Biden and business; Baker’s fear mongering.


Biden and business

Biden must not burden businesses? No. Many businesses are burdening the environment but President-elect Biden is looking at the possibilities for businesses to profit and the environment to thrive.

He sees decades of innovations from the automotive industry to energy efficient appliances. From electric ferries that can carry 200 passengers and 30 vehicles to nine-passenger electric airplanes that can fly 620 miles on one charge. From the extraordinary story of the highly efficient LED products.

These innovations are a done deal. They are as real as Tesla and the Toyota Prius or the thousands of offshore wind facilities in Europe. Now we need to start training workers who can proudly work in these industries designed to be sustainable and pro-earth. Biden is the best thing business ever saw.

— Janice Kubiac
Hyannis

Gov. Charlie Baker’s fear mongering versus facts

During his coronarvirus press briefings, Gov. Charlie Baker always discusses about the number of new cases, hot zones, active infections, new molecular tests, confirmed cases, seven-day average of positive tests, number of people hospitalized, the number of new deaths, and the counties where the deaths occurred.

After listening to his fear mongering statistics, one gets the impression that everyone of all ages in the state are dying from coronavirus however nothing could be further from the truth. The one statistic Baker and the media always seem to forget to report is: Who is actually dying from coronavirus?

The facts Gov. Baker fails to mention:

Individuals over the age of 60 makeup 95% of all COVID-19 deaths in the state.

  • Individuals under the age of 60 makeup 83% of the population and account for only 5% of all COVID-19 deaths.
  • 1 in 120 people over age 60 have died from COVID-19.
  • 1 in 11,400 people under age 60 have died from COVID-19.
  • Out of the 1.8 million kids and young adults under age 19, zero have died from COVID-19.
  • The average age of all COVID-19 deaths in the state is 81.
  • Statistics: MA Gov website

Do these statistics justify all of the fear mongering by the media and Baker? Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, we’ve masked up and locked down for nine long months and nothing has changed. Of course we need to protect the elderly, but does Baker need to destroy the lifestyles of the 5.7 million people in the state under the age of 60 that have a 0.008% chance of dying from COVID-19 to do so?

What about the social, physical, emotional and health-related collateral damage Baker’s COVID-19 policies are doing to their self esteem, and socialization skills border on child abuse. Numerous studies have shown that the current COVID-19 policies in place are significantly increasing their chances of experiencing severe anxiety and depression.

At some point we have to say enough is enough. We basically have two choices, we can keep living our lives in fear or we can start taking back our lives, if not for ourselves, than for our children and grandchildren.

— Marty Krikorian
Groton



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