Fred Henneke, Attorney & Counselor-At-Law
COVID 19 – a virus that is part of the Coronavirus family, is presently sweeping around the world like a California wild-fire. It is a natural disease, like the annual flu, albeit a new version. No one person or nation is responsible for COVID 19. It just happened to erupt first in China before spreading to South Korea, Japan, Italy, the rest of Europe, the United States. and now Africa and the rest of Asia. Fewer than a handful of nations have remained untouched. It is a very unbiased phenomena.
I am not about to attempt to explain the virus, what causes it, how to prevent it or what cure there might someday be developed. I am an attorney and part-time prognosticator. All I am doing is trying to follow the guidelines as best I can understand them and be part of the solution, not the problem. I urge you all to do the same. Wash your hands frequently, use hand sanitizer whenever possible, avoid crowds, and reach out to your friends and loved ones, especially those “at risk” (like me).
What not to do? Go on Facebook or read any social media post that attempts to lay blame or castigate anyone or party for the pickle we are in. Put CNN, Fox News and MSMBC on your “Do Not Watch” list. Politics can wait. When we have emerged from this pandemic and are clearly recovering, we can judge President Trump, our governors, mayors and local officials, our elected representatives, both state and Federal, and the political parties for their role in managing the pandemic. For that reason alone, but many more, if we are to judge accurately and rationally, it is imperative that every move made at any level of government by any elected or appointed leader be fully transparent. Put it all out there so We, The People, can accurately judge and act accordingly. This is NOT the time to play “Hide the Ball”. We have a right to know for ourselves who the winners and losers were and who acted more in their own selfish interest as opposed to the interests of those who are on the front lines of this fight – US. For those who act in their own interests, THE DAY OF RECKONING IS COMING. Elections are just around the corner. Be prepared to answer to us, your employers.
STAY SAFE, STAY CALM AND STAY TUNED.