Saturday, October 03, 2020

The President's Health

Obviously this is very close to the only topic in the news right now and I have little to add to the endless analysis. I wish Mr. Trump a speedy recovery. 

Beyond which, far from being surprised by his illness, I think it remarkable that he avoided infection for as long as he did, given his open disdain for most of the medical community's advice intended to reduce risk of contracting or spreading the virus. It was all but inevitable that this would end badly, and so it has. The irony is that the president's determination to attend and host events where masks and social distancing were not only not required, but discouraged, has now resulted in a wave of infections among prominent Republicans. 

I noticed on a somewhat fringy rightwing forum last night, that conspiracy theories were spreading that this was some kind of biological warfare attack by Democrats on the GOP. Given the level of damage inflicted one could almost forgive such lunacy. But as is so often the case; the fault here rests entirely with  President Trump's reckless behavior.

1 comment:

The Anti-Gnostic said...

On the contrary, he's kind of a germaphobe. He just didn't wear a mask, which, theoretically, keeps an infected person from ejecting virus-laden mucus. Masks have very little utility in prevention.

There hasn't been any consensus in the medical community on COVID-19 from day one. Wash your hands, stay home if you're sick is about all you can do in response to a microscopic particle.