Right now across the United States there is a trucker shortage, resulting in cargo ships moored off the coast of California for 10 days or more, waiting to get into port.
I got a theory here; how many of the 700,000 folks who died from Covid19 were truckers?
Did Covid19 kill off the (older, whiter) right-leaning truckers?
White men over the age of 50, many with a weight problem and an awful diet, and they tend to be Trumpers… the type of working class / blue collar men who “ain’t gonna get that damn vaccine, no how, no way!”
I friend of mine from high school (Bob V.) is a trucker in California, he un-friended me on Facebook during the election because he’s a huge QAnon fan and we started to argue about politics online. He was also about 100 pounds overweight. I wonder if he’s OK.
I doubt Bob V. got in line to get vaccinated, ever. Bob and I sang in our high school chamber choir together, he has an amazing bass register. I hope he’s OK.
I’m no longer on Facebook, for a plethora of reasons…
I have no idea where to verify this data, but how many premature trucker deaths would cause a shortage? Short of calling trucking companies, how can this theory be verified?
Truckers can pull down $80,000 or more in annual income, or more.
Companies are paying $10,000 signing bonuses….
Higher gas PRICES also mean less profit margin for self employed truckers:
Some older truckers retired… but truckers have always been retired out.
How many truckers in their early 50’s died from Covid19 and never got a chance to retire?
This would be a good subject for a 20/20 segment. Or 60 minutes, if that still exists.
These are bizarre times we’re living through.
October 9th 2021