President Trump claims that if not for him, millions of Americans would have died from COVID-19. Has he really done a good job on COVID? Here’s the data. You decide.
Example: If the U.S. had done what South Korea did, we would have only 2,921 deaths by now.
*The findings of a study published Oct. 12 in the Journal of the American Medical Association pointed out that, of the countries the researchers investigated, Sweden and the U.S. essentially make up a category of two: they are the only countries with high overall mortality rates that failed to rapidly reduce those numbers as the pandemic progressed.
The numbers speak for themselves. Despite Trump’s claims, the U.S. has done almost the worst, if not the worst, job of any nation on earth, in controlling COVID-19 mortality.
His refusal to use the pandemic plans left for him by the Obama administration, his refusal to wear a mask, his mocking of people who do wear masks, his denial of COVID’s seriousness, his sabotaging of the CDC, his use of incompetent, anti-science personnel who follow his lethal lead, and his daily lying about all phases of the pandemic, have led to hundreds of thousands of unnecessary American deaths.
As such, Donald Trump is the single worst mass-murderer in American history, far outdoing Osama bin-Laden and the 9-11 terrorist act which killed “only” 2996people (including terrorists).
Trump also has far exceeded the December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor attack, which killed 2,403, the Vietnam war which killed 47,424 Americans, and the Korean War which killed 33,686 Americans. Even World War I killed “only” 53,402 Americans.
But, proof it’s an ill wind that blows nobody good, and if there is one pitiful spark of good news, the human gene pool will improve, slightly.
“Nane were keener against it than the Glasgow folk, wi’ their rabblings and their risings, and their mobs, as they ca’ them now-a-days. But it’s an ill wind blaws naebody gude.” Sir Walter Scott
One can forgive youth for its ignorance. Youth, after all, is taught to learn from elders. It is the way of the human species.
And especially, youth learns from titled elders — professors, doctors, team leaders, Senators, Presidents.
But what if a titled elder is ignorant or intentionally misleading, and if following his advice is a path to disaster or death. Whom shall we blame? The youth or the leader?
“We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.”
“China has been working very hard to contain the Coronavirus. The United States greatly appreciates their efforts and transparency. It will all work out well. In particular, on behalf of the American People, I want to thank PresidentXi!”
“I want to emphasize that the risk to the American public currently is low.”
“We pretty much shut it down coming in fromChina.”
“Looks like by April, you know, in theory, when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away. I hope that’s true. But we’re doing great in our country.”
“In our country, we only have, basically, 12 cases and most of those people are recovering and some cases fully recovered. So it’s actuallyless.”
“Looks like by April, you know, in theory, when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away.”
“The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. We are in contact with everyone and all relevant countries. CDC & World Health have been working hard and very smart. Stock Market starting to look very good tome!”
“When you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero, that’s a pretty good job we’ve done.”
“Now the Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus. … And this is their newhoax.”
“Gallup just gave us the highest rating ever for the way we are handling the CoronaVirus situation. The April 2009-10 Swine Flu, where nearly 13,000 people died in the U.S., was poorlyhandled.”
“Anybody that wants a test can get a test. That’s what the bottom line is.”
“This was unexpected. … And it hit the world. And we’re prepared, and we’re doing a great job with it. And it will go away. Just stay calm. It will goaway.”
“The vast majority of Americans, the risk is very, verylow.”
“America will again, and soon, be open for business — very soon — a lot sooner than three or four months that somebody was suggesting. A lot sooner. We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself. We’re not going to let the cure be worse than theproblem.”
“Nobody would ever believe a thing like that’s possible. Nobody could have ever seen something like this coming, but now we know, and we know it can happen and happen again.”
“It’s (wearing a mask) going to be, really, a voluntary thing. You can do it. You don’t have to do it. I’m choosing not to do it, but some people may want to do it, and that’s OK. It may be good. Probably will. They’re making a recommendation. It’s only a recommendation.”
“The cases really didn’t build up for a while. But you have to understand, I’m a cheerleader for this country. I don’t want to create havoc and shock and everything else, but ultimately, when I was saying that, I’m also closing it down. I obviously was concerned about it because I closed down our country toChina.”
“I’m going to put it very simply: The president of the United States (not the governors) has the authority to do what the president has the authority to do, which is very powerful. The president of the United States calls the shots.”
“Today I am instructing my administration to halt funding of the World Health Organization while a review is conducted to assess [its] role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of thecoronavirus.”
“We think some of the states can actually open up before the deadline of May 1. And I think that that will be a very exciting timeindeed.”
“It’s going to be up to the governors. We’re going to work with them, we’re going to help them, but it’s going to be up to the governors. … I think you’re going to see quite a few states starting to open. And I call it a beautiful puzzle. You have 50 pieces, all very different, but when it’s all done, it’s a mosaic. When it’s all done, it’s going to be, I think, a very beautiful picture.”
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So, supposing we hit the body with a tremendous, whether its ultraviolet or just very powerful light, and I think you said, that hasn’t been checked but you’re gonna test it. And then I said, supposing it brought the light inside the body, which you can either do either through the skin or some other way, and I think you said you’re gonna test that too, sounds interesting. And I then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in one minute, and is there a way you can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning. Because you see it gets in the lungs, and it does a tremendous number on the lungs. So it’d be interesting to check that. So you’re going to have to use medical doctors, but it sounds interesting to me, so we’ll see. But the whole concept of the light, the way it goes in one minute, that’s pretty powerful.”
“It will go away. It’s gonna go away. It will just go away, without a vaccine.”
“Why don’t we let this wash over the country?”
“You know testing is a double-edged sword. … Here’s the bad part. When you test to that extent, you are going to find more people, find more cases. So I said to my people, ‘Slow the testing down please.‘”
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