The nation is weary after nearly two years of the COVID 19 Pandemic, but now a new COVID 19 Variant named Omicron lurks on the horizon, a new crisis for Joe Biden.
With so much resistance from anti Vaccinators and anti Face Maskers, this new variant represents a potential massive threat to the American economy and public health!
The Omicron Variant is being watched closely, but already, the World Health Organization has expressed its alarm and concern, and the US is limiting travel from eight countries—South Africa and other African nations surrounding or near that nation.
The stock market and oil prices have already plunged in response, so it will have a likely effect of cutting travel among Americans who only wish to go back to “normal”. But now, there has to be caution yet again, as 800,000 Americans have died in this COVID 19 Pandemic, nearly two years old!
President Biden is starting off his administration with a series of quick actions through 30 executive orders in three days in office, and more to come!
14 on the Corona Virus
4 on the Economy
2 on the Environment
5 on Immigration
2 on Equity
1 on Ethics
1 on Regulation
1 on the Census Bureau
These include in detail:
Reinstating ties with the World Health Organization; Enforcing a mask mandate on federal properties and public transportation; Coordinating the national response to the COVID 19 Pandemic.
Halting construction of the Mexico Border Wall; Ending the Muslim Ban; Including non citizens in the Census Count; Protecting DACA immigrants from deportation; Stopping aggressive actions to find and deport undocumented immigrants.
Re-entering the Paris Climate Accords; Revoking the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline; Revoking rollbacks to Vehicle Emission Standards; Undoing decisions to slash the size of several National Monuments; Enforcing a moratorium on oil and natural gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; Reestablishing a working group on the social costs of greenhouse gases.
Ending the 1776 Commission which distorted the role of slavery in American history; Rooting out systematic racism, and working to prevent discrimination based upon gender, sexual orientation or gender identity and promote equity and diversity in all government programs and agencies.
Extend a federal moratorium on evictions, and foreclosures on mortgages; A pause on federal student loan interest and principal payments.
Today marks World Health Day, and commemorates the United Nations World Health Organization, with attention being paid to the dangers of hypertension as a world wide danger to mankind’s health, a silent killer!
One of my readers and supporters Maggie Mitchell, is going to present an informed article on this topic, as she is a long time top rated and experienced Nurse, who I highly respect for her expertise. I hope all my readers will enjoy what she presents below, and I thank her for her contribution to the blog on this matter!