On January 29, 2020, the editor of Wall Street Rebel, James DiGeorgia, made his first of what be many pleas and reports to our subscriber universe that a virus showing deadly urgency had been detected in Wuhan, China.
It would not be for at least another month that the then President of the United States would announce that there was “Nothing to fear but fear itself.” How many times did we hear it was a ploy of the Democrats to gain an advantage over the president who in turn loudly called the virus, "Fake News."
In late February, by which time the United States had recorded 60 cases of infection, Trump told a White House press briefing: “When you have 15 people … within a couple of days, it’s going to be down to close to zero. That’s a pretty good job we’ve done.”
The following day he returned to the theme, saying: “It’s going to disappear. One day – it’s like a miracle – it will disappear.”
These reports by the president went on and on and on….
January 29, 2020, by James DiGeorgia…. The spread of a fast-moving Coronavirus outside of China is of “grave concern,” and it has prompted the World Health Organization to announced Wednesday it intends to reconvene and hold another emergency meeting this week to decide whether it’s a global health emergency.
Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of WHO’s health emergency program, said at a press conference …
“The Coronavirus has spread to a handful of people through human-to-human contact outside of China.”
The death toll from the Coronavirus has now reached 132 in China, and the total number of cases of the virus reached more than 6,100 worldwide, according to Chinese and international health authorities today. Since the first patient was identified in Wuhan on December 31, 2019, the number of people diagnosed with the virus in China has grown exponentially to more than 6,060. The number of persons infected by the Coronavirus already is exceeding the total number of SARS cases in that China during the 2002-2003 epidemic. There were 5,327 SARS cases in China and 8,000 across the world between November 1, 2002, and July 31, 2003, according to the World Health Organization.
According to the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, the first case of the deadly virus found in Finland on Wednesday was a Chinese traveler from Wuhan, China. The traveler is in isolation in Lapland’s central hospital in northern Finland, it said in a statement, adding some 15 other people may have been exposed.
Let look at today, February 22, 2021, just one year and one month after James DiGeorgia said there was a fast-moving virus that was of grave concern.
Today we mark President Donald Trump’s shameless failure to “preserve, protect and defend” this country and its Constitution by making the grim announcement that the United States of America has reached 500,000 COVID-19 DEATHS.
President Trump will still say to our faces with complete earnest that his endeavors to contain and defeat the virus were a complete success. Trump’s divine reasoning to protect the US’s citizens was to do as little as possible, push for premature re-openings, hide the evidence by discouraging testing and see how many rounds of golf he can get in before his constituents and GOP got wise. We all know that answer. They never got wise, or at least the hundreds of thousands of dead Americans were just not important to them.
We saw a perfect example of this GOP complacency and disregard for American life this past week when Sen. Ted “Cancun” Cruz, one of former Trump’s foremost GOP spokespersons, left for Cancun, Mexico and left his fellow Texans to die in their homes, cars and streets. And Republicans themselves know it, which is why, as Greg Sargent of the Washington Post said, they are resorting to “scorched-earth distraction politics and counter-majoritarian tactics to insulate themselves from accountability.” (Changing course to suck less, of course, was never on the table.)
Let’s not get distracted. There are 500,000 Americans dead from Covid-19 today and instead of lowering the flag for Rush Limbaugh who cheered on the charade and fake news rhetoric, a proper sentiment should be to pray for real Americans who perished as the world watched in dismay.
As US Tops 500,000 Coronavirus Deaths, Reflections On A Grim Milestone | TODAY