One of the grossest things to come out of this global pandemic thus far – other than the obvious loss of life – is that a former Sports Illustrated journalist said a family member, who is a middle school teacher, told him that children are referring to the coronavirus as the “boomer remover.”
And while the liberal mainstream media instills fear in order to drive the narrative against President Trump’s re-election campaign, we still need to recognize the global threat COVID-19 has on the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions like asthma and diabetes. It’s no laughing matter.
And now Millennials have some crazy ideas about traveling amid coronavirus fears.
Obviously, the global economy is going to suffer due to COVID-19.
President Trump’s administration warned the United States on Wednesday morning that unemployment could balloon to 20-percent, which is why the government is taking precautions to inject stimulus into the markets.
Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin presented a new plan that would include a $250 billion relief package that would be sent to Americans in the upcoming weeks.
President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that for the people who are now out of work as a result of the containment policies, “money will soon be coming to you.”
But not everybody is taking this global crisis as seriously as they should. In fact, Millennials are treating it as an opportunity to have fun because of the ultra-affordable travel.
20-year-old Ashley Henkel of California’s Central Valley said recently, “I feel like if the coronavirus would get even more serious and like wipe out a large amount of people, I might as well be somewhere having fun.”
Yes, she said that. In the most tone-deaf way possible, she said that with total disregard and lack of empathy for others around her.
Henkel, who has planned trips to Vancouver, New York, and Portland, added there’s “no fun staying at home and being all worried.”
She of course doesn’t understand that boredom and anxiety are the least of our problems.
Unfortunately, Henkel is not alone either. Guy Monahan is taking advantage of the plummeting airfare by scoring cheap tickets to the July 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan.
He said, “I’ve been tracking — It was a $1,000 round-trip a few months ago but is $800 now.”
But given the trajectory of the global pandemic, it’s likely Japan will be forced to move it to later in the summer or quite possibly to 2021. However, Monahan isn’t worried about that.
He added, “And if it is cancelled, I can still go to Japan. I don’t think it would affect me too bad. The flight might be rough though, ha.”
That is if the United States doesn’t close down the borders completely. If this doesn’t get better rapidly, the United States might restrict all travel.
British social media influencer Jack Mulligan wrote on Twitter, “You really think Coronavirus is gonna stop me booking a holiday and catching a flight?” after saving $350 on his trip to the Dominican Republic in May.
He later said, “the coronavirus is clearly something people need to be wary of, but I don’t plan on putting my life on hold because something is going around.”
But that’s just the thing, your actions speak louder than your words. You can claim that it’s something people need to “be wary of,” but ignoring the effects it has on the most vulnerable with compromised immune systems makes you selfish whether you think so or not.
Stay inside and wash your hands. It’s the least you could do for now.