Things Covid has proven:

1. The job you were told couldn't be done remotely can be done remotely

2. Many disabled workers could have been working from home, but corporations just didn't want them to.

3. Internet is a utility, not a luxury.

4. Universal healthcare is a necessity.

@Ricardus I've been for many job interviews in the last few years. On most occasions I asked if I could do it remotely and the answer was always no.

This needs to change not only from a health point of view but also for the environment. A lot of commuting by car must be happening simply because bosses want to have the capability to physically intimidate their staff.


"Universal Healthcare" is neither a necessity nor a right.

Death to Communism.


5. Borders work.

6. China can't be trusted.

7. Relying on global trade is a sure-fire way to find yourself on the receiving end of someone else's disaster when trade invariably gets disrupted.

8. People are still idiots.

@TheUnderdog Borders work at what? Being a good line on a map? That's about it.

@Ricardus So you think opening up infected people from quarantine is an excellent idea?

Great, arrange yourself a trip down to the nearest infectious unit ward and ask them to remove the plastic lining. Obvious borders and walls don't work.

(I'm sure the prisoners will be happy to hear that.)

@TheUnderdog You know you're just arguing nonsense, right? Where did I say any of that stuff. Please go away.

@Ricardus You want me to go away because you can't refute any of my points (it's pretty obvious you're just regurgitating Democrat talking points).

Your suggestion borders are 'just a line on a map' is false, given in some landmasses it's a body of water (coastal regions) and in some cases there is actually a physical wall (the US). The fact walls can physically stop at the border, and more importantly, border enforcement can, reduces the spread.

It is, after all, why wards have flimsy plastic sheeting for quarantine. The mere concept of enforcement is sufficient to deter spread. In-cases where something stringent is required, say a wall at a prison, it still works to stop escapes. Such walls exist, and remember I said "border *controls*" work (which is what you disagreed with), and not some imaginary geographic borders.

Reading comprehension next time.

@Ricardus I didn't say 'gear', I said quarantine wards, which have sealed plastic sheeting in infectious disease wards to prevent cross contamination.

A form of border control - between one bed and another.

@Ricardus I'm calling bs on that #4. Universal healthcare makes it worse, if anything. It's always under capacity and all it does is making rationing more severe.

@union that's a common talking point but it's not true. certainly not anymore true than here in the US. but the key is general health. people would be able to stay healthy all the time because they would be able to go get check-ups and go get taken care of under normal circumstances.

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