Bernie Sanders has a plan for the pandemic, and it's exactly what would work. I expect it to be largely ignored because 1) Bernie wrote it, and 2) it makes sense.

It includes:

  • Stopping layoffs by paying worker's checks with federal dollars
  • Sending $2,000 per month to working-class folks until the pandemic ends
  • Continuing the $600/week enhanced unemployment benefit
  • Cancelling rent and mortgage payments for the duration
  • Expanding Medicaid to the uninsured
  • Funding the USPS
  • Giving everyone free face masks

Short of a plan like this, we're pretty well screwed until a vaccine comes along.

It's a damned shame Bernie lost out to Biden. We could have had a plan like this marching it's way into the White House in January.