What did Benjamin Franklin and King Solomon have in common that relates to Covid-19 and a service economy?

The Chicago Tribune articles reported on the issues of mask and testing needs along with a new service to disinfect used M95 masks in order to replenish the shortage of these highly effective face masks.

The Purpose of This Post

Is to focus on the ancient wisdom proverbs to focus on the folly of the past in hopes we will learn for the future.

Benjamin Franklin

“For the want of a nail the shoe was lost,
For the want of a shoe the horse was lost,
For the want of a horse the rider was lost,
For the want of a rider the battle was lost,
For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost,
And all for the want of a horseshoe-nail.”

King Solomon

 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathers by labor shall increase. (Proverb 13:11 KJV)

What’s My Point?

The N95 mask is the most coveted item in the world today because if worn it will reduce by .95 percent the risk of becoming infected with Covid-19.

In previous posts I explained why the folly of outsourcing 90 percent of USA medical supplies to China located 8000 miles away is the main factor of the shortage of availability of this type mask.

While finding a cure, a vaccine, or a fast means of testing are priorities, the single item that would reduce the risk is having availability of wearing a mask and using in every place of employment or social activity.

My point is everyone now is experiencing the need for a N95 mask may now believe that outsourcing manufacturing capabilities of 90 percent of medical supplies was foolish.

In My Opinion

In the source links below is an article: The “Myth” Of Factory Jobs Coming Back to America.”

If interested, read the article and discern this type of thinking was based on vanity, whether it be for profit or belief that manufacturing is low level type of employment.

In my opinion, hopefully the USA will learn from this sad experience that for want of a mask, the battle (of time in life) are lost.

Hopefully, a local manufacturer will come up with a reusable more comfortable  face mask to speed up and reduce the amount of N95 material needed to protect against COVID-19.

You Decide

If after reading the article, was the writer a fool who stated: “What Trump has done is basically sold a lie (about returning manufacturing to the USA) to these American workers.” 

Who do you now believe about the myth that outsourcing and a service economy of 90 percent of USA medical supplies was wise or foolish?

“For want of a N95 mask, the economy was lost?”

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