It’s the stupidity, stupid!

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*

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Lots of evidence suggests that the virus was far more widespread in the US than in other places before anyone locked down. To blame policy for our initial spike is wrong; it’s our cosmopolitanism that screwed us.

The second spike is quite obviously a product of BLM. Nowhere in the world has there been nearly as egregious a violation of social distancing protocol as at these protests. They were a disaster. An absolute disaster.

The protestors and their apologists were defiant at the time, insisting that “racism is a public health issue” and that the COVID consequences were worth it for their cause. But they betrayed that claim almost immediately, working to prevent analysis of the virus’s spread at protests by, among other things, banning contact-tracers from asking about protest participation.

Today, barely a month after the protests started to wane, the Left has decided that precisely 0% of the virus’s resurgence is due to protests. Despite the overwhelmingly obvious correlation between the case count increases and the protests, they would rather blame reopening policies, which largely happened weeks too early to have caused the spike.

They’re specifically trying hard to blame churches, which is ludicrous. The same people trying to explain how “singing in church” can spread particles beyond 6 feet even if wearing a mask never mention what 10,000 people shouting at protests would do. The spike in cases is predominantly among young, protest-age people, not older churchgoing types.

The proper place for blame is obvious. What’s really galling is that they tacitly accepted that blame as the protests were happening (“racism is more important!”), then promptly reneged.

The Left is destroying America and teaching its sheep to blame Trump. It’s disgusting.

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You can not be serious.

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He can be. He’s also correct. COVID has been in the West since at least November 2019. Which is more than a month before the news coverage caught on. If you recall, The WHO was parroting CCP lies until February.

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I don’t know what to say to you.

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There seems to be an increasing belief among some people that if Trump had been doing his job correctly, the virus could have been prevented from entering the US altogether and not one American would have died of it. For example:

“If Trump’s government had done its job, the virus wouldn’t have come here,” Cuomo said Thursday on CNN. “The virus didn’t come here because of anything New Yorkers did, the virus came here because the federal government missed it.”

This is utterly absurd.

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BTW, I agree with Anthony Fauci. This is not the second wave. It’s still the first wave.

If you mean by “increasing belief among some people” the lame-ass excuse of his own failing by one single politician, I agree with you. I’ve never heard anyone else make this ridiculous claim.

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Murmurings in the internet. So far, Cuomo’s the only prominent voice I’ve heard trying it on.

That happens when the ideology that is blinding you comes in contact with reality. Speechlessness is a good sign.

More seriously, however: do look up the early COVID reports. The CCP has been suppressing news of cases, arresting doctors, and trying to hide the outbreak in November 2019. With an average two week incubation period, and most of the infections being asymptomatic, it is probable that the outbreak actually happened long before that. Wuhan province is a hub of manufacturing which links it to just about every corner of the rest of the world. The idea that this type of virus only arrived on our shores in 2020 is preposterous.

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Today, July 30th, the honorable Louie Gohmert, US representative of Texas was diagnosed with Covid-19. Now, this is the guy who stood in the house of representatives a few years ago in wintertime holding up a snowball as evidence that global warming was bunk.
Gohmert mused that the face-mask he rarely wore could have been the reason he caught the virus.

Also today, former presidential candidate Herman Cain, who attended the current president’s indoor Tulsa Darwinian experiment on June 20th, died from Covid-19.

It’s the stupidity, stupid !

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They’re a death cult, completely immune to fact and reason. So they are serious, unfortunately.

Let’s not forget that when President Trump shut down the border from China early on that he was castigated for it. Not to mention that Pelosi was telling people everything was fine and to come on out to go shopping in San Francisco’s Chinatown, de Blasio was telling people they didn’t need to wear masks, to go about their lives and to get out on the town despite the Coronavirus, and Cuomo forced COVID-positive people back into retirement homes.

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Democrats are a death cult - as the Democrat-supported riots, sending elderly COVID patients back into their care homes, and their agitation on behalf of child-smugglers clearly demonstrates. I’m glad you’re finally coming around :slight_smile:

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We all knew that COVID was going to kill a lot of people.

Masks merely slow the spread. They don’t stop it.

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Lefties barely managing to contain their glee at the death of political opponents from the China-flu, is beyond gross. Death cult indeed!

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Sorry to have lost him, but every year pre-COVID, about 25,000 Americans died at 74 years of age of one cause or another. Cain was 74.

More than that died at age 75. More than that at age 76.

We have to keep all this in perspective.

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It’s not exactly surprising to me that 1-2 months after millions of Leftists were protesting in the streets (many without masks and most without social distancing) that we’re seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases.

If only the protestors had listened to the doctors and stayed home instead of (re)infecting the nation.

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Hard to believe that less than four weeks ago, progressive health professionals were telling us that this COVID-19 spike caused by the millions of Leftists protesting in the streets (violating lockdown orders from their mayors and governors) was just fine:

'(CNN) A group of health and medical colleagues has penned an open letter to express their concern that protests around the United States could be shut down under the guise of coronavirus health concerns.

The letter – which went on to draw more than 1,200 signatures – focuses on techniques to reduce harm to people protesting racial injustice.

“We created the letter in response to emerging narratives that seemed to malign demonstrations as risky for the public health because of Covid-19,” according to the letter writers, many of whom are part of the University of Washington’s Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

“Instead, we wanted to present a narrative that prioritizes opposition to racism as vital to the public health, including the epidemic response. We believe that the way forward is not to suppress protests in the name of public health but to respond to protesters demands in the name of public health, thereby addressing multiple public health crises.”

The letter focuses on health guidance for protestors and law enforcement, such as wearing masks, advocating to not hold people who are arrested in close proximity and opposing the use of tear gas for health reasons.

“Staying at home, social distancing, and public masking are effective at minimizing the spread of COVID-19. To the extent possible, we support the application of these public health best practices during demonstrations that call attention to the pervasive lethal force of white supremacy,” the letter says.

"However, as public health advocates, we do not condemn these gatherings as risky for COVID-19 transmission. We support them as vital to the national public health and to the threatened health specifically of Black people in the United States. We can show that support by facilitating safest protesting practices without detracting from demonstrators’ ability to gather and demand change. This should not be confused with a permissive stance on all gatherings, particularly protests against stay-home orders."

The letter writers said they are concerned about health implications of protests, including how tear gas or smoke might cause people to cough, which can spread the coronavirus, and that people may be spending a lot of time together and not able to stay 6 feet apart.

"Prepare for an increased number of infections in the days following a protest," the letter says. “Provide increased access to testing and care for people in the affected communities, especially when they or their family members put themselves at risk by attending protests.”

Dr. Abby Hussein, an infectious disease fellow at the University of Washington, noted that for black Americans this was truly a “life or death matter” and that protestors weren’t taking actions lightly.

"While everyone is concerned about the risk of Covid, there are risks with just being black in this country that almost outweigh that sometimes. And the sad part is the group that is protesting for their rights are the same people who are already disproportionately affected by the disease," Hussein told CNN. “It’s something they’re doing because if they don’t fight for this now, they may never be able to fight for it in the future, because while Covid is right now, and we don’t know how long it’s going to last, white supremacy and oppression has been a long way longer, and we can guarantee that it’s going to continue if people don’t do anything about it now.”

The letter received more than 1,200 signatures of support before the authors closed the letter to signatures.’

  • CNN, 6/5/2020
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So much for their Hippocratic Oath.

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