States’ vaccine prioritization schedules are rife with loopholes. Low-risk people like me shouldn’t crawl through them.
The implications for our economy are great. US Ambassadors, Senators, and politically connected people got loans while the businesses the program should have helped were left to fail. From a senator who got a PPP loan, Americans must hear that we don’t need any more relief funding. That so many businesses were left to fail has bigger implications. We knew that small businesses going under contributed to worsening the 2008 recession. That’s what we needed to prevent. We didn’t, and poor policy made that possible.
At the Stanford Graduate School of Business in Northern California, the stories got weird almost immediately upon students’ return for the fall semester. Some said they were being followed around campus by people wearing green vests telling them where they could and could not be, go, stop, chat or conduct even a socially distanced gathering.