A Sorry State of Affairs
It’s alarming that our government wasn’t prepared for this SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus), since the first SARS-CoV came on the world stage in 2018 without any fanfare. It came in like a puff….and was gone.
It is very possible this virus was a weaponized version of the first SARS virus and deliberately set loose in late 2019 to ruin the US economy which I read is 19% of the global economy. Take one down, the rest create a domino effect.
The Congress of the US is fully committed into impeaching the President of the United States. It is their only priority and they want President Trump to be remembered as the third president to be impeached. While this circus like atmosphere is going on in the chamber of the Senate and Americans are salivating over their very own live television drama the Wuhan Virus has been detected in China.
The President’s advisors give almost unheard of advice – we need to close travel from China. Trump issues a proclamation banning all flights from China into the US. Soon banning travel from other select hot spots worldwide.
By the time the impeachment trial is over the WuFlu is gaining traction and as the US reaches into its PPE stockpile and finds the cupboards are bare or inadequate for the demands that begin pouring in for masks, gloves, gowns and ventilators. Hospital storage supplies are barely keeping up with normal demands. Now we have this potential for catastrophic disaster like the world has never seen before (at least in our lifetime). We find there are no tests available to determine who will be infected. There is no way to gage symptoms not yet known and the fear is that our nation’s hospitals will be grossly overwhelmed.
A presidential team is assembled and brainstorming how to both handle the virus and inform the nation. This is unprecedented in American history to deal with a pandemic and have insufficient access to much needed PPE. What do we do?
President Trump assembles a Coronavirus Task Force under the leadership of Vice President Pence with medical experts to determine the plan of action and response to combat this Chinese virus. A combination of presidential proclamations and Executive Orders the US goes on the offensive. Factories are diverted to produce badly needed PPE (masks, gowns, gloves and ventilators). Across the country businesses large and small get into the process as well. One might even hear the whirring of sewing machines by moms in small towns and large cities as they do their part to make non-medical masks available for others.
How did we get to this sorry state of affairs? Were stockpiles depleted from previous pandemics? Did someone just forget to replenish our nation’s standby stocks?
Who’s to blame? Those on the left say it’s Trump’s fault. He should have been prepared. He should have acted sooner. He should have known. Those on the right say its Obama’s fault. His administration should have acted after H1N1, HIV or Swine Flu. I say it’s our fault because WE historically have elected LIFETIME CONGRESSMEN AND CONGRESSWOMEN to vie for our votes so they can stay in power while doing what feels good for themselves, not their constituents. We elect our governors and state legislators who promise to deliver the moon but are unable to deliver a coherent sentence.
If we have not learned one thing from this COVID-19 it is not the end of the world. We have let ourselves down by allowing the wrong people to influence our health and wellbeing. As a general rule politicians tell what you want to hear, “We must protect our most vulnerable. We must shutdown all non-essential businesses. We must reduce the interaction between individuals. WE MUST FLATTEN THE CURVE! “ It reminds me of a 2012 Clint Eastwood movie “Trouble With The Curve” where a ballplayer couldn’t hit a curve ball.
I say our so-called medical experts are having their own trouble with the curve. They tell us that the only way to save ourselves is self-isolation (to our individual households), no interaction with family or friends. No business dealings unless absolutely necessary. Who EXACTLY makes those types of determinations?
Mankind was created to fellowship with Almighty God and with one another. We learn, grow and yes even our immune systems are strengthened against disease by coming together. One does not develop immunity from something by avoiding it. You don’t learn to ride a bicycle by looking at a picture of a bike or watching someone else ride it from afar.
Our most vulnerable are US, all of us, every one of us, you and me.
Our elderly with existing medical conditions must be protected against infection and disease. Especially those in care facilities or home hospice and it is not done by bringing people infected with COVID-19 into those facilities as residents.
Our pregnant and newborns must be protected until their immune systems develop sufficient to handle germs and diseases. Abortion is not protection, it is murder. Isolation is in itself not protection as it impedes the natural development of the immune system as well as an emotional support system.
We are told that being outdoors and in sunlight will kill the effects of COVID-19 because heat destroys the virus. So why ban walks in the park, bike rides, hikes or camping in the mountains?
We are told to wear face masks, but not this type or that type or? Wearing face masks may be necessary in a medical facility when dealing with SICK PEOPLE. Prolonged wearing of a face mask can cause serious illnesses by breathing in carbon dioxide from us.
We are told to stay home and self-isolate but working is an essential part of life. Millions of people in our country have stopped working. Businesses have shuttered their doors for good. Families lives are being ruined for our own good – kind of selfish don’t you think?
We are told that everyone will get a stimulus check, an unemployment check as if money fixes everything. It does not and going on the government rolls for free stuff does nothing to stop the virus or flatten the curve. Gas prices have dropped drastically over the past 2 months and we’re supposed to be happy about it? Where can we go on a full tank of gas? To home isolation!
If you ask me (and even if you didn’t) this entire episode is simply a political weaponization of a virus aimed at interfering with the upcoming 2020 presidential election to prevent President Trump from being re-elected at the expense of others regardless the cost. We have allowed ourselves to become disconnected from our God and each other because some politicians don’t like the President! It is time for the freeing of America from Democratic-Socialistic tendencies with shackles that bind us to our political masters. Don’t say you weren’t warned! – I am the Real Truckmaster!