Giordano: If Phil Murphy Doesn't Reopen NJ by Memorial Day, People Will Be More Scared

The Dom Giordano Program | April 29, 2020

The Dom Giordano Program
April 29, 2020 - 3:17 pm

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Economist Says Jersey Shore Must Open by May 15

Dom Giordano talks with Dr. Michael Busler, Professor of Finance at Stockton University, about the need to reopen the Jersey Shore by May 15. Busler explains the economic consequences that could happen if the shore opens too late, as well as the health issues that could arise if opened too early. Busler talks about how COVID-19 has affected New Jersey, pointing out that the majority of cases and fatalities have been in North Jersey, with less severity in the southern part of the state. Busler explains when the "Jersey Shore" season begins, pointing out that they have missed out on all of Easter and April. Busler also explains why May 15 is the date to aim for. Because it is the weekend before Memorial Day, it will give the beaches, casinos, and other businesses reopen. Busler points out how the casinos and smaller businesses will lose a lot of revenue if not opened for Memorial Day. Plus, Busler talks about the foreign students hired by Morey's Pier and the financial issues that will arise if they have to hire Americans. 


Doctor Says Preexisting Conditions Make COVID-19 Worse

Dom Giordano talks with Dr. Nicole Saphier about her new book, Make America Healthy Again. Saphier explains the premise of the book, that being the leading causes of death and disability in the United States and preventative measures that can be taken. Saphier explains how COVID-19 is a mild strain and it's affecting people with preexisting conditions the most. Saphier talks about the virulence of the virus and the fatality rate. Saphier explains how people people who are asymptomatic do not even realize they are spreading the virus and talks about how the majority of people stricken suffer from kidney disease, heart disease, lung disease, or some other illness that makes the virus harder to fight. Saphier adds that it is because of these chronic illnesses that the hospitals are full. Saphier explains why it is easy to sound like the bad guy when saying single-payer healthcare is not the way to go, explaining how a plastic insurance card is not the answer for every American to have healthcare. Saphier adds that Obamacare caused a downturn in health because it gave people no incentive to live a healthier lifestyle. Saphier uses reckless driving as an example, pointing to rampant automobile accidents until speeding tickets were implemented as an incentive to put an end to this behavior. Plus, Saphier expresses her concerns about the longer-term, indirect consequences of having the country shut down. 

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COVID-19 Affects Colleges and Chickens

​Dom talks about an article on how COVID-19 burst the college education bubble and compares it to the housing and dot-com bubbles. Dom talks about the challenges faced with price gauging of chicken and also gets into the Taylor Ham/Pork Roll debate. Dom addresses Phil Murphy's complaints about the celebration of Memorial Day, disagreeing on Murphy's view that the holiday should be nothing more than a solemn day. Plus, your votes for the greatest building!