Getting a grasp on the size of the coronavirus pandemic is a hard thing whether you watch TV or read newspapers. Yes, the numbers are large but what does large mean.
Here is a simple comparison. In three weeks we have the number of deaths a nuclear weapon might cause.
Don’t be a fool. Take COVID-19 seriously. Very seriously. US policy on COVID-19 is very foolish at this time (May 26, 2020).
Interesting weekend. Lots of pictures in new stories of Americans jammed into swimming pools and lying on beaches with no concern for social distancing.
And, in most Memorial Day weekend pictures face masks were nowhere to be seen. I guess the celebrations were not very worried about what would happen to their family and friends if they sneezed on them. Or maybe they were just modeling Trump’s childish behavior of not wearing a mask.
Not wearing a mask is so Trumpian.
With minor editing and additions, this mind map was developed from information on the CDC website.
I have suggested for years that a lot of the summary information from the CDC and other government websites should be summarized in a visual format.
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Note: The Boss does not approve of any information appearing on CDC.gov pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The information is truthful. The Boss is not.
The United States used to be the leader of the free world. We provided plans, strategies, resources, money, and hope to the rest of the world. We were empathic. We respected the ideas and actions of our partners.
Then we got stuck with the worst president of the United States ever. And the worst pandemic in one hundred years.
We did not deliver as promised and expected by the rest of the world.
Please give us another chance to do what we should have done in the first place.
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Had the White House admitted that the COVID-19 epidemic in the United States was inevitable and started to implement strategies to keep the virus well-contained in the United States, 10s of thousands of people in the US, and 100s of thousands of people throughout the world would not have died. Also, if the White House had acted earlier, the US and the World might not be the worst financial depression in history.
Partisanship cannot fight a pandemic. Nor can the worst president in US history.
We can adjust to the new normal that COVID-19 will cause as we deal with the deaths, financial disaster, and general chaos created over 3.5 years by Donald Trump, the President who steals from the poor to pay the rich.
But we need to stopping dreaming of the good old days from two months ago and wake up with our feelings of responsibility to make American work for all of our residents. We can do it, but we do need to take stock of what our strengths are now and proceed instead of mourning for the way things used to be.
We have it within us. Ignore Trump and his merry band of idiot s and let’s forge a revitalized USA that is good for ALL of us.
It’s getting to me. It’s probably getting to you. One day Trump disband the COVID-19 Task Force as the US hit a new national high of virus deaths. The next day he restores the Task Force commenting at the time that its TV ratings we so high he decided we needed it.
In other directions, tomorrow may be a much better day. The South Korean Baseball Organization is starting their season with empty seats and broadcasting to the USA in English (overnight but I will record it).
Gotta find a KBO hat online.
Trump announced today that he would continue the US committee that presumably “advises” him (admittedly a fully impossible task) after announcing its dissolution. Trump’s attempt to silence his critics (many of the scientific-medical members) on the committee was transparent and greeted what can be described as a Twitter excrement storm.
The committee is now back the next day and hopefully, Drs. Fauci and Birx will get the face time that most of the watchers of their televised press briefings see as the only honest information being shared.
Stay vigilant. Trump will try to sneak this past us again in a few days.
the days are blending together …
It is easy to summarize what is happening at the White House.