Columbus: Easter Sunday was unlike any in recent memory. In many churches it kinda resembled the first one: only two people there. Today it was the preacher and the person running the camera.
This coronavirus from China has crowded everything else off television except an occasional tornado. The number of cases seems to be leveling off, at least in New York. The U.S. has had over 500,000 cases and 20,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19. Still have a ways to go. Could be a few weeks. Or a few months.
Governor Cuomo of New York pleaded for 30,000 additional beds and ventilators from the federal government. President Trump raised doubts, but still sent a Navy hospital ship and had the Army fill a convention center with beds. So far, only a handful of those 2000 extra beds have been filled.
The demand for ventilators has dropped. Folks found out that three-fourths of patients put on ventilators died, so they backed off, “I think I’ll take my chances with that hydroxychloroquine instead.”
Already in Washington the blame game has started. Speaker Pelosi and other Democrats are demanding, “When did Trump know, and why didn’t he do anything about it?”
I have an additional question, “When did the Chair of the House Intel Committee know about the virus in China, and why didn’t he sound an alarm?”
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) is the one who should have sounded the alarm. But he lied to protect the Chinese Communist rulers; he only closed the barn door after the horse escaped. The Chinese government lied, murdered any doctor who tried to expose the lies, and probably buried ten times as many victims as they report to WHO (could be over 20 million).
The top folks at WHO need to be fired. We can probably do that with help from a few other countries. The top Communists in China need to be fired, too. But that’s up to the Chinese people, and if you want to know how hard it is to replace a Communist ask the people in Hong Kong.
Historic quote by Will Rogers:
“There is quite a big communistic hold in certain parts of China. The influence is growing rapidly.” WA #520, Dec. 11, 1932