And a President of the United States who now says that maybe the solution is “herd mentality”
A Brief Commentary by Niagara At Large reporter and publisher Doug Draper
Posted September 20th, 2020 on Niagara At Large
As tragic as they may be for every stricken family, it is almost as if roughly 1,000 COVID-19 deaths each day in the United States of Trump have become nothing more than background noise.
Yet there should be no escaping the fact – in a country where, for tens of millions of Trump worshippers, facts don’t matter anymore – the United States reached a jarring milestone this past Saturday, September 20th of 200,000 deaths, confirmed to be caused by this highly-infectious plague over a period of just six months since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global healthy emergency.
Two-hundred thousand and counting, in just six months! In a country where, just six months ago, said it would soon disappear “like a miracle,” and where he later suggested to the populace that drinking bleach, shooting up Lysol or having ultra-violet light bulbs implanted in the body would inoculate people against this plague.
Two-hundred thousand Americans– people who were still here, only nine months ago, celebrating the holiday season and the dawn of a new year – wiped out by this virus.
That is more than three times the number of Americans killed in more than 10 years of fighting in Vietnam. It is a staggering number of deaths compared to the roughly 2,900 Americans who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks 19 years ago.
Yet this is a price that tens-of-millions of Trump supporters seem willing to pay to keep their dear leader in power.
As much as Canadians and Americans who have loved ones and second homes on either side of the border would like to see the border crossings open again, this is the reason why, after six months, they remain closed to all but essential (mostly commercial) traffic, and will likely remain closed for many more months to come.
Is this the “carnage” that Trump, in his 2017 inauguration address, vowed to end?
A final thought here for our American friends and neighbours, and for the mainstream media in the United States – start regularly calling it “the Trump Virus”.
Doug Draper, Niagara At Large
Here are just two of the most telling video ads, produced by ex-Republican Party political strategists that now call themselves The Lincoln Project, have produced. To watch the first one, click on the screen immediately below –
And here is the second ad –
Just before we go, here also a a satrical, cartoon version put together by another group on the mad state of affairs in Trumpland – this one based on some of the recent information, including taped information with Trump himself, from American journalist Bob Woodward’s new book called “Rage” –
Here is a new Rolling Stone magazine article on the “stupidity” of Trump’s “super-spreader” rallies. To read it, click on – https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-rally-was-a-super-spreader-of-stupidity-1063636/
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A few points.
The mortality rate in the US is 3-4%, not 1% or 0.1% as he (Trump) has claimed and he KNOWS it is not.
Herd immunity requires MINIMUM 70% and preferably 90%.
Many are wary of any vaccine that he is trying to push through simply for the sake of having one to bolster his electoral chances. There are already too many antivaxxers and the push for an unsafe vaccine makes that problem worse. Of course he claims Democrats said they won’t take it. Untrue. Biden and Harris said they will take one if tested properly but will not take his word for it.
Interesting that he is so eager to find a vaccine for a “hoax”. Don’t his sycophants see the ambiguity?
Even if the minimum for herd immunity is 70%, 70% of the US population of 330 million is 231 million. Even if the mortality rate is at the low end, 3%, that means SEVEN MILLION dead Americans.
The man is an imbecile.