“I say we’re learning to live with it. We have no choice.” With these words, President Donald Trump has shown himself to be the Marie Antoinette of our times, and the pandemic is his own garish Versailles. The rot enveloping him, literally infecting himself and his closest aides, has only been made worse by his own words and action.
I didn’t and I’m in Texas. Our hospitals are at the breaking point. In El Paso there are *10* refrigerated trucks full of dead Covid patients. Others are being sent directly to the morgue.They have now set up tents to hold the Covid patients.😷💯😞💔— Gayla Mixon (@gayla_mixon) November 13, 2020
Trump has made it incredibly clear that he simply doesn’t care about the millions of Americans who are infected, the hundreds of thousands who have died, as well as those who will die as a result of his complete indifference in the face of the greatest public health crisis of several lifetimes. For members of Black, Indigenous and people of color, or BIPOC, communities, this notion of having no choice hits right in the gut.
Hey @elonmusk. I have a challenge for you. If you agree to do an ICU or COVID-19 floor shift, I will find you a colleague in a Midwest hospital willing to let you shadow them. You can learn about how many covid-19 cases are “real”.— Dr. Nahid Bhadelia (@BhadeliaMD) November 14, 2020
In some parts of the country as many as 80 percent of Covid-19-related deaths are in Black or brown communities.
Black and LatinX people are dying of Covid-19 at higher rates in this country. Those who are not dying are almost guaranteed to lose years off of their life expectancy. In short, their lives are cut short no matter what because of Covid-19, aided by an administration that has failed to address it.
He's not the only one that shd. do a shift on a Covid-19 floor. Every anti-mask, covid-downplaying/denying Congressperson & Fox News nutbag shd be forced to do multiple shifts, not only on a Covid ward, but in the morgue loading bodies of covid dead into the refrigerated trucks.— RareIdahoLiberal (@MILITANTIDLIB) November 14, 2020
This is apparent when you enter the doors of any clinic like mine in the United States, where millions of patients receive Covid-19 testing and more than half of the positive cases are racial and ethnic minorities; in some parts of the country as many as 80 percent of Covid-19-related deaths are in Black or brown communities. read more…