Trying to do the right thing is popular - Who Knew?

© 2020 Jim Spence - How quickly this nation seemingly turned, following the impeachment proceedings in early February.
It is worth noting that this mess began much earlier. Who knew China dominated the World Health Organization? Who knew the World Health Organization officials would turn out to be bogged down in politics instead of doing their jobs? And how many people know at this stage of the mess that China actually jailed local doctors for reporting the dangers associated with this virus in December? Who knows that in early January the WHO reported that this virus could not be transmitted via human beings?
The rest is history. By the third week of January, the Chinese shut down Wuhan, but it was too late. People travelling to and from Wuhan were moving to other areas of China and the rest of the world carrying a highly contagious virus.
Sadly, the impeachment charade was in its final stages when the WHO finally told the truth about the virus on January 30th. The very next day President Trump blocked all travel to and from China. Astonishingly, Trump did this in the face of filthy charges that he was racist for doing so. These charges were levelled by all leading Democrats and ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, NPR, MSNBC, the New York Times and the Washington Post. They told Americans that Trump did not want to stop the spread of COVID-19, he wanted to lash out at the Chinese because he hates Asians.
It is important to understand the virus was not part of the Democrat’s game plan in late January. Instead, they flailed about on the Senate floor. Senate Democrats never had the votes for a impeachment conviction and they knew it. It was all just show business to drive down Trump’s numbers. It was a spectacular display of not doing their duty. Apparently, the lame effort failed miserably in the middle third of the American electorate, the independents. Trump’s numbers rose steadily as the impeachment fiasco wore on. Independents hate waste.
ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, NPR, MSNBC, the New York Times and the Washington Post Democrats came around on the real threat of COVID-19, but not right away. After Trump initiated travel restrictions to and from hotspots in Europe, Democrats with direct assistance from their media organizations, dialed up the level of xenophobe charges hurled at Trump. However, once Democrats realized the Trump travel bans were saving lives, they changed the subject and accused Trump of being racist for calling the virus the same thing they had back in January……the Chinese Coronavirus.
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Steve Sisolak
As February turned into March and the financial markets got quite roiled, one could visibly see the talking points by Democrats and the media change. Here was the chance to stall the economy and the Trump re-election bid. Their racism charge tactics were gradually replaced by predictions of human and economic catastrophe. All Trump’s fault of course. Suddenly the orange man who was doing everything he could about the virus while being called a racist, wasn’t doing enough.
All of this has become surreal. When Trump mentioned successful preliminary studies using the long-ago FDA approved drug hydroxychloroquine, some Democrats decided to take exception. They ignored the studies and blamed Trump for “creating false hopes.”
Just yesterday there were more incredibly promising results reported by French research epidemiologist Dr. Didier Raoult. It seems that in a second study the encouraging findings of his previously successful hydroxychloroquine study were confirmed. Dr. Raoult administered hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin to 80 patients (his first study involved 40 patients). Raoult now reports improvements in 79 patients. It seems that one case where the drug did not help, involved an extremely ill 86-year-old who already had an advanced form of coronavirus infection. This is good news because in New York, the drug is being used on thousands of patients.
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Gretchen Whitmer
The political aspects of this virus are getting bizarre. The drug is safe and has been approved for treatment of malaria and arthritis for decades. Quite amazingly, there are now two Democrat governors who are, GET THIS, banning the off-label use of this drug, despite FDA clearance for off-label use. This week Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer and Nevada governor Steve Sisolak were actually threatening doctors for treating patients with hydroxychloroquine......while doctors in New York administer tens of thousands of doses of this drug.
As was the case with the Democrat’s impeachment fiasco, Trump’s approval numbers keep edging higher as he continues to try to do the right things to contain the damage being done by this pandemic. These are strange times indeed. It does not seem that Democrats holding elected offices (or working in the media) seem capable of understanding why it is so popular for leaders to stop wasting time and try to do the right thing. It is pretty pitiful.