An Immoral Side of COVID


There are many reasons why morale may be lower in facing this pandemic. Heavy loss of life, the threat to well-being from an invisible enemy, and fear are three that come readily to mind. There is another reason and, coincidentally, it is related to the fact that the word "morale" starts with, or builds upon, the letters m-o-r-a-l. In other words, something moral has been lacking in the economy and civil society since the pandemic hit.

It is really tragic and morally unfair that so many essential workers are going to work, and exposing themselves and their families every day, and that businesses and governments continue not to recognize that. We are not in this together so long as these inequities are allowed to flourish.

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