March 2, 2020
We’re reaching levels of dust-biting that shouldn’t even be possible.
This dust-biting is just getting started.
A second person has died from the coronavirus in King County, near Seattle, Washington, authorities have confirmed.
The victim was a man in his 70s with an underlying health condition who was being treated at Evergreen Health hospital in Kirkland, the same facility at which a man in his 50s died late on Friday.
Meanwhile, authorities have said three more people in Washington have tested positive for Covid-19, a man in his 70s, a woman in her 80s and another woman in her 90s.
Health officials have been testing 50 people who have been suffering from respiratory illnesses at an elderly care home in the area. Two of the first people people confirmed to have the coronavirus are connected to the home, one a resident and one an employee.
Earlier it was announced that the first case of the deadly virus had been confirmed in New York. A woman in her late thirties who recently travelled to Iran was being quarantined in her home, according to the New York Times.
Yes, of course it is in New York, and of course there are going to be many more cases. We’re probably going to get a situation much worse than the one in China, as we do not have the ability to quarantine cities, because our country does not have any form of social cohesion.
I’ve already said literally everything there is to say about this: it was absurdly unnecessary to allow this virus to spread out of control like this.
It did not have to happen. It happened because for whatever reason, Donald Trump decided to not close the border.
If this drags on into the election, how absolutely poorly Donald Trump dealt with the problem is going to be a major issue. Of course, every Democrat would have done the same thing and refused to quarantine “because it’s racist.” But Trump is the one who made that decision.