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ER RN Jodi Doering’s frank discussion with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota focuses upon a flawed, fractured societal attitude that, to say the least, is worrisome.
To say more, cult leader Donald J. Trump and suck-up apprentices, such as South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, are both guilty of downplaying the ferociously contagious, deadly Corona-V; so much so, that they’ve totally mucked up their susceptible, submissive and subversive devotees’ heads.
It should come as no big surprise that gullible Trumpers adamantly refuse to mask-up to prevent the spread of COVID-19; a disease, which, in error, they either don’t believe exists or that they equate with a case of the sniffles.
While, in theory, it would still be possible for the soon-to-be President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to take a crack at ending the pandemic, such an attempt would require the co-operation of everyone. However, considering the hopelessly brainwashed individuals they’ll need to contend with, just how, pray tell, will they ever work that miracle?
This past Friday, U.S. cases of COVID-19 surpassed 11 million and, the following day, the fatalities skyrocketed to and beyond 1 quarter million. On this rainswept Sunday, of the 54.3 million sickened souls, worldwide, 1.3 million wound up sickened to death.
These sobering stats are likely understated, too; i.e., once we factor in the lack of readily available, reliable testing procedures and “our” cold, calculating, greed driven, less than forthcoming national “leaders”.
Alas, this catastrophe needn’t have happened at all.
Had these headstrong heads of state respected our world’s finest scientific minds and proactively, promptly and persistently enlightened everyone, accordingly, we could’ve all been working together to slow the spread of this ferociously communicable, predominantly airborne disease; to halt Corona-V dead in its tracks.
At present, our best defenses remain what they have been all along; shelter at home as much as possible and, when in public, mask-up and socially distance at least two meters / two yards apart.
Being in compliance with these best practices is our moral and civic duty to humanity.
Beyond that, let’s never lose sight of the human side to the above-mentioned stats; namely, how these numbers fail to take into account the oceans of tears shed by  the patients who’ve taken their last gasp of oxygen while isolated from their loved ones,  the survivors who’ve wound up disabled long haulers,  the dedicated medical professionals who, in spite of doing their very best, could not work the life saving miracles and, last but not least,  the surviving family members and friends who’ll mourn, forevermore, those who did not make it back home… well… at least not back to their homes found on earth.
2020’s upcoming holiday season is going to be particularly disappointing and, in countless instances, downright heartbreaking.
Social isolating will preclude our gathering around the dinner table, in large numbers, to consume the traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings. But, lest anyone even begin to consider grousing about that, we must never forget the mourners who’ll be seated within their own dining rooms, tearfully staring across the table at the chairs rendered forever empty by that godforsaken, pitiless virus.
To win the debate vs. COVID-19 spreaders, who defy public health rules, it’d neither be cheeky nor tongue-in-cheek to state, “Resolved: The time is ripe to reclassify both the nose and mouth as private parts. Were this to occur, we could “pinch” (arrest) anti-maskers for Indecent Exposure!”
“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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
• 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!
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.”
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!
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?
Stay Safe at Home! Stay Publicly Masked! Stay Healthy!