Christian Financial Guru Dave Ramsey Refuses to Close His Office After Employee Gets Coronavirus
Christian financial guru Dave Ramsey — a strong opponent of Obamacare — is refusing to close his office in Nashville, Tennessee even though one of his employees tested positive for the coronavirus (VIDEO BELOW),
In an internal email leaked to the Nashville Scene, Ramsey admitted large gatherings of people are not a good idea, but insists the company will stay open because the office has been “deep cleaned” (which doesn’t stop humans from spreading the deadly virus):
First off, this sucks for her, just pray for her and her family. This will pass, it just sucks to be the first one like this and be called out by name, sorry [name redacted], we love you.
Second, the whole office was deep cleaned over the weekend to the CDC standards before we found this out. We are also going to deep clean her area again up to the CDC standards.
As far as everything else goes . . .
We know the big gatherings are being discouraged but we are not shutting the company down. For this week we will cancel Staff and Devo though. There will be low attendance anyway due to spring break. We will look at a broadcast option for next week if we think it’s necessary.
The Friendly Atheist notes the flawed logic of Ramsey’s decision:
By next week, of course, it will be too late. As of Thursday, 154 Tennessee residents were known or reasonably presumed to have COVID-19, a marked increase in identified cases overnight. Of these cases, 75 come from the county where Ramsey Solutions is located.
While Ramsey tells his employees to “stay home and don’t bring your germs” if they’re feeling unwell, the evidence has begun to suggest that the spread of the virus is being driven by people who aren’t showing any symptoms of being ill.
Ramsey claimed today on his show — without evidence — that small businesses that closed because of the coronavirus will never re-open.