That no crisis should be “wasted”…..

Tammy Bruce on Fox news: “The CDC reports that in 2020 alone, so far… there have been 18,000 deaths and 32 million infected with the flu in the United States. The Flu, folks! Not Coronavirus/Covid-19/Wuhan’s folly! But where’s the headlines? I wrote this yesterday, and today I saw headlines “Iran and Israel agree on something: The Coronavirus was man made.” Then “China stokes theory that the United States was behind the coronavirus.” Both stories wrote that China and Iran are accusing us of developing this bio weapon against them! They say that what our healthcare officials are calling the flu is really coronavirus (Israel won’t say where they think the virus came from). Ahem, talk about the “pot calling the kettle…….sick.”

In the latest episode of Fox Nation’s “Deep Dive,” Dr. Syra Madad, who is the senior director of the special pathogens program for the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, which is one of the largest public health systems in the U.S., pointed to statistics that show that over 40,000 people have recovered after being diagnosed with coronavirus. A recent article in Slate, written by an emergency medicine physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, noted that “in China, the death rate has been reported as zero in children under 10 and very low, 0.2 percent, in healthy adults.”

Bruce also observed that politicians and the many in the media don’t express the same type of concern over the annual flu season, and for good reason, because there is no reason make Americans to panic. “It is part of life,” said Bruce of the flu. “But we go on. We don’t not go to concerts. We don’t not take public transportation. We don’t not take a flight. We don’t not travel because flu, of course, is a worldwide pandemic effectively. And yet we’re still living our lives.” Much of this comes down to politics, Bruce concluded, “you can’t blame the flu on Donald Trump. He’s powerful, but not that powerful. But you can blame this new thing on him.”

But it’s the crisis du jour, which means headlines, then panic, then headlines about the panic, with photos of empty shelves (in Italy and Iran, but they normally have lots of empty shelves), driving more panic buying, driving more headlines……A run on bottled water toilet paper, for godsakes, TP!! This isn’t an EMP, it’s a virus, it isn’t going to break the electric grid or water treatment plants! Whether global warming climate change, or Covid-19, or wildfires in Australia, or Trump vs. Sanders Bloomberg Yang Klobuchar Warren Butty what have you Biden, there’s always a crisis du jour. Instead of wasting this crisis in hand wringing and buying a squirt bottles of hand sanitizer for $149, get your guns and hunt price gougers! Be useful. Hey, and you climate change extremists, you should be rejoicing if you think this virus will depopulate the earth of human vermin beings. Unless it gets you.

Author: iamcurmudgeon

When I began this blog, I was a 70 year old man, with a young mind and a body trying to recover from a stroke, and my purpose for this whole blog thing is to provoke thinking, to ridicule reflex reaction, and provide a legacy to my children.

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