In this time were we see the possibility of Trump and Republicans dismantling Obamacare, perhaps it is appropriate to remind the screaming Trumpers that they disliked it because it “would” take economics considerations above the well being of people. Particularly the elderly.
What a nice load of BS they sold us. We are watching the same people stroll around without masks trying to forcefully reopen schools and business, watching the same elderly die by the thousands. As in hundreds of thousands…
The official line is that “herd immunity” is not the strategy, but Trump already spilled the beans and his chief fluffer at the CDC did so too. A few weeks ago the NYT published a letter by Michael Caputo (of Russian made PR ad with Dennis Quaid fame) containing the following gem:
In here he says “it was not the intended strategy but now he needs his employee to be on deck [with herd immunity!!] and contribute positively. He specifically talks about infecting the young and healthy as a desirable way to do HERD IMMUNITY
Should we be happy they didn’t go for herd immunity right off the bat ?? I guess we should thank the Goddess for this small mercy, though I sincerely doubt it was mercy… But now that they are going straight ahead with this plan, they should STFU about “Obama killing Grandma” when they have just killed about a quarter million people with their “Oopsie” that is now policy. Their very own Death Panel
Trump’s Death Panel
We know now that Trump and his aides knew how deadly the pandemic was. His son in law and “right arm” Jared specifically let the ball drop because a) it was hard work and b) it would hurt Blue States anyway
Trump himself admits the pandemic is killing a lot of elderly people, which to him is “nobody”. And his supporters cheer
On the war against the pandemic, IMHO Herd Immunity is a war crime It is unconscionable that a government anywhere seriously considered it. But the few which did, stopped well before the 100 thousandth death. Not Trump.
Let’s be generous and believe that his government stumbled into it after their incompetence had a large number of deaths and no one was storming the Bastil.. err the White House with pitchforks. This means that his government prefers to get 1.8 million additional Americans dead than admit a mistake Sure, could cost him the election but what is a person’s career compared to 2 million dead? To Trump the answer is a no brainer (literally). His career comes first. F* the rest.
Not only the amount of deaths necessary is staggering, but the end result — immunity — is not guaranteed. It is way too early to know if covid immunity lasts, the health issues of having had covid are serious and we don’t even know if the virus won’t mutate. It has alreay mutated since it got to America.
Staggering casualties forecasted: 2.8 million seniors, 400,000 between 50-60. About 400,000 more dead under 50. This is Trump’s Herd Immunity Plan: 3.6 million dead
And might not even work..
Like Polio, Covid leaves survivors with lifelong health issues
Trump and his supporters are carelessly spreading it