YES! YES! YES!
All the Devil does is…steal…kill & destroy. And, where the Devil leads, Donald Trump’s rotten ass is sure to follow.
On March 14, 2020…NBC New York reports… “The state of New York has more than 500 cases, jumping by more than 100 since Friday; most of the cases are in NYC and Westchester. Thirty people in New York City were hospitalized due to the novel coronavirus as of Saturday afternoon, 19 of whom were in intensive care, de Blasio noted.”
On March 14, 2020…the New York Times reports… “We are not prepared to deal with a rapid and severe surge of patients — we’re just not,” said Dr. Christopher M. Tedeschi, a longtime emergency physician and assistant professor at the Columbia University Medical Center. “We’re sort of planning for what’s going on right now, and we’re trying to make up for lost time, but I’m not sure we’re planning for a month from now, or even two weeks from now.”
During a teleconference on March 14, 2020…New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo…said New York City has seen its first coronavirus-related death (82-year old woman with emphysema, contracted the novel coronavirus). Governor Cuomo also told us that the number of positive cases in the state of New York had increased to 524.
The New York Post reported on March 14, 2020… “New York’s “numbers are spiking because our testing capacity is going up,” Cuomo said Friday, adding New Yorkers will see 1,000 more cases next week.”
So, how did we get here???
At the end of last year, dozens of folks started getting sick in China…with a mysterious illness that resembled pneumonia…but, wasn’t pneumonia. Symptoms included…high fever, coughing, difficulty breathing and lung lesions. Chinese officials didn’t have a clue about this new illness. China linked the illness to having its origins in a Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province in China.
On December 31, 2019…Wuhan, China…government officials put out a statement saying, in part… “After receiving the report, the Municipal Health and Health Commission immediately launched a case search and retrospective investigation related to South China Seafood City in the city’s medical health institutions. Twenty-seven cases have been found, of which 7 are in serious condition, and the remaining cases are stable and controllable. Two patients are expected to be discharged in the near future. The clinical manifestations of the cases were mainly fever, a few patients had difficulty breathing, and chest radiographs showed bilateral lung infiltrative lesions. At present, all cases have been isolated for treatment, follow-up investigations and medical observations of close contacts are ongoing, and hygiene investigations and environmental sanitation disposals for South China Seafood City are ongoing.”
On January 20, 2020…the World Health Organization (WHO)…makes the following statements:
“On 31 December 2019, the WHO China Country Office was informed of cases of pneumonia unknown etiology (unknown cause) detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. From 31 December 2019 through 3 January 2020, a total of 44 case-patients with pneumonia of unknown etiology were reported to WHO by the national authorities in China. During this reported period, the causal agent was not identified.”
“On 11 and 12 January 2020, WHO received further detailed information from the National Health Commission China that the outbreak is associated with exposures in one seafood market in Wuhan City.”
“As of 20 January 2020, 282 confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV have been reported from four countries including China (278 cases), Thailand (2 cases), Japan (1 case) and the Republic of Korea (1 case).”
“Cases in Thailand, Japan and Republic of Korea were exported from Wuhan City, China.”
“Among the 278 cases confirmed in China, 258 cases were reported from Hubei Province, 14 from Guangdong Province, five from Beijing Municipality and one from Shanghai Municipality; ZIKA VIRUS Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) SITUATION REPORT – 21 JANUARY 2020.”
“Of the 278 confirmed cases, 51 cases are severely ill, 12 are in critical condition; Six deaths have been reported from Wuhan City.”
So, even as of January 20, 2020…the World Health Organization (WHO) is telling us that the virus is spreading out of China…into other countries.
On January 21, 2020…the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Washington State Department of Health announced the first case of “coronavirus” (COVID-19) in the United States, in Washington State.
Back in China, the virus starts spreading rapidly…from person to person…& folks start dying. Transmission of coronavirus appears to be more widespread than the flu. The World Health Organization states… “The reproductive number – the number of secondary infections generated from one infected individual – is understood to be between 2 and 2.5 for COVID-19 virus, higher than for influenza. However, estimates for both COVID-19 and influenza viruses are very context and time-specific, making direct comparisons more difficult.” NPR reports on January 23, 2020… “As of early afternoon, cars were still allowed to exit Wuhan, the epicenter of a rapidly growing outbreak of a coronavirus that has sickened 830 people within China and killed 25, according to health authorities. Wuhan’s public health authorities say they are in a “state of war” as they quarantine the Chinese city in an attempt to halt the spread of a never-before-seen strain of coronavirus.”
Let’s keep going…
On January 30, 2020… the World Health Organization (WHO)…declares the coronavirus to be a “World Health Emergency.” On January 30, 2020, the New York Times reports… “The World Health Organization declared a global health emergency on Thursday as the coronavirus outbreak spread well beyond China, where it emerged last month. Since then, there have been thousands of new cases in China and clear evidence of human-to-human transmission in several other countries, including the United States.”
On February 3, 2020, a Princess cruise ship in Japan quarantined thousands after a man who disembarked in Hong Kong…tested positive for coronavirus.
By the end of February 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) had sent out tests, for testing for the coronavirus, to almost 60 countries, not including the United States. The United States refused to accept and use the World Health Organization’s tests.
With regards to confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States, on March 14, 2020…the New York Times reports… “As of Saturday afternoon, at least 2,443 people in 49 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico have tested positive for coronavirus in the United States, according to a New York Times database, and at least 50 patients with the virus have died.”
There are also confirmed cases in Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Since, March 14, 2020… I need to tell you that the numbers have jumped like crazy!
The ten states with the highest numbers, right now…are as follows:
1. New York = 2382 (yesterday, at 1:17 p.m. it was 1374)
2. Washington = 999 (yesterday, at 1:17 p.m. it was 787)
3. California = 815 (yesterday, at 1:17 p.m. it was 583)
4. New Jersey = 1427 (yesterday, at 1:17 p.m. it was 176)
5. Florida = 315 (yesterday, at 1:17 p.m. it was 142)
6. Illinois = 288 (yesterday, at 1:17 p.m. it was 105)
7. Louisiana = 257 (yesterday, at 1:17 p.m. it was 171)
8. Massachusetts = 256 (yesterday, at 1:17 p.m. it was 197)
9. Georgia = 197 (yesterday, at 1:17 p.m. it was 121)
10. Colorado = 184 (yesterday, at 1:17 p.m. it was 161)
The above state tabulations are as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 9:35 p.m.
Now, let’s talk about what Donald Trump’s administration has done & not done…in response to the coronavirus outbreak…from the jump…
O.k…I told you earlier that it was in late 2019…that Chinese folks started getting sick from a virus…that China had never seen before. It mimicked some of the same symptoms as pneumonia…but, is not pneumonia. On February 15, 2020… Foreign Policy reports… “…the epidemic came to the world’s attention in early January (2020)…”
On January 31, 2020…Donald Trump’s Administration…restricts travel from China.
On February 2, 2020…Reuters reported… “Trump appeared to downplay concerns about the impact in the United States of the flu-like virus that has killed 350 people in China and spread to more than two dozen countries, telling Fox television in an interview, “We’re gonna see what happens, but we did shut it down, yes.””
Did you see what Trump said???
That dumb-ass Donald Trump said “we shut it down.” Question??? How the hell do you shut down something when…you don’t have a ^%$#*^ clue about all the places it is…& how fast it’s spreading within those places??? This nut actually thought that restricting travel from China would shut down the impact of the coronavirus in the United States. Well, we see how that worked out. IT DIDN’T!
On February 28, 2020, at a campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina…Donald Trump described the coronavirus as being the “new hoax” of the Democrats. He consistently tried to diminish the reality of this pandemic.
Question??? How can you see people getting sick…all over this country & other places like China, South Korea, France, Britain & Italy…with many dying…& have the arrogance & audacity to call it “a hoax???”
On Friday, March 5, 2020… Larry Kudlow, head of the National Economic Council, told CNBC that the coronavirus “looks relatively contained,”… adding that Americans should “stay at work.”
Question??? How the hell does Larry Kudlow know anything about the containment of the coronavirus when there has been hardly any testing done…regarding who has the virus and where these folks are???
Well…in response to all these “containment lies” …being spouted out by Trump & his evil ass minions…I say… “CONTAINED MY ASS!!!”
Let me tell you what the experts are saying about the coronavirus being contained…
On March 7, 2020, CNN reports… ““In the US it is the opposite of contained,” said Harvard University epidemiology professor Marc Lipsitch, director of Harvard’s Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics. “It is spreading so efficiently in so many places that it may be difficult to stop.” “In my scientific opinion and based on the available information, the situation is not contained,” said Aubree Gordon, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan.””
On Monday, 3/17/20, the Washington Post reports… “Confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus jumped by nearly a third in just 24 hours — to 2,900 by Sunday, Vice President Pence announced. In Europe, Italy recorded its deadliest 24-hour period since its first cases emerged in late February — 368 deaths, up 25 percent from the previous day. That country’s death toll now exceeds 1,800.”
Now, the coronavirus is not being contained in the United States…in part, due to Donald Trump…over the past couple of years…dismantling the pandemic unit of the National Security Council & slashing funding for the U.S. government agencies that handle such crises. The Business Insider reports… “…the Trump administration spent the past several years gutting the very government programs that are tasked with combating such a crisis. In 2018, for instance, the CDC cut 80% of its efforts to prevent global disease outbreaks because it was running out of money. Ultimately, the department went from working in 49 countries to just 10.”
Let’s keep going…
On March 14, 2020, ABC News reports… ““Public health and national security experts shake their heads when President Donald Trump says the coronavirus “came out of nowhere” and “blindsided the world.” They’ve been warning about the next pandemic for years and criticized the Trump administration’s decision in 2018 to dismantle a National Security Council directorate at the White House charged with preparing for when, not if, another pandemic would hit the nation.”
On March 14, 2020, Newsweek reports… “A former senior director of the National Security Council’s dissolved pandemic unit said its closure left the United States “less prepared” for the COVID-19 outbreak. Beth Cameron wrote in an op-ed for The Washington Post that the Trump administration’s response to the novel coronavirus had been “slow and inadequate,” and suggested that the closure of the Directorate for Global Health Security and Biodefense had contributed to its “sluggish” response.”
Another reason the coronavirus is not being contained in the United States is because there has been so much delay in getting folks tested. How are you going to contain something if you don’t know who has it??? Who are you going to ask to self-quarantine if you don’t know…who is sick???
Now, part of the reason for that is this… Donald Trump’s administration failed to get the tests…that were offered by the World Health Organization (WHO) back in February. NO!…NO!…NO!…their diagnostic tests were not good enough. NO!…the United States has to prove how great they are…by developing from scratch their own “coronavirus test”…even though the one issued by the World Health Organization had already been tried & tested…over & over again. And…it worked. It is a good diagnostic test which shows who has coronavirus…& who does not. THAT’S ALL YOU WANT!!!
Maybe…somebody forgot to send the Centers of Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) the “Memo” which reads… “Don’t be a dumb-ass & recreate a wheel that has already been created. You are doing nothing…but wasting a whole lot of got damn time…that sick folks…who may die…don’t have!”
Well, lo & behold…the test…eventually…created by the CDC…guess what??? Their test DIDN’T…work! Soooooo… Shit was back to square one…because their arrogant asses had refused to take the test (which was already proven to work) from the World Health Organization.
I’m sorry…I just have a v-e-e-e-e-ry low…tolerance for ignorant & arrogant folks…whose stupid ass decisions…needlessly cause sickness & death. And, so does the Heavenly Father!
The Bible tells us…
“1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. 3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. 4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. 5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. 14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings: 15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world…” (Philippians 2:1-15)
On March 6, 2020, Politico reports… “The government’s incapacity to conduct widespread testing slowed diagnoses, creating chains of infection. It also deprived epidemiologists of a map that could have told them how far and how fast the virus was traveling and where they should concentrate efforts to slow it down.”
The degree that any testing is being done…is because “tests” have been created at the State and local governmental levels. They have created tests…that work…despite, the delay…delay…& more damn delay…at the federal level. Trump’s administration has been saying…week in & week out… “next week, we will be sending out a million test.” Well, I have searched high & low…from the south pole to the north pole. And, when I talked to Santa & Rudolph…they looked at me… “square on”…& told me in no uncertain terms… “They didn’t have the damn tests!” So, there we go… “The million tests…have gone missing.” Seriously! Nobody asked Donald Trump & his minions…for that got damn lie! (Them…No good ^%$#*&^*)
Today, the New York Times reports that Italy has conducted 134,000 tests; South Korea has tested 274,000 people, while the United States has only tested 25,000 specimens (some specimens in this # could come from the same person who has been tested more than once). Now, to put that in a proper context lets talk population sizes. Italy has a population of approximately 60,487,062 folks. South Korea has a population of approximately 51,256,628 folks. And, the United States has a population of 330,447,091 folks. Do I need to say anything else…to make the point of how far behind the United States is…in terms of coronavirus testing??? I didn’t think so.
Truly…truly…only God knows…how many folks (thousands upon thousands) are walking around spreading coronavirus…without even knowing it.
You see… With the coronavirus, you can spread it…if you have it…even though you may not be exhibiting any of the symptoms of it. YES! Coronavirus has like a four (4) to five (5) day incubation period. And, it can be soooooooo lethal for older folks and folks with underlying medical issues.
It has only been very recently that Donald Trump’s administration has done anything significant…towards increasing the level of testing done in this country. He signed a bill passed by Congress that puts over 8 billion dollars towards getting testing supplies, protecting frontline workers, paying for testing…etc.
And, you want to know why Trump went along with that??? Hint…it damn sure wasn’t because he was concerned about saving lives (well, with the exception of his own). Since when does a worker of the Devil…give a damn about working for the greater good???
So, let me tell you what this is about for Trump…
Like I said…there is no doubt in my mind that Donald Trump’s weak ass response to the coronavirus outbreak…that everyone has known about since the beginning of January 2020…is due largely in part because he follows his father…the Devil. And, the works of his father…he does!
Over the past several weeks…with the coronavirus spreading throughout the country…the stock market has been like a roller coaster. Up & down. Up & down. And, the down swings have gone so far down…that they have had to pull the emergency brakes during trading…a few times. Meaning??? Meaning… Shit went south…quick…on 3/16/20. CNBC reported … “The wave of selling continued on Monday as stocks cratered with the Dow dropping nearly 13% for its worst day since Black Monday, and its largest point drop in history. The S&P 500 also posted its worst day since Oct. 1987, while the Russell 2,000 and Nasdaq Composite turned in their worst days on record. The selling was sharp and fast. Minutes after the open stocks dropped 8% , triggering a “circuit breaker” and a 15 minute halt in trading.”
So, you see…
Donald Trump has been solely concerned about the coronavirus’ impact on the economy…not, the impact that it is having…& will have…on human beings. This ^%$#* cares about no one…I repeat…no one…but his rotten ass self. He has placed all his political eggs, for getting re-elected, in the basket of having a good economy. If the economy goes south…Trump is thinking… “My ass is gonna get kicked out of the White House.” And, November 2020 is right around the corner.
Remember, know your enemy & you will know what those bastards are up to.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that an enemy of the Heavenly Father gives a shit…about the Father or His children. Workers of the Devil…like Donald Trump & his groveling ass minions, who faithfully do what he says…WILL NOT…look out for the well-being of God’s children. They won’t!
So, in times of joy, as well as, through the trying times that we are in now…look to God, & not man…for your well-being & safety. For, it is only the Heavenly Father who can protect us from the works & wiles of the Devil…not man.
YES…the coronavirus is spreading…like a wildfire…throughout the world. And, YES…the coronavirus will continue to spread for the foreseeable future. And, YES…thanks to the incompetence of Donald Trump’s administration…citizens of the United States will be more at risk than they had to be. More citizens of the United States will die…than had to.
But…the last time I checked…the Heavenly Father is STILL on His Throne!
Have faith…& do not fear. Fear does nothing…but, faith in God…MOVES MOUNTAINS!
Remember, what God tells us…
“14 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, 15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. 16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. 17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me. 18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. 19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? 20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. 21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.” (Matthew 17:14-21)
Beloved “Children of God” … seek God’s face…always.
Iris R. Whiting ©