If you, too, are doing your part to minimize the transmission of COVID, I commend you, but if you think that all the COVID deaths to date were preventable, you are just plain uninformed.
Your vigilance is appreciated. However, not all, but many COVID deaths were, indeed, preventable
We have a President of the United States who downplayed the seriousness of COVID from day one, ignoring heath experts and sending the absolutely wrong message to the many Americans who were looking toward the White House for some actual leadership in this time of crisis.
We have had shipments of life-saving medical supplies seized by the Federal government and then sold back at criminally inflated prices
to the very states and hospitals that ordered them to begin with.
We have had a failure by the President of the United States to invoke the Defense Production Act, and ensure that desperately needed personal protective equipment (PPE) could be widely available to hospital staff members so they could safely care for their patients
We have had monetary relief efforts for states, small businesses, and individuals, repeatedly blocked in the Senate
, and most recently sabotaged by the President of the United States himself, forcing many Americans to continue going in to work and risking their heath (and the health of their families) or else face imminent eviction, starvation, and financial ruin.
We have continued to make the claim that “The United States of America is the greatest country on Earth” – yet during this time of unprecedented crisis, and with all the vast resources this country has at its disposal, our leaders have made the conscious and deliberate choice
to abandon the American people in favor or greed, selfishness, bigotry, and encouraging the very worst of what humanity has to offer.
The “historical magnitude” of COVID, as you call it, will not only be measured in deaths. It will be measured by the complete failure of our leaders to do what was right during a time when it was most needed, along with the selfish “individualism” practiced by millions of ordinary Americans
So, when you say that the impact of COVID has been overblown in America, and all the deaths couldn’t
have been prevented, I tend to disagree.