There’s no way to make our response as a nation as led by Donald Trump to COVID-19 ok.
The USA has succeeded in many things in its life but this is not one of them.
One of the top jobs of a president is to be the figurehead – responsible for all that happens under his care and guidance.
This means he gets to gloat for the good but have to suck it up for the bad, even though we know a President isn’t responsible for all that much except maybe tone.
We failed in our response. That’s not over politicized that’s fact.
I’m not focused on the president here but some of the splatter is going to end up on him as also governors and our general compassion as a nation that’s been lacking.
This is amazing research although I’m not entirely sure what to take from it.
Is it wrong to say President Trump is the leading cause of death in the United States of America?
Statistically new deaths? Maybe. There was no covid-19 last year and in theory our response could have been much better.
Compared to standard diseases? No but subtract them and it paints a different picture of newly perished.
If it is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States…
And it was not a cause of death at any point in time in human history prior to this…
How can we compare them?
If it is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, could have been the 50th leading cause of death?
Why is it in the top 10 and not elsewhere?
Could it have been?
Time is streaming, ongoing. Breaks in the timestream are events which have consequences. Some breaks in the timestream create more unexpected branches than other breaks do.
What I see in those statistics are not statistics for the Spanish Flu, 1919.
It is a current, ongoing part of our timestream.
You’re acknowledging that and I see that you make mention of it.
But, it really has the feel of whataboutism. “See this heart disease over here? Still worse”.
Are there decisions that can be made TODAY that can prevent statistics that future Jera Wolfe show puts Covid-19 as only #3 in a top 10 list?
I was misunderstanding Jera’s direction. It’s different from mine. He’s coming from and going to a place I can’t. He’s making a different kind of stand, one that I can’t relate to fully but I’m going to accept it for the moment. Different place, different journey, evidence used for a different purpose. So, the best I can do is say thank you.