President Donald Trump still fails to grasp the basics of the Coronavirus pandemic. This Saturday afternoon, he self-confidently posted on Twitter that an increase in Coronavirus testing capacity across the U.S. was supposedly the reason for a recent spike in confirmed Coronavirus cases across the country. He spoke with the delusional self-confidence of someone who may have thought that he alone knew the truth while everyone around him languished in darkness. He was wrong — plain and simple. The rate of growth in Coronavirus cases has been increasing faster than the rate of new testing in many areas of the U.S.
‘Cases, Cases, Cases! If we didn’t test so much and so successfully, we would have very few cases. If you test 40,000,000 people, you are going to have many cases that, without the testing (like other countries), would not show up every night on the Fake Evening News. In a certain way, our tremendous Testing success gives the Fake News Media all they want, CASES. In the meantime, Deaths and the all important Mortality Rate goes down. You don’t hear about that from the Fake News, and you never will. Anybody need any Ventilators???’
….In a certain way, our tremendous Testing success gives the Fake News Media all they want, CASES. In the meantime, Deaths and the all important Mortality Rate goes down. You don’t hear about that from the Fake News, and you never will. Anybody need any Ventilators???
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 4, 2020
He is incorrect and sounds like he has no idea what he’s talking about. If the U.S. wound down the level of its Coronavirus testing, the cases would still be there. Health authorities would simply no longer be able to track and curtail the spread of the virus, which has killed around 130,000 Americans as of this weekend. Within the current testing regimen, the portion of tests coming back positive has been majorly spiking in some areas of the country. If the virus was actually contained, then as tests increase, the portion of them coming back positive should go down. In some areas, it’s not – it’s going up.
It’s important to note – while the overall number of Coronavirus deaths has been decreasing recently, it’s still at the terrible level of hundreds a day. Additionally, deaths tend to lag behind new cases, so cases could spike a couple of weeks before deaths did. In the meantime, hospitals in areas like Arizona and Texas are facing strain from the high levels of need – and Trump delusionally ignores all of these issues.
Check out Twitter’s response below:
This is proof that Trump doesn’t care about human lives. He just cares about his own political well being.
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) July 4, 2020
NEW YORK: MORE TESTING, FEWER CASES
In regions where the virus is UNDER CONTROL, there are very few cases to identify & that is the ideal scenario. In NY (where the virus is under control), testing has increased over time (blue) but the # of positive cases has declined (yellow). pic.twitter.com/hZBlomy1lc
— MURRAY 🗽 (@murray_nyc) July 4, 2020
His ignorance is astounding 🤦🏼♂️
— Rick (@VoteBlueNov3rd) July 4, 2020
Trump testing logic: https://t.co/qThbivYqtC
— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) July 4, 2020
President continues to treat a horrible pandemic, over 130,000 *confirmed* dead, as a political or messaging problem: we need PPE, testing & tracing, social distancing & quarantine protocols, not more propaganda.
— David Rothschild (@DavMicRot) July 4, 2020
So much winning! We can count r allies on 2 hand,no that’s enemies. R deficit used to be manageable, not now. We can pass useful bills for all Americans, no Repub Sen. won’t. We use Sci, no fired them, We go by EPA, fired them, impartial SCOTUS, not so much, no one works for US!
— Lorraine Brown (@labsandy12) July 4, 2020
For the president, ignorance is bliss. If he doesn’t have the facts, he can believe whatever he wants.
Parents experience this magical thinking in children as a normal developmental phase that gives way to facing the challenges of living in reality.
In short, Trump is a child.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) July 4, 2020
It’s bewildering, the shite that Trump bloke comes out with daily. I guess if he repeats it often enough, Republicans will eventually believe it. There’s no need. They are stupid enough to believe him first time.
— subzero creative (@SubzeroCreative) July 4, 2020
Who else can they get their racist ignorant base to rally around? Ted Cruz? Mitt Romney? They went all in with Trump. They can’t back out now. Vote against any and all Republicans.
— Jerr Bear (@JerrBea88279704) July 4, 2020
— Janet Johnson (@JJohnsonLaw) July 4, 2020
Positivity rates are up. Hospitalizations are up. ICUs are approaching capacity. This is because of spread of coronavirus, not because of increased testing capacity.
— Miranda Yaver (@mirandayaver) July 4, 2020