One of the biggest questions in this election cycle has been, “What happens if Joe Biden wins?”
This is a question that will now be answered, and there are concerns. One of the concerns is taxes. Another is the economy.
However, the biggest question on everyone’s mind is how his election win will affect the country moving forward when it comes to COVID-19.
President Donald Trump is very open to the idea of getting everyone back to work, but at the cost of lives and safety concerns continuously brought up by governors trying to control the spread and by media who question Trump’s motives behind his decisions. Pundits have said he is more concerned about Wall Street than Main Street.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has led New York through the worst outbreak in the nation earlier this year with uncontrollable infection rates that shocked the country. Today, the daily average of infection rates teeters around 1%, even with the second wave finally hitting the country.
Cuomo’s leadership has also come into question as many businesses are still struggling to survive because of limitations. Restaurants and gyms can only have a small percentage of people patronizing their businesses, while professional sports can only perform without fans in attendance.
Other states have risen in infection rates, many of whom have also reopened early or have loosened up gathering limitations. In states where infection has risen, some governors have either re-closed some industries while others have made it mandatory that masks should be worn in public, regardless of social distancing.
So where does President-Elect Biden stand?
Some worry that if the infection rates rise again, he will close the country. Reuters did a fact-check of this, and they were unable to find anything where Biden said he would do this.
In a town hall meeting in October, Biden said, “I laid out a plan how you can open businesses. You can open businesses and schools if in fact you provide them the guidance they need as well as the money to be able to do it.”
Regarding vaccinations, Biden plans to invest $25 billion in a vaccine manufacturing and distribution plan that will guarantee that the vaccine gets to every American cost-free. Nowhere has he said, according to the fact checking sources at Reuters, that he will shut the country down in order to do this.
Many towns on Long Island known for its bustling activity remain quiet five months after Cuomo first started to reopen the state. Local businesses have suffered. New York City has come crumbling down at the knees of this pandemic.
Local wrestling companies, such as Victory Pro Wrestling, remain closed and unable to perform in front of live fans. Wrestling fans watch at home a product that is still unfamiliar to them with digital fans or near empty venues.
With phone calls and emails and messages on Facebook and Instagram from fans, the desire for wrestling to return is just as strong from our fanbase as it is from the locker room.
We can only hope that the words behind the new leadership in the Biden Administration means all businesses will have the support needed to reopen and provide their clients, customers, and fans to enjoy the products they’ve missed for so long.
If you have not done so already, we encourage you to follow us on social media for updates regarding our upcoming shows.
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We also encourage you to follow the CDC for official news and information regarding COVID-19, New York State’s and Suffolk County’s dashboard for reopening metrics, or local media such as News 12 Long Island.
Victory Pro Wrestling thanks you for your support and your patience.
Be safe, and we will see you soon.