In 2020, 3.4 million people in the United States died. That’s a lot more American deaths than in 2016 or 2017. This year 2022, which is almost over, it should be roughly the same.
Each of these deaths affects spouses, significant others, adult children, relatives, and work colleagues. Yet, as in every U.S. election except the 2020 presidential election in which Covid-19 was the big issue, their life-and-death struggles and their deaths’ impact (financial, emotional) on their families and friends have been rudely ignored by officeholders and candidates, Democrats as well as Republicans.
In 2020, Covid-19 and the way the Trump regime criminally mishandled it was the overriding issue, and the background issue. As the challenger in 2020, Joe Biden, in one of his televised debates with Trump, pointed out that Trump’s Covid-19 denialism and inaction (no lockdowns, no mandates on masks or distancing) resulted in the deaths of more than 220,000 Americans. Biden argued that “anyone that is responsible for that many deaths should not remain as president of the United States of America.”
Just two years later, many Americans living in the Republic of Amnesia have forgotten how Trump was rightly and roundly condemned for refusing to order a national Covid lockdown, for not nationally mandating masks and physical distancing.
Remember when New York governor Mario Cuomo and California governor Gavin Newsom ordered lockdowns and mandated masks and distancing, they were lauded as heroes and profiles in courage by the New York Times, the L.A. Times, the Washington Post, CNN, and much of the EU media.
But now? Just a mere two years later? Covid-19 has been erased as a political issue. The powers that be declare by fiat that we are now in a new era; we are now “living with Covid.” Despite the fact that more almost 70,000 Americans have died of Covid since Biden celebrated the grim milestone of one million U.S. deaths.
Washington’s attempt to eradicate Covid-19 by fiat has failed. An average day still sees 300 to 400 Americans still dying of Covid. In other words, every ten days, the deaths from “living with Covid” is more than the deaths the U.S. suffered in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
It won’t be long before 100,000 more Americans (on top of a million) die needlessly of the coronavirus which impertinently refuses to follow Washington’s decree under Biden to banish it. Despite the advent of Covid vaccines, and booster shots galore, which Trump and Biden both hoped against hope would be the magic bullet and the quick fix, we’re still being hunted by Covid.
And people with heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and obesity are particularly vulnerable.
But apparently, it’s not a political issue!
What should Americans do to change this unacceptable situation?
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