Question: Will the experience with COVID-19, the Coronavirus, create any lasting changes in US society? Will more people continue to work from home. And will we do more to fund public health initiatives in the future?
Answer from the Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Choosing America’s Future.
Well, this is indeed a question that is open. I cannot give you an answer because I cannot predict what the American people will do and how they will react. There are so many Americans who are polarized into a certain political faction that they will not look objectively or neutrally at the situation. There are people, and I have to say with all honesty, that most of them are in the conservative camp, who are so blinded by this epic need to promote these conservative traditional Christian values, that they have become insensitive to their fellow human beings.
They will not look at the fact that many, many people who did not have health insurance and who did not have access to public health insurance because of the repeal of Obamacare, died of COVID-19, when they did not have to die. They will not acknowledge this, they will not acknowledge that this is a major problem that has affected many families. They will not acknowledged that the US healthcare system is clearly top heavy, and has very little to offer to the poorest quarter or third of the population. They will not acknowledge that you do not find a similar situation in any other so-called advanced society.
If we look at the situation in the world, we can say that it is very, very clear that some countries have done better than others. And if you look at this neutrally, you see that the countries who have done the best are those who had a public health care system that had reached a certain level of organization and sophistication. You can look primarily at the Scandinavian countries, the countries of Northern Europe, Germany, and others, who have done much better than the United States in terms of the number of people affected and the number of people who died from COVID-19 related causes.
If you look at this neutrally, you can say that it is clear that if the United States wants to continue to be an advanced country, this country simply needs a public health care system. All of the other advanced democracies have it. It is clear that the evolution of the world is moving in that direction. More and more nations will have a public health care system. They will be more and more developed. And if America wants to keep pace and not fall behind, they have to do the same, it is simply a necessity.
This has become even worse by, what we have talked about, the growing income inequality, where so many people, even people who used to be middle class, cannot afford health care, because they can barely afford to maintain a standard of living. This is an unsustainable situation.
And the fact of the matter is that if you change the situation, so that you again gave the money to the people who are doing the work, and you tax the rich, as they should be taxed in a fair system of taxation, it would be no problem at all to fund a public health care system in the United States. It is only a matter of political will. And that political will must come from a majority of the people demanding this. It is clear that right now, there is still the crisis going on. But it is clear that there are many people who are aware of these things. And that as the crisis begins to fade, there will be a growing debate and a growing demand and a growing awareness that the American healthcare system needs to go through some drastic changes and needs to move in a new direction. This is simply inevitable.
In terms of whether people will work at home, well yes, certainly that will happen both in the United States and many other countries but not necessarily to the point where they will replace traditional workplaces. It is clear that, with the internet age, it is already far behind. There are many, many companies that should long ago have allowed their workers to work from home. And it is clear that this crisis has highlighted the issue and made many companies see the value of doing this.
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