Saturday, July 25, 2020

Pandemic Saturday

New worldwide record numbers for the past week.  
1,686,539 new cases and 43,183 deaths
...and I get this in my the email bullshit folder:

Together We Can Make Americans Free Again
During the contrived COVID-19 debacle, the liberties and freedoms of Americans have been taken away with breathtaking speed, and are still limited, even in states that claim to be reopening their economies. The size of gatherings is prescribed by the government. Businesses are expected to limit the amount of time customers can spend in stores. Children are required to wear masks at school, if they can even go to school. People are unable to visit their family members in nursing homes and hospitals; and even to be with them when dying.
In some states, conditions are even worse. Some cities are locked down for the rest of the summer. Restaurants are asked to collect names and phone numbers of patrons in case needed for contact tracing. People have been told that they cannot leave the house without being tested for COVID-19, and centers have been set up to quarantine children away from their families.
We all have seen significant evidence showing that the “end game” is mandatory testing, contact tracing, and vaccines with technology allowing law enforcement to determine who is and is not permitted to leave the house, shop, work, or go to school.
This is like a dystopian nightmare from which we can’t wake up.
But if we are smart and organized we can
make our people free again!

My reply to this email:
Contrived Covid-19 debacle?  The real truth is..."The liberties and freedoms of Americans that were taken away with breathtaking speed"  were too little / too late and reopening came far too soon.  Had the world taken more drastic steps early on such as zero non-essential interstate and country to country travel, this pandemic would be fading away by now.  The spike in the worldwide infection and death rates since easing restrictions is not a lie contrived by some nefarious group to control the population - it is a cold, hard fact.  Ignorant/selfish people believing stupid conspiracy theories (or anything Donald Trump says) are going to be the doom of this country and the world.  You are playing a very dangerous game by spreading this nonsense.

Note: Any Trump supporters or conspiracy theorists 
that would care to debate this - 
Don't bother, you'll just look stupid.


Marlin Andrus said...

Unfortunately John you are right on.

Dale said...

Trump has fired up the crazies that were left behind during the awakening. How high do we have to stack corpses before they realize we must be of one accord to end this virus.

Steve said...

If there are any doubters, look at what New Zealand did. They are now Covid free because they have leadership, and they put the welfare of their neighbors and their country over their own wants. Put on a mask, social distance, wash your hands and don't be an asshole.

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