Monday, April 20, 2020

Covid-19, the Other Killer

By now everyone knows that Covid-19 attacks its victims in their anatomical boiler room - the heart and lungs. But Covid-19 has a new and very dangerous ally. These people, what I like to call the "second wave" lunatics, are all that is needed to take the pandemic to an entirely new level.

By and large they're Trump supporters and, yes, they have signs.

It's people just like these who will set America and perhaps the rest of the world on the road to a second, more deadly, wave of this pandemic.
Conventional wisdom among scientists suggests second waves of resistant infections occur after the capacity for treatment and isolation becomes exhausted. In this case the concern is that the social and political consensus supporting lockdowns is being overtaken by public frustration – which has triggered protests in the US and elsewhere – and the urgent need to reopen economies.
I hope Justin keeps this in mind when Trump comes calling demanding we re-open our borders.


Anonymous said...

I suspect if those lunatics were to drive north from Montana they'd be greeted with the same enthusiasm as Austrians showed when the Germans rolled into Vienna in 1938.


The Disaffected Lib said...

There are some of us who would greet them as champions of liberty, Cap. Hell they've got nothing else to do now that conventional crude, the good stuff, is plummeting to $10.

Lorne said...

Oh Canada. We stand on guard for thee. Let us hope that mantra holds true for our government, as it will be facing intense pressure to open things up, led by Trump's cadre of insane loyalists.

John B. said...

My guess is that Justin will state a face-saver that will make it seem as though he's standing up to Trump. The qualifications will follow only after everybody notices that Trump has had his way.

The Disaffected Lib said...

We live in hope, Lorne, for we have no other choice but to cower in despair.

The Disaffected Lib said...

It is possible, John, that Trump's band of liberty-lovin' racist/fascist/xenophobes may trigger the "second wave" before Justin has to say "no" to Trump.