| COVID PATIENT being attended to (courtesy of the site)|
Early on, it was proven that the most vulnerable were the elderly in nursing homes. Right then, family could have taken their loved ones out of nursing homes and brought them home. However, if they didn't have the space to properly QUARANTINE their loved one from catching it from a family member, then that wouldn't work either. COVID-19 was an incredible risk. The possibility of death was high the older one was.
At the time much was uncertain about COVID-19. This was known by scientists and epidemiologists: it was 10X more infectious than the flu. It targeted the elderly in nursing homes. After further investigations, it was understood that asymptomatics from the community who worked in nursing homes or for nursing homes were the greatest spreaders to nursing homes.
|New York Governor Andrew Cuomo during a briefing (courtesy of the site)|
Early on, Cuomo called for everyone to wear masks; he quarantined the elderly in nursing homes; he tested staff and nursing home clients. Until it was understood that asymptomatics brought it in from community spread, the X factor of why the elderly died was unanswered. Thus, the higher the infection rate in the community, the greater the community spread and the greater the likelihood of COVID entering nursing homes and killing the elderly residents there. And the greater the likelihood that elderly in the community, and not in nursing homes, regardless of their prior health, would catch COVID and die from it.
Community spread is directly related to the death of the elderly whether in or out of nursing homes. Thus, the higher the infection rate in the community, the greater the likelihood of the elderly dying whether within or without nursing homes. To stop the death of the elderly in or out of nursing homes, one must lower the community spread, lower the infection rates in the community.
SO. WHY WOULD ANYONE THINK THAT BREATHING THE AIR, DOING NOTHING TO STOP THE SPREAD, TELLING THE SOCIETY TO INTENTIONALLY CATCH COVID-19 WOULD PREVENT THE ELDERLY FROM GETTING IT AND DYING FROM IT, WHETHER IN OR OUTSIDE OF NURSING HOMES?
Well, that's what the Republicans and Trump were saying and encouraging: no mask wearing, having superspreader rallies and events, opening up everything, not doing a lot of testing, tracing, monitoring of those who had COVID. IN OTHER WORDS, DOING LITTLE TO CONTAIN THE COMMUNITY SPREAD MEANT THEY WOULD BE KILLING THEIR OLD PEOPLE IN AND OUTSIDE OF NURSING HOMES. DID ANYONE CARE?
THE BLUE STATES CARED. TRUMP/REPUBLICANS ONLY CARED ABOUT THE 2020 ELECTION.
January 6th insurrection at the Capitol, QAnon Trumper (courtesy of the site)
These facts were known around May when New York, through the guidance of Governor Cuomo and his brilliant COVID TASK FORCE had brought the infection rate from the highest in the world to the third lowest in the country. But Trump was not interested in facts. He wanted the illusion of the economy and everything else to be normal. In April, "Open" and "FREEDOM" became the QAnon, Trumper, white supremacist domestic terrorist militia mantras, so much so that armed domestic terrorists stormed state capitols demanding the governors stop the lockdowns with Trump chanting in concert to "free the people." The riot factor was so bad that Michigan militias stormed the Lansing, Michigan Capitol building, breached it and took possession until Governor Whitmer called in the National Guard to end it.
Little did any of us know that this was a dry run for Trump's inciting the January 6th riot at the US Capitol, attempting to free himself from the impending doom to follow months afterward in the coming indictments against him over a myriad of crimes he committed before, during and after being in office. His loss of the election of 2020 removed him from sheltering in a lockdown under the twisted Executive Privilege notion which should have been challenged, that "a sitting president cannot be criminally tried for his crimes." BUNK!
Now that Trump is OUT, he is being investigated for many crimes including election fraud in Georgia, and extensive financial fraud including tax fraud and campaign finance fraud in New York. Finally, in New York, his taxes (thanks to the Supreme Court) will be subpoenaed by DA Cyrus Vance of the Manhattan DAs office. However, Trump and his lackeys are ranging for revenge against New York State's Governor Cuomo. See yesterday's article for an in-depth discussion of this.
| Governor Andrew Cuomo at a Coronavirus briefing (courtesy of the site)|
Trump and the GOP, in love with the idea of herd immunity had Scott Atlas, the "herd immunity king" take a key part in the Trump Administration COVID-19 response. The COVID-19 rates rose as Trump and the GOP held superspreader events and rallies and "breathed the air." COVID-19 spread in the communities across the nation gaining higher and higher infection rates. One has only to look at WORLDOMETER statistics to gain an understanding about which states had/have high infection rates. New York, slammed in the Spring of 2020, controlled its rate in the summer and brought it to under 1% with a few days of NO DEATHS. No other RED STATE did that.
But that was hard to monitor because Trump made sure to have RED STATE governors quash the number of deaths, active cases and positivity rates. All of this is changing under President Joe Biden Jr. and his team. Once they straightens out the horror that Trump left with his herd immunity policy and abdication of leadership the last 8 months of his presidency regarding mitigating COVID-19 and establishing a well organized vaccine rollout, the Biden administration will assess the numbers in each of the states.
|Boogaloo Bois, etc. "protesting" the lockdown in Lansing, Michigan in April (courtesy of the site)|
The Swedish herd immunity followed by lobbyist Scott Atlas was a canard. First, we do not have socialized medicine. Second, Sweden's population is around 10 million. Ours is 334 million. Third, we have a multicultural society; the demographics have no relation to Sweden. So the idea to use herd immunity was predicated, not because of the similarities between Sweden and the US, but because Trump was concerned about reelection and he was lazy and incompetent to lead. The economy was his "Ace in the Hole." With ignorance, he equated Wall Street with the economy, whereas Main Street was largely forgotten. The economy is both.
Since the pandemic, businesses, restaurants, mom and pop shops in cities and small towns have been badly hit and most have gone under, no thanks to Trump's corrupt management of the PPP which gave huge loans to the wealthy and stiffed everyone else. Millions and millions are out of work; the Main Street economy was and still is smoking like the aftermath of a California wildfire.
| Trump and Putin at Helsinki, "All Roads Lead to Moscow" (courtesy of the site)|
This is outrageously hypocritical in light of Trump and RED STATE governors' "herd immunity" policies and complete incompetence and depraved indifference with regard to MITIGATING the COMMUNITY SPREAD of COVID-19 with their delinquent actions. They refused to enforce mask wearing. They allowed "open" economies without social distancing or masking. They encouraged folks to gather in crowds, bars and restaurants and superspreader events to "breathe the air." They justified these actions by saying everyone should get COVID-19 to breathe the air; this was after they promulgated that COVID-19 was a hoax/the flu/an exaggeration.
This is a blueprint for how to spread death in a pandemic the likes of COVID-19. It's an easy equation.The higher the infection rates, the greater is the community spread. The greater the community spread is, the greater the likelihood of COVID to spread to nursing homes, brought in by asymptomatic and symptomatic staff who need to work to pay the rent. The greater the likelihood of COVID spread in nursing homes, the higher is the death rate in nursing homes.
| VP Mike Pence, SWAT Team (note the "Q" on the quy on the left) Florida (courtesy of the site)|
That the RED STATES, TRUMP, RED UBER RIGHT WING MEDIA, QANON CONSPIRACIES, TRUMPERS, MILITIAS, KKK, WHITE SUPREMACISTS ON LONG ISLAND AND ELSEWHERE IN NEW YORK STATE AND ACROSS THE NATION COULD LAUD POLICIES OF HERD IMMUNITY AND SACRIFICING THE ELDERLY TO OPEN THE ECONOMY THEN TURN AROUND AND SLAM GOVERNOR CUOMO AND OTHER GOVERNORS FOR THEIR MASK MANDATES, CAUTION ABOUT OPENING THE ECONOMY TOO SOON AND RESTRICTIONS TO SAVE LIVES...THEN SPEAK ABOUT NURSING HOME DEATHS???? THIS IS A MONSTROUS HYPOCRISY.
The hypocrisy screams to GOD AND THE HEAVENS. Investigate, by all means. But you who are without sin, among you, RED STATES, GOVERNORS, REPUBLICANS? You are innocent? No! Cast the first stone, immersed in your own guilt. THE RED STATE active COVID cases on Worldometer speak volumes. INVESTIGATE YOUR OWN NEGLIGENCE IN NURSING HOMES, RED STATES. You have high infection rates in your communities without doing due diligence in mitigating the spread. That means for a fact, your nursing home deaths are in tandem, high. And it means your elderly deaths outside of nursing homes are high.
CALLING ON RED STATES. Where are your investigations? Where are your people clamoring about nursing home malfeasance? Your policy of herd immunity was and still is indecent, monstrous, cruel and hateful to the elderly in and out of nursing homes. HYPOCRISY? Yes OAN, FOX, SPUTNIK, TRUMPERS, DOMESTIC WHITE SUPREMACIST TERRORISTS, SOON TO BE INDICTED TRUMP, ROBERT MERCER'S PARLER, BREITBART, NYP AND ALL RIGHT-WING LYING FANATICS WHO CONDONED THE DEATH OF THE ELDERLY FOR THE SAKE OF TRUMP WINNING THE ELECTION. Report your numbers RED STATES without obfuscation, if you dare. Bill Barr only asked for a report of BLUE STATES in the summer to LEVERAGE FOR TRUMP AGAINST THE TERRIBLE JOB HE KNEW HE WAS DOING. And then Bill Barr was fired because he was unable to stomach Trump's lawbreaking and intimidation and violence in his urge to overthrow the election of JOE BIDEN JR.'S WIN.
|Scott Atlas, former President Trump's coronavirus advisor|