No Donald Trump. The Cure Is Not Worse Than The Problem.

Regarding the coronavirus sweeping across the United States, on March 22, 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet;

“WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF. AT THE END OF THE 15 DAY PERIOD, WE WILL MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHICH WAS WE WANT TO GO!”

 

During his briefing on March 23, 2020, Trump made it clear that his perception of a highly contagious virus with potential to kill is a “problem” rather than a public health issue. Rather than avoid the spread of the virus, he wants people to return to work.  He wants the stock market to go up.

According to Politico, the prospect of resuming typical business has horrified public health leaders.

“At a White House briefing Monday night, Trump seemed adamant that the economy would come back to life “very soon,” insisting that the government can fight the viral spread while also going to work — ‘we can do them both at the same time’.”

Let’s be clear about something.  The White House recommended “social distancing” but Trump, neither anyone in his administration, gave stay-at-home orders. He can’t rescind nor change orders that he didn’t issue.

As of March 24, 2020, Governors of 16 states have issued stay-at-home orders. The mayor of Atlanta issued a stay-at-home order for that city.

Donald Trump lacks jurisdiction to order Governors and Mayors to cancel their orders.

By now, Trump should have good reason to know that Covid-19 causes death in those with pre-existing health conditions.  When I listened to his briefing, the thought came to me that maybe this is how he plans on handling pre-existing conditions in his non-existent healthcare law that he often promises.  It’s simple — make a promise to cover people with pre-existing conditions, while creating conditions for them to die from Covid-19.

I’m sickened by the thought that Trump does not understand the seriousness of Covid-19 and how people in general don’t want to become sick, even if they have good immune systems and no pre-existing conditions.

The “wartime” President, as he has called himself, prefers to have citizens go to a restaurant to sit-down and eat dinner when bombs are being dropped on their city.  Never mind chemical warfare – just spend those dollars until you can’t get out of bed, or drop dead.

Trump won’t be re-elected, not because of the economy, but because of his lack of decency and his greed, putting money before human lives.

 

Posted on 03/24/2020, in politics, Potpourri, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.

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  2. He’s not a leader, but we knew that from the start.

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  3. One thing I don’t hear about enough is how lifting certain restrictions (and straining the health care system to the point of breaking) could create its own set of economic problems. That’s of course in addition to putting putting people in danger.

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    • Brendan,
      I think we have to think in Trump speak. It appears that he is saying that people need to get back to work so the unemployment figures will decrease, and investors will purchase stocks again. In other words, Trump needs campaign points.

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      • You’re right. Most of all, we need to get back to work so that he thinks he looks good. Forget health… winning re-election is important to him.

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        • Brendan,
          Many want to get back to work, but they understand why they cannot. Many of those working in essential jobs now have anxiety and worry about their own health. Trump only cares about Trump. For him casually talk about the number of deaths from flu tells us that he doesn’t care about Covid-19 either. He forgets that those are become sick, even if they don’t get admitted to a hospital, will not be able to come to work.

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  4. The government needs to help those of us out of work find a way to financially support ourselves because they’ve put us in a lose-lose situation. Landlords still want their rent and yet we can’t go to work because they want us to be quarantined. Our capitalist system is a complete failure.

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    • Caleb,
      Yes, many Americans are in a lose-lose situation. Capitalism is good and bad, just as people are good and bad. At this time, Landlords should be forgiving. We are all in the same boat.

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      • These landlords so far are not showing much empathy I’m afraid.

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        • Caleb,
          Have you contacted your Governor’s office? Some states that have stay at home orders also have stays on evictions and foreclosures. Try your mayor’s office too. I don’t know your state of residence, but if there’s anything I can do, let me know.

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          • Thank you. Right now I’m in Texas and I believe in my city there is a moratorium on evictions but not on rent, even though now I have no income coming in.

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          • Caleb,
            I found an article with a suggestion.

            I hope the best for everyone. Not getting sick is enough to worry about, then adding financial responsibilities to it can be overwhelming.

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  5. Two sides to a story

    I’m not fond of this, but seems appropriate – lock him up!

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  6. We haven’t even begun to do what’s necessary as only a fraction of the states have responded appropriately.
    That’s exactly how Italy got in the predicament it’s in now, shutting down piecemeal.
    My cousin in Rome emails me with news and its terrifying. We’re headed down the same road.
    We need to swallow the bitter pill and shut down the nation for the weeks necessary or this thing is going to drag on with no end in sight. Trump doesn’t have the guts to do that.

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    • Hi Paulie. I totally agree. With the ability to travel interstate and inter-country, the virus can be easily transmitted. Today, Trump said he wants to reopen the “country”. I suppose that means allowing travelers from other countries to come to the U.S. However, as long as governors from other states that attract tourists keep stay-at-home orders, there will be very little for tourists to see — unless it’s the White House.

      My best to your cousin.

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    • Hi Xena and Paulie,

      I can’t bear the POTUS
      Much more than the VIRUS
      For he has been lying
      Even to the dying
      About his true FOCUS

      Here’s a witty video entitled “Opening a Country With a Closed Mind”. It sums up the viral mess quite well.

      In a nutshell:
      The POTUS’ FOCUS is a hocus-pocus.

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  9. The news coming out of the US is very scary. Really hoping that everyone else takes this seriously, despite the failures of the highest office. Stay safe and healthy!

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    • Hello Markus and Micah. Happy to meet you.
      Yes, it’s scary. I spoke with a few folks today who are still working with the public, and they are having anxiety. It doesn’t help that doctors are not ordering tests unless there are a litany of symptoms, and even with those taking the test, they wait 5 to 7 days for results. Yes, there have been many failures of the highest office, but also serious mistakes, such as ordering U.S. citizens to return from Europe. That resulted in people packed in at airports like sardines. If there was an easy way to infect others, it was that action.

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  10. Hey Xena, Trump called COVID-19 virus attack a war. It’s a war he wants to lose. Why else would he send frontline warriors to fight without arms or ammunition? Fewer Americans voting is good for him and the Republican Party.

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  11. Look at how far this country has fallen since COVID spread all over the world. When even countries that the MSM would call “3rd world” have far fewer cases and deaths while at least doing their best to make sure they care for their citizens while America is #1 in people testing positive as well as the mortality rate, then you know something really is wrong.

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