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Our FEARS - Looming Dangers

    The Situation Today:
   (1) Number of daily COVID-19 deaths: about 1,000 deaths reported 
   (2) Number of newly unemployed persons: 3.3 million filed  unemployment 
             last week.  Unemployment  may rise to 30% or 30+ million workers,
              according to the  Pres. of Federal Reserve  Bank,  St. Louis.
   (3) Number of racist acts against AsAms last week:  650 according to NBC.
   (4) Stock market:  Way down.

       The Situation 16 Days from Today:
   (1) Number of daily COVID-19 deaths: estimated to be 16,000+*.   By
             comparison, normally  7500 persons die  per day from other causes.
   (2) Number of newly unemployed persons:  The unemployment claims this 
             week - 6.6 million --  is already double the 3.3 million from last week,
             which was already a record.   Others say that the total number of 
             NEWLY  unemployed may go  as high as 34.2 million in a few months .  
             Think about the mood of  these  newly  unemployed!  In 1955, when 
             Japan's  autos began to enter US market,  Vincent  Chin, a Chinese 
              Am., was  bashed to death with a baseball bat by 2 unemployed 
              auto  workers in  Detroit, who took him  to be Japanese.
   (3) Number of racist acts against AsAms per week :   ??? It depends greatly
              on what proactive measures our community leaders will take.
   (4) Stock market:   Still way down, we conjecture.

 Our HOPES - Our Leaders Will Lead!

    "God helps those who help themselves."  We hope that leaders of the AsAm community will take proactive measures to face this looming, potential crisis. 

    We also hope that our fellow Americans will be calm, compass ionate and
focused.  We all know that we must unite to overcome this terrible virus.


     80-20 will take 2 measures to increase our community's ability to defense

(I) We'll email and/or fax this e-newsletter entitled "A Tsunami of Xenophobic Racism Coming?" to leaders of AsAm national and regional orgs., including AsAm ethnic media, professional organizations like  NAPABA, civic organizations like C-100, and Chinatown organizations like Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Assoc. & The Fukien Benevolent Assoc. of America.

     80-20 EF shall express its sincere desire to work with each of these leaders and share resources, if the tsunami hits us.  We hope that we can at least form a temporary coalition of equals, if a crisis of huge numbers of racist acts against AsAms occurs.  80-20 shall NOT let any past differences to stand in the way of joining this temporary coalition.

(II) We'll contact the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, JCPA, to thank again
JCPA and  another 70+ Jewish orgs for  their  kind offer of solidarity together  of
Feb. 21, 2020.  They pledged " to  help ensure that Chinese people feel safe. "

    We will  seek JCPA's advice as to what concrete steps we can take to defend ourselves, and  what steps the Jewish and AsAm communities can take 
together  for the same purpose.

*  The U.S.  cumulative death rate doubles every 4 days , we very conservatively assume the same for daily deaths rate.  16 days is made up of four 4-day periods, hence one needs to  multiply yesterday's  death of about 1,000 by (2 x 2 x 2 x 2) to estimate the number 
of  deaths  16 days from today.   Please also note that in yet another 4 days, the daily death rate will be 32,000+, unless the pandemic is beginning to die down.

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S. B. Woo

President and a volunteer for the past 20 years
80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc, a 501 C-3 organization,
Lieutenant Governor of Delaware (1985-89)
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