Tapper’s Must-See Op-Ed

“CNN’s Jake Tapper wishes the GOP leaders sick with the coronavirus a speedy recovery but calls them out for potentially spreading the virus themselves.”

YouTube Channel Blurb / Oct 4, 2020 / 15,570 views

About all I can add, here:

• My own get well wishes.

• re Tapper’s multifaceted, superbly nuanced, spot on commentary, he has earned my “Amen Brother! I could not have said it better” reaction.

• Seeing how the bevy of Donald J. Trump’s physicians, at Walter Reed Medical Center, have been issuing nothing but glowing reports re their patient’s progress; it’d not be out of line to return our focus to Pandemic Management 101.

• The hospitalized, COVID-19 infected Trump now has the PERFECT justification, PERFECT location and PERFECT opportunity to project a more rational, genuinely presidential image.

How so? Albeit nine months too late, he could still sign an Executive Order that’d make it mandatory for all residing within the U.S. to mask-up in public, STAT!

Stay Publicly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

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POTUS & FLOTUS: COVID-19+

Donald and Melania Trump have both tested COVID-19 positive and are now self-quarantining.

My stay well wishes to them both.

Considering the ferocious communicability of this disease, I cannot say that this revelation shocks me; it was only a matter of time that his denial of science and consequent reckless behavior would catch up with him.

My further wishes are that Donald will finally deem this godforsaken virus the grave threat to humanity that it is. Any reasonable man, especially one who wields the immense power and influence that he does, would use this as a teaching moment; unequivocally admit that he’s been dead wrong to downplay the deadliness of Corona-V!

Were I in his position, I’d now be Tweeting my keying fingers raw and speechifying myself hoarse to immediately invoke a nationwide mask-up order, to encourage everyone else, worldwide, to do the same.

Not owning a stash of masks is NO EXCUSE. Watch this TUTORIAL.

Stay Publicly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

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Is there a Doctor in the house?

 

For anyone who actually gives a damn about public health / saving humanity, it’s impossible to not notice what common sense suggests could be a matter of life and death. Here’s what’s happening.

Now that in-person learning is underway within my community’s public schools, multiple dozens of student athletes have been jogging on the city sidewalks; unmasked and in a too close formation, which could not, possibly, even be approaching bare minimum, social distancing recommendations.

Granted, the medical experts have been claiming that COVID-19, typically, harms old people more than young AND, supposedly, is not particularly communicable outdoors.

Yet, Corona-V is so novel, one has to wonder…

• Do we really know every last damned one of its deadly capabilities?

• What about its adeptness at adapting / evolving into something even worse?

• Who’s to say that outdoor running’s increased, intensified respiration is not a risk factor?

• What if Trump’s bereft of science delusions still dictate Centers for Disease Control health safety protocols?

• Would it not be better to err on the side of caution?

• Since outdoor jogging affords plenty of room, why not triple the recommended social distancing norms?

• Is there a Doctor in the schoolhouse to look out for the well-being of the student body?

• Is there a Doctor in the vast WordPress house who, if warranted, would allay such concerns?

 

Stay Publicly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s a Godly Man?

How the Hell does anyone ever wind up multiple decades into biological adulthood and still throw temper tantrums? Hmm… perhaps we should call them Trumper Tantrums? Yep, that’d give credit where credit is due.

So, WTF was “Godly Man’s” goal? Did he actually expect these underpaid, essential Walmart workers… these courageous sentinels patrolling the COVID-19 frontlines… to apologize profusely? Beg him not to leave?

Obviously, he neither knows nor cares about the fact that with 95% mask compliance… throughout the remainder of 2020, alone… we could save 70,000 lives!

He needs to realize that his beef is not with retail workers… it’s with Donald J. Trump.

If “Godly Man” could harness just a minuscule fraction of his rage and channel it more productively / appropriately he’d vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Their winning the White House is America’s best bet for, eventually, making mask wearing a thing of the past.

Stay Safe at Home! Stay Publicly Masked! Stay Healthy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tick… Tick… Tick…

 

Each time I (conscientiously) mask-up to (reluctantly) set foot into Donny’s Diseased America, I log “The Event” on my wall calendar along with the locations of where I’ve been. It’s all in the hope that, if/when Donny’s Disease strikes me down, at least such data could, somehow, prove useful to contact tracers.

Alas, at that point, the 14 day, COVID-19 incubation countdown clock gets reset… Tick… Tick… Tick…

So far… for me… that now stands at 3 days down and 11 to go.

The rub, here, is that even if no symptoms appear, I still don’t know, with any certainty, whether or not I pose a health threat to humanity. And I cannot justify getting tested, each time, when our essential workers, not I, should go to the head of America’s long line.

Of course, owing to my old age and lifelong, respiratory issues, being asymptomatic would not be the likely outcome. Nope, I would not expect Corona-V to treat me kindly.

Truth told, I’ll be surprised to still be alive and well come Election Day 11/03/2020… let alone New Year’s Day 2021.

Nonetheless…

• I remain fully committed to tirelessly do my part to prevent human suffering and death… i.e. to shelter at home and social distance / mask-up in public. And I will continue to do so for as long as it takes.

• I grow weary of  the man-child, so-called leader who, day in / day out, is doing his damnedest to needlessly prolong his DIY pandemic… to sadistically inflict human misery by ginning up his childish devotees’ ferocious defiance of painless pandemic etiquette… as well as their selfish resistance to basic human decency.

Alas, Donny literally doth have the power of life and death and gets off, regularly, on lording that fact over us.

The good news, here, is that yet another countdown clock is going Tick… Tick… Tick…

And that readout now stands at 57 days…

57 days till Election Day… the day when our ballots must rein in the reign of terror of one Donald J. Trump… in all likelihood… the biggest health threat to humanity to ever walk on 2 feet (with a 4 knuckle assist).

 

Stay Safe at Home! Stay Publicly Masked! Stay Healthy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Must See Vital to Survival Video

NPR’s YouTube Channel sets up our COVID-19 focused, life saving Vid of the Day, thusly…

“Researchers say airborne transmission is possible, especially in cramped indoor settings, but it’s unclear how much it contributes to the spread. Here’s how to lower your risks, just in case. Reported by Pien Huang/NPR. Animation by Shanti Hands for NPR. Video produced by Max Posner and Ben de la Cruz/NPR.”

For the benefit of all mask-less souls…

Check out this animated, no sewing skills needed, EZ to follow, DIY Mask Making Tutorial. (that’s how I make mine)

Stay Safe at Home! Stay Publicly Masked! Stay Healthy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fly on the Wall Fake News?

 

Were we able to hot mic a manure eating housefly and release it within the Oval Office, what might we learn?

Two things are certain to make such an endeavor successful. With all the shit going on in that pigpen, there’d be little chance of our “bug” ever going hungry or even wanting to leave!

The benefits?

We could, in real time, finally eavesdrop on all the evil crap that’s actually being discussed, perhaps, even inclusive of this “perfect” phone call to the Food and Drug Administration?

DJT: Listen up you white lab coated losers! Science is shit! There’s nothing, REPEAT, NOTHING more important than ME getting reelected. To make ME look good, you WILL ramrod whatever Chinavirus vaccine looks the best thru the approval process, skip every last damned testing phase and start shooting that shit directly into the arms and asses of Americans on MY TIMETABLE. That means your DO or DIE deadline for making ME The Savior, is two weeks before Election Day, November 3rd! The only reassurances I want from you are that the voters don’t start dropping dead until November 4th. GOT IT?

FDA: Yesssir!

The End

 

Stay Safe at Home! Stay Publicly Masked! Stay Healthy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tangled Webs

For forty years, my father taught high school level Chemistry, Physics and Biology within Minnesota’s and Michigan’s public school systems. It was approximately one year prior to his 1982 retirement when…

I found him seated at our dining room table on a Thursday evening… preparing a weekly Chemistry exam to be administered the following day. At first glance, all appeared normal, that is, until I noticed he had set out multiple stencils before him (btw, this was in the pre-printer / photocopier era where the mimeograph machine still ruled supreme).

When I asked, “Why the four pager exam?” dad explained that several conscientious students (enrolled in his a.m. classes), had been complaining, confidentially, that cheaters were feeding his test questions and answers to the p.m. enrollees. Even his Grade Book readily confirmed how a disproportionate number of his afternoon students were acing his tests.

Ergo, to fight back, he planned on administering four different exams.

ASIDE: As frequent readers of my Dumb Donald posts may’ve already surmised, I’ve been a longtime Match Game fan. In all likelihood, that’s what motivated my following suggestion to my father…

“Why not delete the numerical values from your test questions and leave blanks? All you’d need to do is provide the easily changeable, missing data on the blackboard.”

Dad and I both chuckled, conspiratorially, as he re-boxed three of those stencils. He’d now be able to not only ferret out dishonesty’s circulation pattern but also identify the specific cheaters.

Even so, we both expressed our dismay. After all, cheaters were expending far more time and energy than it’d take to simply study the damned subject matter.

Beyond that, consider the risks to public safety / health if such “students” ever cheated their way through med school.

Summed up more generally…

“O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!” – – – Sir Walter Scott

Such wisdom certainly is applicable to political science matters as well.

Take a long, unforgiving look at the tangled web which the Science-Denier-In-Chief, one Donald J. Trump, has been weaving, hourly, not only in his futile attempts to cheat his way out of his DIY pandemic but also in his (hopefully failing) attempts to dishonestly spin himself into a second term.

Stay Safe at Home! Stay Publicly Masked! Stay Healthy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Mask? No Soup For You!

Larry Thomas reprises his Seinfeld, “Soup Nazi” role to call attention to a life saving truth… the need for everyone to don masks when in public. Until safe efficacious vaccines and/or therapeutics become readily available, our masking up and social distancing (2m / 6ft) is our best 1 – 2 punch defense that WILL PREVENT needless human suffering and death.

Look, Donald J. Trump’s DIY pandemic has, so far, resulted in 186,000 stateside, COVID-19 deaths. If we don’t mask up, NOW, some of our finest scientific minds project that, by year’s end, that total could rise as high as 300,000!!!

And so I now ask, what kind of person would not want do the easiest, most painless thing in the world… mask up to save 114,000 of our compatriot’s lives!

Granted, my appeal is America specific… more so than I’d have normally opted for. But, I only did so because too damned many Americans don’t really give a damn about the well-being of others.

By the by, Mr. Thomas mentions a link so we can [1] watch an alternative ending to our above clip and [2] vote for whichever version we like better. To access that website, CLICK HERE.

If you need instructions for no sewing skills required, DIY mask making, CLICK HERE. (btw, this is how I make my own)

Stay Safe at Home! Stay Publicly Masked! Stay Healthy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Around the World in 80 Days

 

My posthumously offered thanks to author Jules Verne for enhancing this post with his apt book title.

Ever since Roylab Stats’ Coronavirus Pandemic Real Time Counter, first topped off my site’s homepage on 05/30/2020 06:07 a.m. (80 days ago), it’s been providing my visitors the grim statistics (reported illnesses and deaths), broken down by the individual 218 territories and the worldwide total.

Also worthy of note is how, be it willfully or unwittingly, the resultant unforgivable under-testing for COVID-19 means that incidents of illness and death are still being grossly under-reported.

Check out this telling, statistical analysis…

As of that bygone posting time, COVID-19’s reported cases, worldwide, stood at 5,640,739.
As of today’s blog posting time, COVID-19’s reported cases, USA Only, stands at 5,612,230. *

The juxtaposition of these two, nearly identical stats, serves to emphasize how…

• My homeland’s negligent, IGNOR-ANUS leader’s DIY pandemic has now proliferated into what’s tantamount to a global pandemic, right within the United States, ALONE! Disproportionately, while America’s population represents 4.25% of our global tally, our death toll now stands at 25% of the COVID-19 reported deaths, worldwide.

• A mindless microbe has methodically, effortlessly, outwitted nitwit D.J.T. as well as too damned many of his godforsaken, IGNOR-ANUS peers. One would think that these cocky dolts could’ve each mustered… bare minimum… two rubbed together brain cells, so they could’ve heard and heeded the advice provided by our world’s finest scientific minds. Intelligent leaders who did so, did successfully corral coronavirus!

It’d not be Monday Morning Quarterbacking to state categorically…

• At the dawn of the looming pandemic, had genuine and fake leaders, alike, been able to unify all nations / our entire human family… had they successfully ordered all 7.8 Billion of us into quarantine for 1 MERE MONTH, in all likelihood… SANS ANY VACCINE… the needless physical and fiscal suffering and deaths could’ve been avoided. Indeed, we could’ve reclaimed our lives and livelihoods long before the March Equinox.

BTW, for up to the minute Roylab Stats’ pandemic updates, visit my homepage, where I’ve enhanced the numbers with a rundown of life saving pandemic protocols (inclusive of DIY Mask Making)… as well as my own heartfelt sentiments…

“As complete and accurate as this Real Time Counter is, what it fails to report are the oceans of tears… of the patients, the medical professionals who are trying to save them, and last but not least, all who are mourning those, who did not make it back home… well… at least not back to their homes found on earth.”

 

Stay Safe at Home! Stay Publicly Masked! Stay Healthy!

 

* As of 08/18/2020 21:30, COVID-19’s reported cases, USA Only, stands at 5,655,974.