The below is splenetic and highly critical of the contemporary United States and the current president. Just a disclaimer for your blood-pressure.
The graphs comparing the amount of people infected with Covid-19 in Europe and the US are embarrassing.
To stay updated on the pandemic, I follow a British doctor who gives daily update reports on Youtube.
His name is Dr. John Campbell, if you want to check him out.
Campbell doesn’t know the American political situation and hence has no political bias…That’s why I chose him as a news source. He’s a scientist. He only cares about data and sick people.
According to him ( and the Rockefeller Foundation ) America is heading for an impending disaster, with three avenues open to us: Open up the economy and let hundreds of thousands of Americans die, shut the country down or massively ramp up testing.
This situation we find ourselves in is grotesque but also very strange. We know what this virus does, how it replicates and how to beat it. And yet we don’t act on the recommendations from the scientific community.
I’ve been thinking about the ways Europeans differ from Americans; they tend to trust their governments where we don’t, a country like Germany (who handled the pandemic exemplary) is known for its “social contract”; people working together for the national good, where we just endlessly bicker.
But in the end, I think we have to follow Occam’s Razor and conclude that we are just dumber. We elect an absolute moron to high office, we have governors (Georgia) who are forbidding mayors to mandate the wearing of masks, and on the other side of the aisle we have nimrods running New York City and state whose rank idiocy killed thousands of New Yorkers.
I know every country has its share of dimwits, but wouldn’t you like to have someone like Angela Merkel at the helm right now, or -ahem- president Obama? * VV ducks under desk*