THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS TRADE (T.A.C.T.) PLAN TO FIGHT COVID-19
It is obvious people cannot be convinced by the state to act in the interest of stopping Covid-19.
People won't wear masks
- People won't limit social activity
People are very upset about increased restrictions
Vaccine skepticism is high
The state has the advantage of broad organization, legal power, and money. The state should incentivize people to act in the interest of stopping Covid-19. Right now we are 2 weeks away from
Thanksgiving. Lots of families will have celebrations and gather... spreading the virus. People will die.
Promise to organize huge celebrations FREE to the public if they abide by 2 conditions. Potentially summer 2021?
1. Don't have any holiday gatherings.
a. Thanksgiving 2020 b. Christmas 2020 c. New years 2021
2. Get the vaccine.
Verify and validate people's non participation in holidays by signing up or grabbing a ticket in person via drive through on the day of the holiday. Wear a mask to the drive through, prepare materials and masks to distribute to people at these sites. Offer free covid testing there.
People will take drastic actions they otherwise might not.
Holding free to the public large concerts and venues summer 2021 will act as an incentive and economic boost for Maryland.
People who would be hired to work the events NEED to have fulfilled the requirements above.
People who would attend the events NEED to have fulfilled the requirements above.
Localities are already primed to hold large events, but will have trouble drawing interest if fear of the virus is still strong. These measures will help our outbreak in the near term, provide a venue where everyone is guaranteed to be vaccinated and help to restart economies.
Stadiums can be filled every weekend for multiple weeks if enough interest is established. MAT bank stadium, fedex field, orioles park, UMD, Towson municipalities can get as creative as they want to draw audiences. Concerts of different styles of artists, festivals. Even specialty events like tractor pulls or racing events.