Rhode Island has been sending out the National Guard to stop cars with New York license plates —– and they have been going door to door to see if they can find anyone who recently fled coronavirus-stricken New York to come to Rhode Island.
Lots of New Yorkers have been fleeing New York and heading for Rhode Island in their desperate attempt to escape the epidemic pandemic at home.
Now I hear that the New York governor is suing Rhode Island over their actions.
My opinion is that Rhode Island wants nothing more than to protect their own citizens from being infected by any fleeing New Yorkers who may have been exposed to the virus and in my opinion, what Rhode Island is doing is not a knee-jerk reaction, but is reasonable and necessary in this time of crisis.
I believe that all Rhode Island is trying to do is identify any migrant New Yorkers who may either have been exposed to the virus or who may be carrying the virus so that those exposed or infected can be tested and quarantined if needed.
I know this kind of story is scary to most Americans who cherish their individual liberties and freedoms above everything else almost …. but these are life and death times and I believe that anyone in authority should have the right and the responsibility to take whatever measures deemed necessary to protect their own citizens.
I believe that it is vitally necessary that everybody who has been exposed to coronavirus needs to be identified and tested and their social interaction trail be followed to discover who else they may have been in close contact with …. That is how the “Curve” of the spread of the disease will be “Flattened.”
I mean to say, folks, that attempts to find and identify potential victims of this disease are not half as horrifying as the idea that Medical professionals have now admitted, all across the country, that they are finding themselves charged with making decisions about who will live and who will die because of shortages in necessary supplies and equipment needed to battle the disease.
I guess unusual times require unusual measures.
It is just a damned crying shame that our beloved leaders in Washington and elsewhere did not have the foresight to get themselves prepared to handle pandemics.
I hope that if this awful thing ever comes to an end that The American People make some dramatic changes in Washington so that if there is a next time, America will not be so vulnerable as they are right now at this moment in time.