Thursday, June 18, 2020

Pay attention...

I have been following this very carefully for 90 days.  FYI - the worldwide daily infection rate is going up - especially since everything has been reopening.  A major spike yesterday - higher than anything seen so far.  Over 1 million new infections worldwide in the past week.    For those of you don't see that as a problem because you think it is merely due to more testing - what that actually means is the pandemic is far worse than believed.  And if you still think it isn't a problem because your locality isn't seeing much action...keep in mind this worldwide pandemic all started with just one case in China and sooner than later it is going to hit home for you.  In the last week alone, Brewster County, Texas (where I live) was relatively unscathed with only one case and suddenly has 18 confirmed cases since things started to open up.  Meanwhile Donald Chump has stated: "We are going to put out the fires.  We're not going to close the country again.  We can put out the fires".  I don't know about you - but I smell smoke and all I have seen so far is our president fanning the flames.  The narcissistic idiot hell bent on getting reelected is about to hold a rally with 20,000 attendees (ignoring the advice of health officials) in a state that is seeing an increase in the infection rate.  (It should be noted that all attendees must sign a waiver admonishing the venue and the president of any liability if they contract the virus there.)  After the first confirmed case in the US, the president said on January 22, "We have it totally under control.  It's one person coming in from China.  We have it under control.  It's going to be just fine."  Tell that to the over 100,000 people who have died in the US so far.  96,100,67,0,B

25 comments:

Don Brodie said...

I have followed your blog for years but after your post today I won't be back, sad that you refer to the leader of our Nation as a Chump...........

don

John Wells said...

Sorry to hear that you choose to simply ignore all the BS that comes out of Chump's mouth - especially when it comes to what he has told the American people about the pandemic. Good luck moving on to following a blog that believes his endless lies.

Penelope said...

I am so glad to see you calling attention to the alarming spread of this horrible disease and the idiot in the Whitehouse. How can anyone not see that he knows he is going down in flames and plans to take as many people as he can with him. Putin is playing him like a cheap banjo. I don't know how anyone cannot see how insane Chump is. The GOP is complicit. I will vote for Biden even if he chooses Daisy Duck as a running mate.

MountainManMike said...

Chump does not do him justice. I think conman is more accurate.

Knothead said...

I've been reading your blog for years and I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who can see this light coming down the tunnel. It's going to be a train wreck. I've been conservative all of my life (54 years so far) but,this stable genius is about to lead 20,000 of his dearest disciples into a petri dish. I feel kinda bad that I don't really care what they do to themselves however, when they get sick and then spread the virus further, they will clog the hospitals and the rest of us will suffer because of their foolishness. The funny thing is, there are a lot of people who claim that there is no virus. I bet they go to the hospital when they get sick.

Knothead said...

At 54 years, I have never once voted for a Democrat. This year I will break that streak and vote for Biden.

4pipes said...

Spot on, John.

remmij said...

TX
from here:
Axios

JudithK said...

Yes. We are lucky in this country to have reliable health departments in our counties who are charged with public health, and who take that charge seriously and report reliable numbers to the best of their ability. As a fellow Texas resident, I have been very proud of my county health department and the local city officials. I don't like seeing the numbers, and I don't like seeing so many people ignoring them, but at least we can tell what's happening if we are interested.
I've been looking at/reading your blog since shortly after you began, and have been impatient with you from time to time, but certainly not today.

bunker_man said...

Sorry John, you've been social distancing too long.

WAGG said...

Problem is Biden does not even know what day it is. Not to mention he is a criminal. I have met the man in a restaurant, most arrogant POS i have ever met. You want a train wreck for this country vote for him and see what happens.

Margery Billd said...

TY for the interesting post. I already had the virus a few months ago when the announcement came out. I was too sick to even be able to get to the hospital (thank goodness) and had a lot of over the counter meds (thera flue, mucinex, pep to bismol, nasal spray, aspirin, etc. and kleenex). I emptied all the bottles and bought more to use after I saw the physicians assistant 5 days later when I could get up. He said there was nothing he could do for me and I was still so sick but turning. I asked for something to dry up the chest fluid which he gave me and went home to cough and sleep some more. Fortunately I am very healthy with a good heart and not on pills (only one for cholesterol). I am 81. I isolated completely.

John Wells said...

WAGG...contrary to what you may have read (and what keeps being repeated over and over), Biden does not have dementia, nor is he a criminal. And do you actually think he is more arrogant than Trump? Trump is the worst train wreck of a president we have ever had.

Ron Dame said...

John I have followed you for many years and have enjoyed and contributed a time or two. But all a sudden you have turned political, if you want to have a political blog say so. I will miss pictures of Ben, the wild burros and rabbits, however I will not miss the watch repairing (watching paint dry) and the new political rants.

LeoinSA said...

So many odd reactions from long time blog readers. It's almost like they are knee-jerk defending their personal world view from attack by verifiable facts based on observed actions.

I can't help but wonder if these same sorts of personalities – those that defend fascist behavior by so-called leaders – would have cheered the Romans for crucifying Jesus?

John Wells said...

Ron Dame...Don't leave yet! I have an hour long watch repair video coming up soon that you are going to just love.

Steve said...

You think this is bad? LOL! Just wait for the second wave. This trump rally promises to be a magnificent COVID vector. Oh, herd immunity? Ask Sweden how that's working out.

I told my family back in March that there will be at least 2 million dead in the US before this is over given the top down lack of leadershp. I'm sticking with that, although the new dex therapy may tamp that number down a little.

WAGG said...

John, We all have different opinions. You know what they say about opinions. I will agree to disagree. Like your blog, have been following it for a long time. Hope it does not become political like everything else in this country has. Firm believer in live and let live.

John Wells said...

WAGG...what part of the increase in the global infection rate, the number of deaths in the US, and the factual quotes from Donald Trump do you disagree with?

WAGG said...

Not disagreeing with anything concerning the pandemic. The only opinion I disagree with is concerning Joe Biden. I am not a forever Trumper either.

John Wells said...

Unfortunately, Joe Biden is our only hope at this point. Just pray he doesn't take on Elizabeth Warren as his VP because that will seal his doom and any chance we have of getting rid of Trump.

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Antidesign said...

..rading comments here, comes to my mind, do I, an European have to teach you about tolerance and pluralism? Heated attitudes, why not accept that people have different opinions. Their opinions come from their experiences, different people make different experiences, so different people have different opinions. I wont dislose my opionion on the current president, because who cares anyways. Life has much more to offer than bogus politics...

MsBelinda said...

I have to agree with you John, while I am not all in on Biden I certainly do not want to give this administration a second term...that would be the end of our democracy!

I have been following John's blog for over a decade and I laugh at all these people that say they will no longer read you...names I have NEVER heard of before make even ONE comment!

Please do not make me laugh...John has over 3.8 million views...and you think not reading him anymore is going to make a dent in his following? Think again, guys!!!

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