Sunday, May 17, 2020


The cowtown biz community is not unified in developing an approach to life after the conronavirus lockdown.

Small biz owners are eager to get things back to normal and pack their places with customers but the local biz establishment is playing it safe.

Here's the best view of the perspective from the Chamber and the bigger players among the financial scene:

KC Biz Journal Editor's Briefing: Reopening doesn't mean we've beaten back Covid-19

A reasoned and cautious consideration of the local front in the pandemic . . .

"The Kansas City area is beginning to reopen. People are beginning to venture out again, restaurants are opening and offices are finishing up plans to do the same.

"It would be nice to claim that these signs of a return to normal represent a victory over the Covid-19 pandemic. But there will be no victory until there is a treatment regimen that significantly reduces the risks of deadly complications for those who contract the disease and an effective and widely available vaccine to reduce the incidence and spread of the disease."

"For now, the best we can hope for is to maintain a stalemate in this war."

You decide . . .


Anonymous said...

This is the only decent editorial I've seen that doesn't pick one political side over another.

Yes, everyone wants to get back to normal but it's not going to help if we pack people like sardines and wait for them to get sick.

Thank you KC Business Journal for showing some sense and not turning this into a political issue.

Anonymous said...

^^^ +100

Anonymous said...

Maybe keep downtown closed for another two months because of how jammed up they are down there, besides nobody wants to go downtown unless they absolutely have too.

Anonymous said...

For how many viruses have we had an effective vaccine?