Palzewicz Cautions - Covid-19 is not over
The Covid-19 pandemic is far from over and Democrat Tom Palzewicz is calling for a nation-wide strategy to battle the increasing number of cases.
By: Palzewicz for Wisconsin
Palzewicz is running for the Fifth Congressional District seat in Congress, giving voters a clear choice to make in November—a shift in plan or more of the Donald Trump approach. For Palzewicz, the Republican way of dealing with the pandemic is not working and not helping to curb the spread of infection.
"I think we're going to be dealing with a coronavirus economy for probably 12 to 18 months at a minimum," said Palzewicz.
"Obviously I still think we're in the first wave. Cases are ramping up. Hospitalizations are ramping up. Deaths will follow. We're back to shutting down places where people want to go."
"So the starting point is what are we doing about the actual pandemic itself?" Palzewicz asks. "And unless we get Joe Biden in the White House, I don't see us having a national strategy to deal with the virus."
Palzewicz brought the issue back home to Wisconsin.
"Even here in Wisconsin, we're not allowed to have a state strategy because the Republicans went to the Supreme Court to make sure there was no state strategy. They said we needed a local strategy. And now they're fighting local officials with lawsuits to make sure even local officials can't have a local strategy."
The Badger Bounce-back Plan was delivering measurable results before the Republican lawsuit landed. Palzewicz was in his business office in the evening the day the ruling was announced. The next day the bars were open and he saw immediately what was happening and what was likely to happen.
"That night after the Supreme Court ruled, that bar across the street from my office was packed," Palzewicz explained. "I think we saw that happening all across Wisconsin, and I think we saw that happening in the South. And now we see those cases rising with young people. We see hospitalizations starting to rise.
"Until we have some kind of national strategy to say, are we doing testing on a regular basis? Are we doing contact tracing? What kind of ways are we going to be able to treat the virus for people who get the virus, and then where are we at on a vaccine and where are we with PPE? We're right back to where hospital workers are scrambling to make sure they have enough PPE to get through their shifts. It's so predictable and it's so frustrating yet here we are."
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