Sometimes, headlines in the news are so predictable that they don’t even come as a shock. A member of the Trump inner circle, a circle that includes Trump’s immediately family, getting the coronavirus is not nearly as surprising as it should be since the president and his son have been so dismissive of how serious this virus really is.
The news comes on the same day that the Trump administration decided that their new strategy would be to tell Americans that they will need to “learn to live with it,” abandoning the hope that the virus would go away in time for the November elections or that it will just “disappear.” Of course, this response doesn’t take into account the long-term damage to the lungs that COVID-19 can cause, and while the administration is touting the lower death rate than was reported previously, 130,000 people are now dead. Families will lose loved ones that didn’t have to die if the response to the virus had followed CDC guidelines.
NBC News reports that:
‘President Donald Trump’s top advisers plan to argue, the country must figure out how to press forward despite it. Therapeutic drugs will be showcased as a key component for doing that and the White House will increasingly emphasize the relatively low risk most Americans have of dying from the virus, officials said.’
Trump Jr. and Giulfoyle were spotted at a maskless party in Bridgehampton on June 27, just six days ago. They were also present at the president’s rally in Tulsa, Arizona. Former presidential candidate Herman Cain was there with them, tweeting pictures of himself and the crowd with no masks on, and is now hospitalized with the virus. Trump’s ego, and his followers willingness to feed it, are causing the virus to spread and get worse.
Their dismissal of the seriousness of the virus has also affected people who have no choice but to be affected. Members of the Secret Service have been reported as suffering from the virus at a fairly high rate. Vice President Pence’s trip to Arizona, a hotspot for the virus, was delayed when members of the Secret Service became ill with COVID-19.
Twitter wasn’t all that sympathetic to the woman who has insinuated that COVID-19 was a “hoax.” Read some of their comments below:
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