Do you ever feel that you’re the most hated man in Illinois in this virus situation?
* Part of his response…
Pritzker: "Tough decisions need to be made by leaders. … Doing the right thing is to be a leader, no matter what some minority of folks yell at you. The vast majority of people in Illinois want to get through this virus" by keeping people healthy and out of hospitals.
A legitimate question when you look at the comments on Facebook to articles posted by the press. What is posted above is a good answer as well. Doing what is right in your own mind based on the facts and information provided by experts in the field is the way too go.
- lake county democrat - Wednesday, Oct 28, 20 @ 11:29 am:
His Response was good. Echoing what Montrose said.
==keeping people healthy and out of hospitals==
That is important. All the mitigations are ideally about preventing deaths. But what the mitigations/lockdowns are really for is to prevent the hospitals from getting overwhelmed.
Especially in the rural areas where the profit seeking healthcare systems have been closing rural hospitals. The remaining hospitals do not have the beds/ICU capacity to handle multiple waves of COVD-19
I think Pritzker’s response hits the mark. He knows that none of this is going to be easy. He’s not looking for praise and adulation or only focusing on those that agree with him. It stands in stark contrast to what the President is doing. I may not agree with every decision that Pritzker has made, but I know that they’re informed by science and his belief in what is right. That’s what leadership is. Surround yourself with people that are smarter than you, listed to what they have to say, and make courageous decisions.
I don’t think I could do better on demand because I would have added something about how I hoped that the people who aren’t taking things seriously are held accountable which would have been the news story instead of the soundbite presented.
I think the Governor’s answer was to the point. This is something Mrs. Club J and I have discussed after watching some of his press conferences. He had no clue of this pandemic when he ran for election and now he’s making tough decisions for all the people of Illinois. I know he has a team of Doctors and Scientists he gets information from, but a lot of how he handles things comes from his own background. You can hear it in his voice every time he talks about the number of deaths. It’s not something he takes lightly. He willing to fight for the people of Illinois no matter what is said about him. That takes a special kind of person to let that just roll off your shoulders. Is he perfect? NO, but thank God we don’t have the last three in office.
I would’ve said I remember the famed words of Winston Churchill during the Blitz, “Forget it, folks! It’s hopeless! Time to give up! We’re only being bombed because of shelters. No bombing, no shelters!”
I would have said that I care for the people of Illinois
based on science and public health best practices.
I can’t imagine why people would hate you for protecting
you and your loved ones.
I guess time will tell if I made the right decisions.
- Give Us Barabbas - Wednesday, Oct 28, 20 @ 12:31 pm:
” I feel a very great weight of responsibility for protecting the lives of every Illinoisan, whether they are a fan or not. I took my oath of office seriously and this is my first duty to the people. There is no other agenda here but to save lives, and save the state. The majority of citizens are on board and we’re all working together to get thru this, by following the science, listening t the advice of the experts, and showing as much responsibility, self-sacrifice, personal leadership and neighborliness to each other as we can.”
“This pandemic crisis is in effect a slow-motion version of a war, but this time, everyone’s been drafted to fight it. Everyone. Because everyone you know and love is in danger from it. And the people you -don’t- know, as well. Not caring about the fate of strangers is a luxury now and we can’t afford it.”
- Joe Bidenopolous - Wednesday, Oct 28, 20 @ 12:46 pm:
“People are mad when they see a situation that’s beyond their control.If they’re mad at me, it’s because they think I’ll listen. And I am. I’m mad too. I’m there’s national and local media dealing misinformation about this virus and telling people to disregard the health of their neighbors. I’m mad there’s no action in Washington to save our independent restaurants, bars, and shops. I’m sad when I see restaurants I’ve enjoyed disregarding health rules, and when neighbors don’t wear masks.”