‚ÄúThere‚Äôs been no changes so far, everything is the same,‚ÄĚ Calzadillas said. ‚ÄúMany of my co-workers say it‚Äôs like we‚Äôre immortal, we‚Äôre working just the same. There‚Äôs no prevention, and we keep working.‚ÄĚ
The 31-year-old is one of many workers on farms operating as essential businesses in the heart of California‚Äôs farm-rich Central Valley, supplying food to much of the United States even as schools, restaurants and stores have closed down because of the virus.
The coronavirus crisis has drawn fresh attention to farmers‚Äô critical role, with residents finding some supermarket shelves cleaned out by people stocking up and then hunkering down in their homes.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the threat of contracting COVID-19 from food or food packaging is low. Farmers and workers are mostly concerned about passing it to each other....
Jim Lincoln wrote: Mike, keep your location secret You might be swamped with people from New York City ‚Ěó You just might think there isn't very many coronavirus cases where you live, considering the inadequate testing in this country, there's probably a whole lot more thanyou think there is
We have a few. Not enough to house arrest everyone, though. But the governor sees the whole State as his fiefdom, so we're all in this together apart. There is more flu of course but like I said, flu is so last week. The lefties are sure hoping for more panicvid-19
Having health insurance does not equal adequate health care.
The situation is concerning. Everyone ought to be concerned about passing the virus one to another. If we were only so concerned about passing along our sin:
Mortify therefore your members which are on the earth, fornication, uncleanness, the inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness which is idolatry. For the which things‚Äô sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience. Wherein ye also walked once, when ye lived in them. But now put ye away even all these things, wrath, anger, maliciousness, cursed speaking, filthy speaking, out of your mouth. Lie not one to another: seeing that ye have put off the old man with his works, - Colossians 3:5-9
Olugbenga Ajilore and Zoe Willingham wrote: .... In addition to a lack of services, rural Americans are also more likely to lack adequate, affordable health insurance. Data from the Federal Reserve Board‚Äôs Survey of Household Economics and Decision-Making for 2018 illuminates the health care struggles rural people face. Individuals living outside Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) are more likely to go without health care because they could not afford it than their metropolitan counterparts. Moreover, individuals in non-MSAs are more likely to have debt from unexpected major medical expenses. Americans living outside MSAs are also more likely to be covered by Medicaid or other programs for those with low incomes or disability programs. This data highlights the particular struggle for those in live in rural areas, and it shows that if COVID-19 hits a rural community, they are not going to be able to take the necessary steps to stem the outbreak....
excerpt from,"Rural Americans Are Vulnerable to the Coronavirus"