage of masks. Should girl scouts help, should we ask every retiree to get their sewing machine and start working? Should so many laid-off people start making these masks?

Why China?



Comments (3)

Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

My parents are staying home.  My grandson is staying home.  My daughter and son in law are health care workers who can't maintain a 6 ft space between them and the infected. I go out to get groceries for my parents, I keep my grandson when his parents go to work.  When I go out I can not get close to other people.  I'd much rather my daughter who gets exposed over and over have a mask than people who can stay 6 ft away and may or may not see an infected person. cloth masks do not protect health care workers n95 resporator masks do.

Mar 22, 2020 08:41 PM
June Piper-Brandon
Houwzer Inc - Baltimore, MD
Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time

My quilt group is making masks for one of the local hospitals.  One of our members consulted with some nurses to get the pattern right and the filter, we will soon be in production.

Mar 22, 2020 08:52 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I came across this post just now.  I was one of the first to mask up when going out in public.  Here we are on the last day of August.  So, much that was predicted turned out to be so very wrong.  Like this virus would just disappear, probably in April!  

Stay well!

Aug 31, 2020 01:59 AM