We are halfway through the CDC’s recommended 15-day “stop the spread” measures, and coronavirus infection rates are beginning to skyrocket throughout the U.S.
As Americans are starting to hit the panic button, Fox’s Judge Jeanine Pirro took a moment to step back from the madness and reassure her viewers that “we will get through this.”
“I don’t have all the answers, but there are four things I know for sure. Number one, we will get through this,” Pirro began in her opening statement Saturday, according to Fox.
She went on: “Remember, we’re Americans born of a revolution? Fight is in our DNA. America is at her best when she’s tested. She’s strong, determined and has the mettle to get through anything.”
As fears of a deep recession begin to mount, Pirro predicted that “when we get through this, we will be stronger than ever. Economists agree that once this virus plateaus as it has in other countries, our economy will come roaring back,” she added.
Pirro also championed the uniting of the American people against the “common enemy,” and praised the efforts of companies and workers coming together despite “suffering financially.”
Because so many companies have stepped up to make equipment and supplies for our health care workers need to desperately, Trump is reluctant to “nationalize” businesses, despite activating the Korean war-era Defense Production Act last week.
“The darkness of the present will only fade as the brightness of the future is just beyond the horizon,” Pirro said.
Keep it real
It is very important to keep our heads up during this crisis, but it is also very important to be realistic. The reality is that we will not be able to recover 10,000 points in the stock market as soon as this crisis is over.
That recovery is going to take some time, but it will eventually happen. The economy will come back, but it is also going to take time.
Businesses will be crippled during this crisis, even with an extensive stimulus act. The U.S. will also likely see unprecedented unemployment as a result of this pandemic, something that will take time to recover.
However, as Pirro pointed out: “We are getting close to our humanity, our faith and our purpose in life. The silence of isolation is deafening. And it is forcing us to think about our purpose. We are social beings. But maybe the silver lining will be the time we have to self examine, reflect and get closer to our creator.”