Posted: Nov 11, 2020
Here’s another way to look at how devastating the coronavirus pandemic has been in the US, even apart from the public health aspect. To look at just one industry, restaurants, is to behold an immensity of financial pain. Through September, the National Restaurant Association estimates the sector has lost an estimated $240 billion in revenue — almost a quarter of a trillion dollars — and more than 100,000 restaurants and bars across the US have closed. Permanently.
The situation facing restaurants is so dire, it’s spurred White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci to recommend that Americans go out of their way to try to do something about it — and support local businesses in the process.
In a new interview with CNN, Fauci said that he makes a point of ordering takeout from local restaurants near where he and his wife Christine Grady live in Northwest Washington. They do so, in fact, multiple times a week to support local businesses who especially need the help right now.
“I feel badly about restaurants losing business,” Fauci told the news network about why he buys takeout (as opposed to sitting and eating inside a restaurant) as much as possible. “And I feel it’s almost a neighborly obligation to keep neighborhood restaurants afloat. Even though I can cook at home, several nights a week I go out for takeout purely to support those places.”
By Andy Meek
Source and complete article by: bgr.com
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