Why are minorities suffering higher risks and rates of infections during pandemic?
The Chicago Tribune reported various articles on how Black and Hispanic minorities infections rates are higher than non-minorities of the highly transmissible virus.
Why this statistic should surprise anyone when you compare most minorities live in more crowded urban areas in home, work, and family environments.
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate ancient wisdom to our contemporary times of who to blame or hold accountable to supply the PPE, personal Protective Equipment, necessary to cope with the pandemic in homes or work areas under OSHA guidelines. Or in other words, can employees sue their employers if they become infected and is it possible for the USA government to be capable to enforce OSHA guidelines for employers. If not, what are wise guidelines for workers and employers?
The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. Proverb 27:12)
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. (Proverb 1:7)
What’s My Point?
Consider the present highly contagious pandemic we are now faced with along with the need to work to feed, cloth, house, and protect ourselves and our family,
We know the Government cannot guarantee to protect and support us indefinitely and frankly cannot enforce laws regarding the virus to be obeyed by everyone.
So, what guidance we all should do to survive in the midst of the pandemic according to the above ancient proverbial advice written 3000 years ago?
In My Opinion
Since we know how helpless we are in varying degrees based on our present health and age conditions, we need to do what is prudent for ourselves and our families.
If we can afford to, we should take refuge to avoid becoming infected.
If we must work, we should wise up to learn how to buy or make PPE equipment, and use it if we travel art work.
As for relying on the government, we should voice our concerns to our Representatives to make PPE equipment more available and affordable. We know it works if used wisely by the fact that hospital personnel work in direct contact with highly contagious patients and do not become infected if they use the equipment properly.
As for OSHA or any government laws on paper, they are guidelines for employers that contain meaningful information for both employers and employees. If any worker becomes infected and thinks they can sue and collect huge sums of monetary settlements from employers in a pandemic force majeure, good luck……
The above proverb advises us to fear. Whether we choose to fear a God or the pandemic, the advice is the same. Fear is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
The Bible teaches us both wisdom and to love God, ourselves and our loved ones.
In other words, fear the pandemic and if you love others, then buy, make, and wear protective equipment and follow guidelines how to prevent from becoming infected.
Read the Source Links below.
Should we fear COVID-19, and if so, should we be prudent to obtain the knowledge and instructions how to avoid becoming infected on our own or wait for the government to protect us?
When will we wise up and demand wisdom be taught same as a compass in public and private schools to guide our children to wisdom and love?
Regards and goodwill blogging
Chicago Tribune May13, 2020
OSHA Guidelines for Workplace
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