Start #teleworknow to slow rapid US Coronavirus spread

Start #teleworknow to slow rapid US Coronavirus spread

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Outspoken Citizen started this petition to US CEOs and decision makers and

As the world stares down the barrel of a global pandemic, we have reached a turning point where we must act to protect our communities and those most vulnerable living within it. In this petition, we are calling for companies to enact sweeping remote work policies to encourage nationwide social distancing to slow the community spread of Covid-19.

Every day employees go to work, they are risking their health and the health of the elderly, very young and immunocompromised. We must put pressure on US companies to roll out contingency plans to allow employees to start working from home so that we can start effective means of social distancing in the US and abroad. 

In the US, there are 2.77 hospital beds for every 1,000 citizens. With 1 in 5 coronavirus patients from all ages needing hospital care (source), we are at a major risk of overwhelming our health system, which will inevitably lead to unnecessary deaths. Start #teleworknow or face mass walk-offs! 

We were warned in late December of the magnitude of this sickness, we saw videos of Chinese citizens collapsing on the street, we witnessed whistleblowers risking their lives to spread information on the Coronavirus to the rest of the world. We now see schools and universities being closed down all throughout Italy and Japan, and several top ranking officials in Iran have fallen ill or died.

It has been horrifying to watch this crisis unfold abroad for the past two months, as well as the recent eruption of chaos in Europe and the Middle East. Despite the horror and gravity of the situation, little action has been taken in the US to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. In fact, they gaslit an entire nation by downplaying the risks, and using a false equivalency to the common flu. 

The time to act is now, and as elected officials, our leaders MUST act now, rather than waiting to react--by which case it will be too late. 

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