With the election around the corner, it is more important than ever to understand the weight of our decision and how it will hinder healthcare. My sister and her husband both had COVID-19. Thankfully, they were able to get through the quarantine without having to be hospitalized. However, the COVID-19 fight includes numerous visits to the doctor. Their fever was high for nearly nine days of the 14 that they spent in quarantine. Not only did they have high fevers, but they had reoccurring breathing treatments for their pneumonia.
With them both having to go to the doctor every two days to get medication and periodically trying new cocktails of meds, they were able to get better. My cousins still have COVID-19 and seem to be doing fine with their medication. My sister caught her COVID-19 at the beginning, and she was in good health. She is someone that takes her vitamins religiously; this was something she did before getting COVID.
We are grateful for their recovery, but this ordeal showcased another situation that many of us do not think about daily. While we often hear about COVID-19 being the biggest threat to people with underlining health conditions, we ignore another group. We do not think about people with little to no health coverage. When a person gets COVID-19, they will have multiple visits to the doctors and different assortments of medications, which all come hand in hand with good benefits.
To put it in simple terms, if you do not have insurance, you are jacked. Since COVID-19 is such a nasty virus and it can kill, it is unthinkable that anyone would think about taking away medical benefits during a situation like this. If you do not have insurance, your treatment chances will not be the same as someone with insurance. When you think about all the millions of Americans who are out of work and uninsured, it becomes a larger issue.
Would you be able to afford a COVID-19 diagnosis?
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If you listen to politicians talk about their advances regarding COVID-19 recovery, you might think all is well. Some often talk about manufacturing being up and more jobs coming our way. However, there are states like mine that are witnessing closures of small businesses and layoffs across the board. The misinformation can get a little out of hand at times.
States with high cases of COVID infections are facing a tough time recovering due to the stress COVID-19 places on a local economy. We have two major issues right now; we have people gathering in mass turnouts, and people not knowing what to do. Politicians would have you think the COVID-19 problem is red or blue, but it isn’t. I live in a red state, and we are currently still struggling with COVID-19.
My sister and her husband are quarantining now because they were diagnosed with the virus. Sadly, this is a similar nightmare across America. My sister wore her mask all the time and still managed to get sick from the virus. It just goes to show you how much we do not know about COVID.
As many of the doctors try to fight COVID, they are finding it hard to treat various patients. They are still trying multiple things to treat people with COVID. My sister stated that at this point, she is getting a lot of vitamins thrown at her. She is also taking other meds, including breathing treatments.
Perhaps, the larger problem is how we manage to keep having so many cases of COVID pop up across different states. Rallies and protests are not helping reduce the infections, and that is a fact. With more cases on the horizon, we need to stay alert. While many of us want to get back to normal, we might have to accept that, the idea of normal, might never be the version of normal we once lived. Perhaps the fantasizing about normalcy is the reason we are now seeing cases rise once again.
The outbreak is something that will take time and diligence to overcome because it can overwhelm, and it is overtaking some communities. So, practice caution, and as always, do your research. Do not let some guy barricaded behind safety endanger your family, for the sake of his comfort. Do not forget that we are still in the middle of a pandemic.
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There have been many arguments about players not saluting the flag or being present for the Pledge Of Allegiance. Right now, America is witnessing an era much like the one that gave birth to the Age of Enlightenment. The Age of Enlightenment took place in the 17th and 18th centuries. The era came forward after wars and conflicts caused people to look closer at their current circumstances. They would start to look closer at the government and their ways of living.
Today people are once again questioning the government and what the roles of government should mean when it comes to everyday life. One of the arguments that we often hear today is surrounded by the question about socialism. We currently have two ruling parties in the United States, and it would appear that one party doesn’t understand that they have perhaps been answering to socialism this entire time.
The Pledge of Allegiance was written by a Christian socialist named Francis Bellamy in 1892. His Pledge of Allegiance would be altered in the future to fit our American views, but it still sets the table for a socialist dinner with all of us seated around the table. In 1954 President Eisenhower had the words Under God added to the Pledge of Allegiance, but this was not the first addition to the Pledge of Allegiance. Mr. Bellamy’s Christian Socialist group believed in the idea of equality. Ironically, I believe that Mr. Bellamy would be kneeling with the players on the field right now due to our current situation and how we are once again torn apart.
He was a Christian and he wanted to fight the evils of capitalism. He was also looking at ways to bring people together. In the very first line of the Pledge, ” I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Look at the part that says justice for all.
Is justice playing out for all Americans? You have poor people, people of color, and women, who often find a hard time achieving equality. My daughter was attacked by a mob of children some years ago when we lived in Garland, Texas. There were 11 or 12 girls that attacked my child, but the police only wanted to charge one child. The cops wanted to charge the black child with a misdemeanor, while they wanted to let the other children off free. I remember the officer telling me that he felt like the other children were good kids and that they would never do anything like that again.
I refused to let them blame the incident on one child when all of the children hit and kicked my daughter. It was way too easy to blame everything on one child, and it wasn’t going to happen on my watch. This is what inequality looks like. It is a situation that showcases many wrongdoers, but only punishes people of a certain race.
When people choose to bend or stay in the locker rooms during the Pledge of Allegiance, they are not saying they do not love America. They are indicating that something is wrong with America. Not only are they honoring the integrity of the Pledge, but they are also honoring their freedom. Countless people have died for us to have the right to argue, eat, walk, practice our religion, and even kneel if we feel the need. By telling people that they cannot practice their freedoms, you are engaging in your own form of socialist behavior.