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 coronavirus, covid-19, cure is worse than the problem, Donald Trump, jurisdiction, money before human lives. Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.