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Shutdowns across the nation have taken a toll on everyone. While some politicians have demanded a myopic focus on Covid-19 deaths, the obvious and predictable collateral damage began to happen. Both isolation and unemployment carry well-documented increases in:

  • Child and spousal abuse
  • Mental health crises
  • Substance abuse
  • Crime
  • Death

The loss of financial stability also leads to typical poverty outcomes.

While foolish governors around the country are pontificating about their phases of phasing in phases—complete with elementary school color coding models—I've broken this down into the American way of doing things.

Freedom is a pretty simple thing!

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