This has got to be one of the craziest theories I’ve heard: that other lands are throwing themselves into chaos, destroying their economies, killing their own citizens by the thousands, because they want to attempt to influence the internal politics of a country on the other side of the planet?

What moron would believe such a thing?

Your doctor is spot on. As I check this morning, that’s 11 000 cases and counting. It’s one thing to have a few cases, but when local health facilities are overwhelmed, the bodies are going to pile up outside.

All those people who took Don Trump’s advice that it wasn’t a big thing, business as normal, it would all go away soon, now is a good time to buy stocks etc. etc. They did nothing about preparing themselves, taking precautions, for weeks and weeks.

Now, Trump’s appallingly bad leadership is coming home. The clip I find interesting is this one from February, where he (incorrectly) claims there are only 15 cases in America and they are all getting better under his superb leadership, as opposed to Italy, which he mentions with a sorrowful shake of his head. Right now, America is in a worse place, like about 25 times as bad, as Italy was then.

These cases are all progressing on a curve. 33% increase a day. Doctors are a fixed resource, supplies of essential medical supplies are dwindling. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that some bad times are ahead.


Britni Pepper has always enjoyed telling stories. About people, places and pleasures.

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