The Pandemic Has Developed into an Economic Crisis and Jay Ostrich Wants to Help by Sharing His Experience on Management of Wealth
The pandemic has caused a public health crisis the likes of which has not been seen in over 100 years. Because of this, there are many people who are questioning what they can do to keep themselves safe. On top of adhering to the guidelines issued by the CDC, it is also paramount to note that COVID has also caused an economic crisis. Affecting individuals, families, and small businesses alike, there are many individuals who are debating what they should be doing to protect their health. Jay Ostrich has decided to assist people evaluate the answer to those questions.
Jay Ostrich Examines Federal Reserve’s Falling Interest Rates and What That Could Mean for Your Wallet
Jay Ostrich observed how the Federal Reserve dropped its interest rates for suddenly not long after the pandemic started. For those who might not understand the significance, Jay Ostrich wants to explain the impact on you as an individual. The Federal Reserve rate influences the decisions made by local banks to set their own interest rates. When the Federal Reserve decreases its interest rates, all other banks will copy the adjustment, so as to encourage individuals to borrow money at the lower rate. Because of this, the cost to take out a loan right now is much less. This is the government’s attempt to try and infuse more money into the economy during hard times.
Jay Ostrich Talks About the Recent Turbulence in the Stock Market and What This Could Mean for Individuals and Families
Although it is convenient in today’s world to take out a loan, Jay Ostrich noted that when the stock market went haywire, everyone else did. Jay Ostrich’s main concern is the short-term effect on the stock market, as the pandemic is still going to wreak havoc on the revenue of local businesses across the country. Anyone who will need money in the near future may want to consider taking it out of the stock market. Those who are planning long term should take note that the market is likely to rise once the pandemic is behind us.
Jay Ostrich Opens up On What the Future of the Global Markets Will Look Like
Despite concerns from the pandemic, the future of global markets is positive. Jay Ostrich is positive that the markets are going to bounce back at some point in the future. The main question is when this is going to happen in the US and across the globe. Jay Ostrich believes that there is a potential for global markets to not recover until there is a vaccine in circulation. While most experts agree that this is going to happen sometime in 2021, there is no guarantee that this will be the case. Therefore, it is critical for people to take steps now to protect themselves financially.
COVID-19 has changed the world in a multitude of ways. According to Jay Ostrich, the free market economy has helped to spur technological innovations in many areas, because it adapts to the demands placed on it. He cites remote work, online learning, and telemedicine as a few advances that will continue to grow post-pandemic.
Jay Ostrich Shares Thoughts on Remote Work and Learning
Jay Ostrich says remote work is changing the way the world works. Studies show that over half of all jobs are compatible with working from home at least part of the time. Before coronavirus, working from home was the exception. It’s become the norm during quarantine, and it’s expected to stick around to some degree. Forecasts say that they expect 25-30% of people to work from home half the time or more after the pandemic ends, compared to just 3% before the pandemic.
Greater access to technology, particularly platforms for workplace collaboration, have helped make this possible. Jay Ostrich expects remote learning to be here long-term as well, which is good news for parents and students who know far too well that one size does not fit all when it comes to kids. A hybrid approach is now being favored, and it can be beneficial in a post-pandemic world. The bottom line is that some students learn better at home and that parents should have a free-market choice of where their dollars should be spent.
Jay Ostrich says small businesses are suffering in Pennsylvania because of the pandemic and bigger government is not the best answer. There is a need for urgent reform. Lawmakers could fund “back on track” education scholarships to help parents afford a semester of private school, tutoring, or other supports to help their kids catch up academically AND enable parents to go back to work.
Jay Ostrich notes that telehealth was just beginning to gain popularity before the pandemic. Now, it’s common to see your doctor via a video chat instead of an in-person visit. Greater data security has helped make this possible. However, medicine is also becoming data-driven and personalized. Data can be used to create treatment plans tailored to the individual
Genomics and AI technology paired with wearable data devices like fit bits and smartwatches will change the future of medicine, according to Jay Ostrich. Your doctor will determine what diseases you are at high risk for and which medications will work the best for your body. Telehealth has worked well for many Veterans, searching for continuity and immediacy of care during the pandemic.
Relationship Violence Is A Community Problem, Says Jay Ostrich
Relationship Violence Is A Community Problem, Says Jay Ostrich
About 35 percent of women and 28 percent of men have experienced stalking, rape, or other forms of physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetimes. Often victims are silent about the abuse, fearing retaliation and blaming and lacking finances to begin again on their own. Speaking up about the violence is essential, however, because it educates the community, helps identify abusive behavior, and allows others to support the victim. Sharing also can unite victims and survivors, bringing hope to the victim and strength to the survivor, says Jay Ostrich.
“My father abused my mother, but when police were called, they said it was a private matter,” says Jay Ostrich. “That led to four more years of terror. Abuse is not a private matter; it is a community problem.” The National Centers for Injury Prevention and Control estimates that 1.3 million women are physically assaulted each year in the United States. “This is an epidemic,” says Jay Ostrich.
Abuse affects victims, children in the home, and the community in several ways, says Jay Ostrich. The victim can experience flashbacks, panic attacks, anxiety, low self-esteem, eating disorders, depression, and chronic pain. Toddlers and infants can react by being fussy and difficult to soothe, having nightmares, and using profanity. Older children may bully others, be unable to complete homework, and show regressive behaviors such as thumb-sucking or bedwetting. Teens may develop obsessive-compulsive behaviors, become depressed or aggressive, and may also engage in self-destructive behaviors, says Jay Ostrich.
Abuse reduces productivity in the workforce. Victims may avoid work so that their abuser cannot find them. Abuse also raises costs for health care, says Jay Ostrich. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that annual health care costs of domestic violence in the United States total $4.1 billion.
Abuse victims often feel that they are alone, and isolation is a significant component of the abuse. When others speak out, they become empowered to speak out as well. This creates a chain reaction that encourages society to listen and positive changes to occur, says Jay Ostrich.
Jay Ostrich is District Director for U.S. Congressman Scott Perry (PA-10) and a major in the 193rd Special Operations Wing of the National Guard. He is a combat veteran, having served in the Air Force during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and a combat journalist. He is a graduate of Governor Mifflin High School in Shillington, Pa., the University of Arizona, and the U.S. Air Force Academy of Military Science. Jay Ostrich also attended the Villanova School of Law.
House Bill 5648 authorizes the Veterans Administration to use injections to anesthetize a collection of nerves known as the stellate ganglion as a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) treatment. That bill is currently being considered in the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health. Jay Ostrich, a combat veteran helped advocate for the bill. The bill provides that the Secretary of the VA will furnish the block to
- any veteran enrolled in the VA Health System
- who has been diagnosed with PTSD and
- who has elected to receive the treatment after their physician has informed them of the risks and benefits.
The stellate ganglion is found near the base of the neck. Physicians have used a stellate ganglion block (SGB) for many years to diagnose and manage pain in the neck, chest, or arms. Now researchers believe that SGB can relieve severe PTSD symptoms such as hyperarousal, exaggerated startle responses, and anxiety. Veterans who have received SGB for nerve pain have reported its effectiveness in also reducing anxiety and hypervigilance, Jay Ostrich says.
The patient receives a local anesthetic or is sedated when receiving the SGB. During the procedure, a doctor uses an X-ray or ultrasound to guide them to the spot where a fine needle injects the anesthetic. SGB may reduce anxiety enough to allow the patient to benefit from traditional treatments such as talk therapy, says Jay Ostrich. SGB does not work for everyone, but it is a promising procedure for those veterans whose PTSD has not responded well to other treatments, says Jay Ostrich. SGB has very few severe side effects when performed by a trained clinician, Jay Ostrich says.
Jay Ostrich joined the Air Force in response to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. At 32, he was the oldest member of his Boot Camp class. Jay Ostrich served at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad in the Media Operations Center during Operation Iraqi Freedom and then served another combat tour throughout East Africa fighting violent extremist organizations in Operation Enduring Freedom. His work appeared in the New York Times, and he was a chief spokesperson for Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) while stationed in Djibouti. Jay Ostrich was a combat journalist who has received several awards for his writing, including Air Force Feature Writer of the Year once and National Guard Bureau Feature Writer of the Year three times. He continues to serve in the Air National Guard as a major in the 193rd Special Operations Wing. Jay Ostrich is a graduate of the University of Arizona, Villanova School of Law, and the U.S. Air Force Academy of Military Science, and is an advocate for survivors of domestic violence and an active public speaker advocating for innovative, compassionate treatment for PTSD.