Friday, May 15, 2020

The Lancet - Trump is "Inconsistent and Incoherent."

The prestigious British medical journal, The Lancet, isn't pulling any punches.
Americans must put a president in the White House come January, 2021, who will understand that public health should not be guided by partisan politics,” said the journal, which was founded in Britain in 1823.

The strongly worded critique highlights mounting frustration with the administration’s response among some of the world’s top medical researchers. It’s not uncommon for medical journals to run signed editorials that take political stances, but rarely do publications use the full weight of their editorial boards to call for a president to be voted out of office.
The authors accused the administration of undermining some of the CDC’s top officials, saying the agency “has seen its role minimised and become an ineffective and nominal adviser.” They noted that the agency, which is supposed to be the primary contact for health authorities during crises, has been hamstrung by years of budget cuts. The editorial said the administration left an “intelligence vacuum” in China when it pulled the last CDC officer from the country in July 2019.


Anonymous said...

It's amazing, isn't it, that every damn country in the world knows the US has blown it big time on the plague? And by US, I mean Trump - he's Idiot-in-Chief. For that man, black is white, green is yellow, and standing on your head while uttering inanities is leadership which has been Great, the best ever seen since the world began.

It's like when we were kids in a classroom, and someone let a giant fart go. Didn't take the kids long to figure out who the culprit was and where the smell was coming from. In this case, the big idiotic bully in the class is the culprit, and instead of admitting it, he threatens to beat everyone else up for pointing out the obvious it was him. Instead he says it was that other big dope in the classroom who let a big fart go yesterday and actually admitted it, so all of the kids should get together and beat them up. Or else, he'll let a real rip snorter off.

That's where the world stands today. Trump cuts WHO funding, claims none of anything about the internal US disaster is his fault, cannot recall anything his advisers told him months ago about getting ready for the virus, fires those same people for even mentioning that they sent him memos, does bugger all to back up laid-up/off workers to help them survive, waves his hands around and misdirects failed domestic policy and inaction on a foreign country, China.

As the Guardian coverage of the UK CV-19 situation points out, Boris the Bozo as they now call him, and Trump's single mean and vicious little sidekick in the world besides the omnipresent Israel, yips away frantically agreeing it's China's fault while wildly mismanaging England this week. The Health Boards of the NHS running Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland distance themselves from English rules and basically tell Boris to eff off.

So we are being told we MUST believe the giant lie that it was external forces that directed useless or non-existent internal policies in the US and the UK. Or else.

Idiocy so transparently obvious, that literally force may be applied to yesterday's sinner to hammer home an incorrect point. Believe me or die is Trump's message. Gee, thanks, says the world. Thought control by fiat, not even subtle. The US lives inside the Looking Glass in a different world and insists everyone join them. Or else.


The Disaffected Lib said...

Hi, BM. Fintan O'Toole wrote a powerful piece in the Irish Times about how the world no longer admires/envies or loves/hates America.

“Over more than two centuries, the United States has stirred a very wide range of feelings in the rest of the world: love and hatred, fear and hope, envy and contempt, awe and anger. But there is one emotion that has never been directed towards the US until now: pity.”