On March 24, 2020, there were 674 deaths associated with Covid-19 in U.S. Tonight at 10:00 pm there are 2,479. Almost quadrupling in five days.
If the rate of Covid-19 deaths continue within two day we will exceed the number of deaths that occurred in China.
On February 7, 2020 the State Department under the Direction of Secretary Pompeo issued the following press statement: “the State Department has facilitated the transportation of nearly 17.8 tons of donated medical supplies to the Chinese people, including masks, gowns, gauze, respirators, and other vital materials.” Cases of Covid-19 had already been discovered in America by that time, people were being brought back from Wuhan, China, and America knew it was coming here but was in denial. Trump said on February 10 – “Looks like by April, you know, in theory, when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away.”
Doctor Anthony F. Fauci predicted between 100,000 and 200,000 US deaths over the weekend but indicated the 200,000 figure was the worst case scenario. “In the Rose Garden on Sunday, Trump compared those numbers favorably with the more than 2 million deaths forecast as a worst-case scenario had the nation not taken strict measures to respond to the virus. If coronavirus-related deaths remained under 200,000, he said, “we all together have done a very good job.”
Are you going to be happy if over 100,000 Americans dies but the figure does not exceed 200,000? I guess Trump considers that some kind of a victory which make me think he has a pretty good idea that there may be well over 100,000 deaths.
What do all those folk who tell us about flu deaths or deaths from automobiles say about that? Where are the folks who said we were overreacting to the virus? Sadly they were all so used to pooh-poohing global warming that it was just natural that they found it easy to follow along the same line and suggest the Covid-19 worries were a Deep State plot to undermine trump. As I’ve often said, wouldn’t it be nice to have the Deep State now in this time of crisis rather than having a bunch of amateurs telling us its a win when we lose only 200,000 Americans.
Time for bed. Have a good night sleep. Hopefully when we wake up it’ll all be a bad dream.
Personal note: My mother’s birthday is today. I wonder what she would have thought about this mess were she still living.