I have great sympathy for those that lost their small businesses, and are legitimately job displaced due to the virus. Or those that are immunocompromised and can't work out in the public, or take care of elderly family members that have to be extra careful to exposure.
We have a group of people in our state that gives everyone else a bad name that truly needs help, some of those collecting PUA. Some were receiving huge lump sums with the extra federal monies, and thought it was an opportune time for shopping for TVS and video game stations rather than catch up on bills, pay rent in advance etc, and be good stewards of their funds so it would go further. Multiple groups on FB to watch and see these trainwrecks, it is very sad. Then a month later starting a GoFund me because they cant pay their rent. I belong to a WAH group, where hundreds of employers are hiring remote workers right now, its a huge trend, the money isn't super high but its a starting point to put food on the table and make a car payment or whatever. I would post referring folks to groups to help themselves with employment they could do from home with a desktop and internet. I got crickets and excuses, so I stopped trying to suggest ways to help themselves.
I get empathy, and I know everyone is a human being, and deserves help, but it isn't meant to be unlimited, it is meant to be short term until you can help yourself. COVID is here to stay most likely, IMO much like the flu, with a vaccine each year. But at some point you have to put your big girl panties on and help yourself. Our teenager, got a job right after COVID started because everyone was hiring, and her high school was remote. She banked a ton of money and bought her first car. She took the necessary precautions, wore a mask, and followed all the guidelines. If she can do it anyone can do it.
It sucks that there are no hard and fast answers as we are all in this unprecedented time, each facing our own challenges. I wish everyone struggling to find their own lights at the end of their tunnels. I think that's what makes our country truly special is you are in charge of your own destiny and income, only capped by your own limitations.
I hope you all stay happy and health. JMHO and 2 cents. Blessings to all of our CB family.