April 6, 2020
The biggest question about this Coronavirus hoax is: do the people in the government and media promoting the hoax know that they are promoting a hoax, or are they themselves experiencing a state of mass hysteria?
I do not know the answer.
What I do know is that states do not actually need help from the federal government, because nothing is happening. The hospitals are all empty. They are saying that some mass wave of death is coming, but there is zero reason to believe that is true.
But governors were mad when the smart black guy Surgeon General told them this was like Pearl Harbor and 9/11. Because they… want more stuff.
Republican and Democratic governors alike pushed back, saying the Trump administration had failed to mount the kind of national coordinated response needed to address the crisis and that shortages of tests, ventilators and protective equipment for physicians persisted.
“This is ludicrous,” said Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington, a Democrat. “The surgeon general referred to Pearl Harbor. Can you imagine if Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, ‘We’ll be right behind you, Connecticut. Good luck building those battleships?’”
Gov. John Bel Edwards of Louisiana, one of the areas of the South hit hardest by the virus, said the state’s medical resources would be overwhelmed in less than a week without an influx of federal aid.
“We now think it’s probably around the 9th of April before we exceed our ventilator capacity, based on the current number on hand, and that we’re a couple of days behind that on ICU bed capacity being exceeded,” he said on CNN‘s “State of the Union.”
Governors’ long-simmering frustration has erupted in recent days as the death toll from the virus has increased and the Trump administration has moved to imply that it’s not the federal government’s responsibility to ensure that states have the resources they need and is instead a “backstop” to states leaders’ own efforts.
Leaving states on their own, however, has had serious consequences. Many governors say they’ve been forced to bid against one another, the federal government and other countries for supplies on the open market and pay exorbitant rates for basic protective gear.
“It literally is a global jungle that we’re competing in now,” Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas, a Republican, said on “Meet the Press” on Sunday. “I’d like to see a better way, but that’s the reality in which we are.”
Gov. J.B. Pritzker of Illinois blasted Trump in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” telling host Jake Tapper that Trump “does not understand the word ‘federal.’”
“If he were right, why would we ever need a Federal Emergency Management Agency? It’s because individual states can’t possibly do what the federal government can do,” the Democratic governor said. “We don’t have a Defense Production Act. There’s no way that we could stockpile in anticipation of a pandemic that no one anticipated. And yet the federal government is responsible for doing precisely that.”
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan similarly expressed frustration that the U.S. has no national strategy. The current “patchwork based on whomever the governor is,” Whitmer said, is “creating a more porous situation where Covid-19 will go longer and more people will get sick and sadly more lives may get lost.“
“That’s precisely why I think we all have to do our jobs. We are not one another‘s enemies,” Whitmer, a Democrat, told host Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.” “The enemy is Covid-19, and it has to be all hands on deck from the federal level to the state level to the local level. And that‘s precisely what we’re trying to do because Covid-19, as I said, doesn’t discriminate on party line or state line, and that’s why we have to have a national strategy, and we all have to be working on the same team.”
This is all just an attack on Donald Trump.
Or, it is a result of mass hysteria, and these governors are in a state of temporary insanity and they believe a crisis is happening when it isn’t.
It doesn’t really matter.
Nothing bad is going to happen with this virus, and the bad that is going to happen when it’s over is going to happen no matter what. This is all just on a path that has already been determined, and all of the discussion of it is just boring.
Even scoring points against Trump is pointless, because all of this is going to be forgotten as soon as people realize what we’ve all done.