POLL: Is the "cure" worse than the virus?

For weeks now, millions of Americans have been practicing "social distancing" in an effort to "flatten the curve" of increasing Chinese Coronavirus infections. Governors in California and New York (now the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak with some 11,000 cases) have issued "stay at home orders" and closed "non-essential" businesses in an effort to stem the growth of the illness. Other states have made similar declarations or are considering them.

While more than 35,000 Americans currently are infected with Chinese Coronavirus, hundreds of millions of others are suffering from the outbreak's related effects. The U.S. economy is in shambles. The stock market has seen catastrophic losses. Out of an abundance of caution, millions of workers have been sent home. Thousands have been laid off. Schools are closed. Restaurants and businesses have been shuttered, and many -- especially small ones -- may not re-open.

The negative financial impact of the shutdown/quarantine strategy gets worse every day. But are these widespread, but hopefully short-term, economic losses necessary? Will they avert a long-term health crisis that could potentially kill hundreds of thousands, even millions, according to some worst-case estimates?

President Trump tweeted this morning, "WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF." Our Commander-in-Chief is well aware of the effects this health crisis is having on the American people and American business. He says his administration will make a decision in the next week or so about whether the U.S. needs more or less intervention by the federal government to stop the spread and reduce the deadly threat of Chinese Coronavirus.

Grassfire wants to know what you think. We recently launched a nine-question poll to determine where our team members stand on the Chinese Coronavirus. For example, does the outbreak pose a major threat to the U.S.? Do you think these shutdowns are necessary? Etc. Click here or on the image below to start your survey

Thanks, in advance, for taking Grassfire's Coronavirus Survey.

For life, liberty and limited government,

The Grassfire Team

P.S. Our polls are not scientific, nor do they endorse a specific position or candidate. Grassfire polls are for informational purposes only.


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  • Rush Youngberg
    commented 2020-03-28 20:51:18 -0400
    Yes
    Rush Youngberg, M.D.
    Graduate UC Berkeley. major in zoology cum laude, phi beta kappa
  • John Gee
    commented 2020-03-24 13:13:10 -0400
    Restrictions should gradually and carefully be reduced as/if/when the severity of the threat diminishes.