Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 13 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds    H3'ed 4/16/20

Trump Intentionally Let the Coronavirus "Wash Over" America, a Failure by Design

By       (Page 1 of 3 pages) (View How Many People Read This)   No comments
Author 34196
Message Mark Karlin

From Buzzflash

Grim Reaper
Grim Reaper
(Image by YouTube, Channel: Research Tv India)
  Details   DMCA

As I wrote earlier this week, there is more than ample evidence, some of which I detailed that a second round of COVID-19 infections and deaths is occurring in a smaller because of the reduced workforce wave of the Coronavirus pandemic in the US.

I headlined the article, "The Second Wave of Coronavirus Infections and Deaths Is Already Underway, With a Willful Boost From Trump." Because COVID-19 is still being actively transmitted in the so-called "essential workplaces," it is astonishing that the media, in general, is letting Trump (who has been proven to be a mentally-ill man many times over) adopt the narrative about "opening the economy up" when the small outside-the-home workforce in place is becoming increasingly infected. (Just think of the perils of bus drivers and those who labor in public transportation, for example.)

Trump and his administration have done little, if anything, to put into place OSHA standards for preventing transmission among "essential workers," and as you will find in my commentary, has hidden the outbreaks in the current "essential" economy by informing employers that they don't need to report COVID-19 infections to OSHA or any of the US health agencies, which would normally be required. In addition, Trump's CDC issued "new guidelines" that recklessly instruct workers to return to work after being exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of Coronavirus "without quarantining for 14 days [and without a COVID-19 test]."

This is willful negligent disregard for preventing Coronavirus transmission. It makes it abundantly clear that the Trump administration is not particularly concerned about reining in the pandemic. In short, much of the workforce is regarded by Trump as disposable people (and that goes double for Blacks, elderly in nursing homes, the approximately 2.3 million American prisoners and countless migrants in cramped detention centers).

BuzzFlash doesn't accept analyses, like this weekend's New York Times detailing of warnings transmitted to Trump, as "bungled," "botched" or due to an "incompetence."

As media critic Eric Boehlert wrote on his website, Press Run:

"That's borderline treasonous behavior. It's not just that Trump has refused to provide national leadership in a time of crisis. He's actively and purposefully making everything worse, starting with spending most of the winter downplaying the risks and making misleading and false proclamations." ("Anybody who wants a test will get a test.")

Because the media won't treat Trump as the sociopath he is, because they enable his insane narcissist and lethal antics, the nation is at grave risk during this fierce and implacable pandemic. This is exacerbated by the still relatively minuscule number of tests that are available, and it has been decreasing! Testing in the tens of millions is vital to determining the extent of our Coronavirus infestation, and it is also a vital tool for testing workers (and contact tracing and isolation), but it is not mandated and scarcely available. This is not accidental. Remember Trump's desire "to keep the numbers down"? The only way to see the large number of current "second wave" "essential worker" COVID-19 infections and deaths is to read articles on the different industries.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3

(Note: You can view every article as one long page if you sign up as an Advocate Member, or higher).

 

Rate It | View Ratings

Mark Karlin Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Mark Karlin is founder, editor and publisher of BuzzFlash.com, a website providing headlines, news and commentary to over five million people a month. He is a gun control activist with a focus on Illinois.
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

"In Guns We Trust": New Supreme Court Motto for U.S.

Pat Buchanan and the Long Goodbye

Isn't It Ironic Orly Taitz, "Birther" Leader, is Foreign Born and Raised Making Lunatic Claim Obama Wasn't Born in U.S.?

From the 1953 CIA Overthrow of Iran Democracy, to the Iraq War, to the Criminal Gulf Disaster and Deaths, BP Was There

How the Reagan Revolution Succeeded: Strangling Government in a Bathtub and Destroying Public Services

Who Says a Terrorist Attack Has to be In an Airplane? How the GOP Threatens Our Lives

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: