March 26, 2020

The stimulus bill that passed tonight gives $500 billion to companies (disbursal to be directed by Trump and Mnuchin) and only $100 billion to hospitals. It does nothing in terms of building the medical supply chain, or helping or training doctors or nurses. It gives a much needed $1,200 one-time payment to many, but it’s worth noting that Canada’s bill gives the equivalent of $1,400 a month for as long as the crisis lasts. I want to be positive and uplifting, but the truth is sobering: The US government is telling tens of thousands of Americans to basically drop dead.

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