I take no exultation whatsoever in writing this particularly grim post, but Donald Trump’s relentless string of lies about the coronavirus will cease to exist, being just like the flu, has become a media deception, and being a problem that ministers and governors alone should direct are all about to affect a wall as the death toll attaches throughout the country.
Americans of all stripes will have the opportunity to see with their own hearts the deadly the upshot of a chairman who was too incoherent, too incapable, and more inhumane to worry about extending an unprepared nation into an ambush blindfolded. And no neighborhood will be gave , not even those that rabidly subsidize Trump.
In fact, many of the rural and southern regions of the country that even out some of Trump’s strongholds stand to get pummeled, as Daily Kos community member Dartagnan noted over the weekend. In those regions, Trump and a legion of GOP heads will bear specific responsibility for sowing confusion over the gravity of the epidemic and the fearful need for social distancing to slow its spread. “There is no city anywhere in the world that can withstand the eruption that would exist if there isn’t thorough social distancing, ” Tom Frieden, a former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director, told Politico.
Emerging hot spots, according to modelingdone by Columbia University epidemiologists, include St. John the Baptist Parish in Louisiana, rural Tennessee exactly north of Nashville, and parts of southwest Georgia near Albany. Most of these rural areas are already urgently low-toned on the resources and medical personnel necessary to handle an influx of COVID-1 9 subjects.
St. John the Baptist, for instance, doesn’t even have a hospital located within the parish. Politico writes, “As of Friday, St. John the Baptist had nearly 300 proved the circumstances and 22 fatalities. The commonwealth health department says the region is already at 56 percentage of its hospital berthed capacity and 68 percent of its ICU bed ability, with the virus’ peak not expected for at least another week and specimen double-dealing every 2.5 periods.”
But rural areas in Arkansas and South Carolina are uniquely at risk accurately because their governors still haven’t issued a statewide stay-at-home order. In addition, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia only did so recently and, in a number of cases, with some somewhat glaring carve-outs for acts like going to beaches and attending religious services.
“The best show of who is at risk is how tamped down are you in terms of social distancing, ” said Nirav Shah, a senior academic at Stanford University’s Clinical Excellence Research Center.
Over the weekend, Trump wasted a great deal of time pointing paws at everyone but himself for the carnage that is coming–the media, Democratic superintendents, regions that are reaching “inflated petitions” for gear( i.e. New York, though Trump never identified the territory ).
“It is critical that certain media shops stop spreading fictitiou rumors and creating fear and panic with the public, ” Trump said, failing to single out any specific narrations that were supposedly over the top.
His finger pointing will ramp up as the demise weigh rises. But never forget that Trump and Senate Republicans pissed awaythe entire month of February and about half of March without doing virtually anything( other than dumping some broths) to prepare the nation for what lay ahead.
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