Should Large Employers Uphold Higher Indoor Air Quality Standards (IAQ)?

Puzzle Summary: 

BOX SCORE: Higher Indoor Air Quality: POLI the AI asks, “Where can we agree?” It’s estimated that 3% of society is immunocompromised, so you likely know about five highly vulnerable people. Thing is, everyone of us can inadvertently give them a cold, flu, or virus like COVID. It’s also estimated that 60,000 people die each year in the US from poor quality air. We got lucky with COVID deaths at only about .5% in the US, by comparison the hantavirus is 36%, and we’re obviously vulnerable to a biologic attack. 

ONE PARROT holds its breath hoping for effective IAQ solutions like Corsi-Rosenthal Boxes (C-R)—mirroring the tremendous success of water safety standards. THE OTHER PARROT coughs yet another nanny state solution that will fuel inflation, shutter businesses, stress wages, and spend other people’s money. 

What did our nonpartisan scoring system say? 

BOX SCORE for Higher Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
:Weighted-Average: Forecast:

:76%: ± 2% Nonpartisan Score Sides of the Table 4/4
Wall of Information 8/8
Cultural Windows 15/16
Columns of Bias 8/8


Top Four Key Reasons in Favor of Higher Indoor Air Quality Standards (IAQ)

Slow pandemics and/or biologic attacks
Cheap bet to avoid expensive economic disruptions
Less guilt & regret form infecting loved ones
Hospital capacity can’t handle pandemics

Top Four Key Reasons Against Higher Indoor Air Quality Standards (IAQ)

Mostly an old-person urban-problem
Yet more government regulations
More inflation from lack of materials & labor
Ironically increases outdoor CO2 from burning dirty electricity

Where Can We Agree?®: Four Odd Couples In-Favor

Activists & Utilities
Caregivers & Republican Hawks
Rural FT & Urban Investors
USA Made & International NGOs

Where Can We Agree?®Four Odd Couples Against

Planet First Democrats & Gun Owners
Social Media & Rust Belt Independents
Shopkeepers & e-Platforms
Family Farms & Billionaires

Four A-hah Moments

(Yes) Students thrive in low CO2 classrooms
(Yes) Incentives are available for implementation

(No) US is already a top ten nation for IAQ
(No) Pandemics are profitable for some

Politics 4.0 DNA (ACGT) Conclusion

We predict a 76% vast super-majority of roles in this country to support Higher Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) with a below average error margin of  ± 2%. Thrift (T) types will see less of a chance for business disruption from illness. Abundance (A) types will see a happier, healthier workplace and common areas. Commerce (C) types will see a chance to differentiate themselves from their competitors for a larger market share. Governance (G) types will see less stress on health and human services. 


A continuing theme throughout the solutions on the PolicyKeys™ National Idea Leaderboard is that of supply over demand as the reason for our current inflation. If workers don’t feel safe in at the workplace they may indeed drop out of the workforce. Some reports say it 2.6M missing workers.1 It’s one thing to just tell workers to come back to work, or to cajole them back to work, it’s another thing to make it safe for them to return to help the rest of us bake the bread.2 The two-parties seem to be ignoring several answers to reduce inflation and grow the middle class.

On our National Idea Leaderboard are solutions to let the States control their own legal immigration needs (Local TAP), increase the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC to P50L (halfway “50%” between the Poverty line “P” and the Living Wage “L”), and giving employers an incentive to bring their lowest paid workers up to a living wage with WELCOME Tax Credits (Willing Employer Living Compensation Exemption).

:: With thanks to Johanne and Peter Kaminski, who provided information about indoor air quality and COVID-19.

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