Voters arrive with masks in light of the coronavirus COVID-19 health concern at Warren E. Bow Elementary School in Detroit, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Yesterday, I watched as the leaders in my city of Dallas, Texas, told us, citizens, that restrictions were going to be put on us, namely on businesses around Dallas. No more gatherings of 50 or more and everything from restaurants to gyms will be closed for the forthcoming weeks, all in an effort to stem the tide of infections from the Wuhan virus pandemic.
It was a move that I personally considered a horrible idea. Dallas is filled to the brim with small businesses that rely on their ability to serve Dallasites in order to keep their livelihoods intact. While I do believe that measures should be taken in order to curb the infection rate, essentially telling business owners around the city that they have to bleed to death is going to create more problems than it solves.