How much longer is the pandemic going to last?
TV anchors and various media pundits have all been giving their opinions and asking whomever they could when will the Coronavirus pandemic be over. When will their lives return to normalcy and when will the stock market finally bottom? And even suggesting financial questions to some medical doctors who are not in their wheelhouse, but I guess this makes for dramatically opinion news.
Concerning the end of the Coronavirus pandemic, in China, South Korea, Italy, and Spain and the United States have followed almost an identical “bell curve” cycle down from the peak of new cases, and the curve has continually been flattening.
Congress passed a $2.2 trillion emergency bill and still, it remains to be seen whether the federal government can distribute that money quickly enough before average workers and small business people have to throw in the towel. The hard checks (for people who did not have their banking information in the IRS system by May 13th); the $1200 per person stimulus will be processed and go out after May 13th. The SBA Disaster Relief loans are still in process. Our government is so massive and complex that getting money into the hands of the general public quickly becomes an arduous undertaking. We are fortunate to have in place social services agencies and organizations such as banks and charities, and people who have had the financial means to step up and help. Only in America!
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