Afro_Vacancy wrote: ↑
1 month ago
It's funny (also tragic) to see Trump sputter around like a fish on land in this situation.
He's basically a glorified used car salesman and con artist. He got by in life by selling overconfidence and a crude charisma, "I'm going to be the President, a tremendous President, we're going to make America great again, and Mexico's going to pay for it !
" There's no substance, just style, which is what a lot of his supporters like, and which can work well in parts of the business sector. The business sector is a big place so naturally there are some parasites.
Coronavirus, though, is not a situation that can entirely be handled by style. Trump is going around telling people to overdose on hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin (an anti-lupus drug and an antibiotic respectively) and now he's telling people to ingest lysol. He just makes stuff up as he goes along, he says it with confidence and ...
it doesn't solve the problem. The virus doesn't just go away, and the US now has over 50,000 deaths and is nearing a 20% unemployment rate. We may reach 250,000 deaths and 30% unemployment rate, and Trump might be peddling gasoline sniffing, suction cups, and ketchup as a cure, with his supporters trying it out. And he'll likely still be encouraging his supporters to break the quarantine and thus cause more deaths.
Meanwhile, in South Korea, where there's a real government, people who are under quarantine receive care packages from the state, they get food, N-95 masks, etc:
https://www.boredpanda.com/south-korean ... gn=organic
No leader is stepping up in the United States. Trump isn't stepping up, none of them are.
I do blame Trump for the mask shortage.
He stopped travel to and from China on January 29th, 2020. That said, he should of shut
down the entire system, for all countries. He didn't do enough.
They can't wear masks for two reasons. The first is that there is a shortage. The second
reason is nobody wants to be "the bad guy". I guarantee that in places where they always
wear masks, such as China and South Korea, this doesn't happen.
That's what makes this shutdown so pathetic.
If they enforced social distancing, and face masks so contaminated people wouldn't spread
the virus, it would be down to zero
. Won't happen in our life time.
They need to enforce social distancing, and wearing masks. It's pathetic.
Even after the shortage is done, they refuse to wear a mask in public.
I could respect Trump if he wore a mask when he wasn't speaking, but that will never happen.