hile you force people back to work…solves nothing. It only makes the problems of both public health and eco…ked the unemployment rate down for a little while. But only at the price of a long-term depression. Because as people give up on spending and investing, staying home in suspicion, caution, fear, then businesses will close, and unemployment will skyrocket again — only this time, harder, more permanently. Letting the disease rampage through the nation while you force people back to work…solves nothing. It only makes the problems of both public health and economic depression worse.
Until there is a vaccine, nobody that can afford to retire should go back to any job and especially not retail. This will really be a impossible choice for younger people and those who must have income.
But those who can stay out, will. Unfortunately, as the economy suffers more, their ability to stay away will decline with their investments.
We are looking at a whirlpool that will suck many down, never to return.