Quote(s) Of The Week - 4/28/21

"The wealthiest three families now own more wealth than the bottom half of the country."

Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) – a left of left-center politician in comments on Twitter related to the need for creating a more sustainable tax structure. 

“No economy, however big, will be immune to the effects of the virus until the pandemic is brought to an end everywhere. Purchasing vaccines for the developing world isn’t an act of generosity by the world’s richest nations. It’s an essential investment for governments to make if they want to revive their domestic economies.”

 John Denton – Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce in making the case of the need for an international collaboration by the wealthiest nations to assist with not only vaccine availability but also distribution and vaccination.

“No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main…because I am involved in mankind.”

John Donne – an infamous Scottish poet in a poem written in 1623 when he was quite ill entitled “Devotions upon Emergent Occasions” from MEDITATION XVII 

“If we want to be good ancestors, we should show future generations how we coped with an age of great change and great crises.”

Jonas Salk, Ph.D. – a mid-20th century virologist who created the first effective vaccine against the polio virus, a disease that has become virtually non-existent.

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