Thursday, April 23, 2020

Reopening Genovia

As everyone sang “God Bless Genovia,” the scent of trouble was in the air. For the coronavirus had revealed a deep divide in the nation.

While most people remained quarantined at home, some Genovians wanted to reopen the country starting with its tattoo parlors, massage parlors and bowling alleys, Genovia’s biggest businesses.

It was tearing the country apart.

But no-one wanted a return to the Civil War of 2015, a war fought with water balloons. After the war, the nation was soaked and it took 3-weeks to clean up the all the balloon pieces.

Unsure what to do, Genovia’s President Willis Blunderfield and his advisers met at Camp Mar-a-Lago.

On the one hand, reopening parts of Genovia could trigger more widespread coronavirus infections, killing many more people, for the coronavirus does not respect boundaries.

It kills men, women and children everywhere, especially the old, the frail and those with underlying medical conditions.

And it would put at even greater risk, all the medical care professionals, "The Heroes," some of whom had already lost their lives.

On the other hand, some Genovians claimed it was their "right" to do what they wanted and that a reopening could restore the economy, and its many jobs.

Many of these people were desperate to pay their bills, including food and home mortgage or apartment rental bills and car payments.

Finally, after much soul searching, from Camp Mar-a-Lago, President Blunderfield made an announcement.

Parts of Genovia would reopen with the understanding that infection rate testing would take place, and that closure might return if sicknesses spiked upward.

Immediately, there was widespread criticism, claiming President Blunderfield had been incredibly slow at dealing with the coronavirus and that he would continue to be ineffective going forward.

But in the end, after a lot of name calling and accusations, Genovians accepted this compromise for no-one wanted another Civil War and a mass water balloon cleanup.

With Love To All - Dick
P.S. Genovia also reopened some of its beaches but they were so contaminated, no-one used them. Print Friendly and PDF

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