Kudos to American Businesses for Joining Coronavirus Fight
by: John Crowder, Editor and Publisher of the Pocatello-Chubbuck Observer
Since his election, President Donald Trump has delivered on his promise to make American business stronger than ever. Prior to the coronavirus, business optimism was at record highs, as we saw the highest stock prices in history, along with record employment across every demographic.
Now, the President has asked the business community for help in combating the deadly coronavirus threatening the health of people across the nation and the world. They haven’t disappointed. American businesses, both large and small, have voluntarily stepped in to help.
My Pillow has converted 75% of their manufacturing capacity to produce up to 50,000 face masks per day. Tesla purchased and donated more than 1,000 ventilators. Lockheed Martin donated use of their vehicle fleet and corporate aircraft for medical supply delivery. Anheuser-Busch is now working to produce hand sanitizer.
These are just some of the many companies that have joined the battle against the coronavirus. As reported by Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner (see Mr. Bedard’s full article, here: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/team-usa-50-companies-join-trumps-war-on-coronavirus), more than 50 major companies have joined the President’s fight against the virus.
Many in the media have been calling for President Trump to invoke the Defense Production Act, to force companies to follow the dicatates of government officials with respect to how they should respond. Thankfully, the President did not heed these calls. Once again, he relied on the spirit and patriotism of Americans, in this case American businessmen and businesswomen, to come together against a common threat.
The companies that have joined this fight provide true examples of patriotism. They illustrate why America is an exceptional country, and why people the world over seek to make this country their home.
Thank you to all the businesses, both large and small, that are contributing in this time of need.
Thank you, also, to the many Americans doing their part; from volunteering, to donating blood, to checking up on their neighbors, to delivering packages, to driving the trucks that supply stores across the nation. You make me proud to be an American.
Do you have a small business that has been negatively impacted by the coronavirus? Have you found ways to adapt? The Pocatello Chubbuck Observer wants to help. Now through April 17, let us know what you’re doing to keep your business going, and we will let the public know, at no charge! Whether you have instituted carry-out, delivery service, or curbside pickups for meals, or some other solution, email our publisher, John Crowder, at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us help you get the word out.