We all remember back in 2018 when President Trump discussed not protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries, with lawmakers in the Oval Office; he said, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?“
There were immediate outrage and condemnation for his racist and ignorant remarks. It was just the latest at the time of his tendency to make racially charged remarks; Black Athletes were “Sons of Bitches”. There were “fine people on both sides” in Charlottesville, where a White Supremacist killed a peaceful protester, Heather Heyer.
Of course, we now know in the present time that Trump is a White Supremacist. Demonstrated starkly during the national presidential debate on September 29th, moderator Chris Wallace asked him to condemn White Supremacy and militia groups. Instead, he named ‘The Proud Boys’ and commanded them to “Stand Down and Stand By.” Hardly a rebuke but purely a Call-To-Arms.
The debate’s main topic and the number one issue with Americans this election year is the Coronavirus Pandemic and how the Trump Administration mishandled it. The COVID-19 infection is ravishing the country with President Donald Trump himself, now battling the illness.
So what happened to the most advanced and most prosperous country in the World?
Why aren’t we hearing about death and suffering in the Poorest Countries in the World- like say, Africa?
You know, that shithole?
Well, come to find out, though you will never hear it from our MSM or any international networks – Africa is doing quite well with the Coronavirus. It seems that unlike the United States- African countries like Ghana took the virus seriously; President Nana Akufo-Addo did not go around downplaying the virus and impairing medical experts like Trump. He never called it a hoax and hightailed off on his golf cart.
In February, the Ghana government took action; they ordered a lockdown and implemented a travel ban between major cities. They closed the country’s land and sea borders.
The rest of Africa followed suit with the West African nations utilizing the pandemic response infrastructure left in place from the Ebola outbreak of late 2013 to 2016. They began screening for COVID-19 at the airports and contact tracing right away.
Imagine where we would be now if President Trump did not dismantle our pandemic response team and infrastructure left by President Obama?
Senegal used their Ebola pandemic knowledge and infrastructure to set up emergency operations centers to manage public health crises, 24-hour test results, and aggressive contact tracing.
The list of African Countries successfully battling the Coronavirus and limiting death, destruction, and suffering is long. Rwanda; yes, Rwanda is doing an outstanding job. They used equipment and infrastructure left from the HIV/AIDs battle to protect their citizens and prevent mass deaths.
It seems we always hear about the corruption, mismanagement of government funds, and lack of proper healthcare when the MSM report about Africa. Along with health and economic ‘experts,’ – MSM predicted that Africa would have a disastrous, inept response and horrific health conditions due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
In reality, guess where the disaster is? Where the Coronavirus killed thousands of Black lives disproportionately?
Right here, the United States of America, where we are still fighting for Black Lives to Matter!
Today, eight months later, there is no national strategy in the United States to fight the Coronavirus outbreak. Families have to deal with the financial hardships from the pandemic without any government help or assurance. Our Congress can not come together to pass a second Stimulus Bill. Most of the money from the first Stimulus Bill went to big business, billionaires, and the Trump Administration friends.
That sounds like corruption to me.
Rapid testing and contact tracing are nonexistent in some of our largest cities. The White House itself is a COVID-19 hot spot. Wearing a mask, the most basic and best protection in preventing the virus, is a political hot potato. The CDC is handicapped.
That sounds like a Third World Country healthcare to me.
Many countries have banned travelers from the United States due to our failure to contain the Coronavirus spread. Some African countries have joined in that ban. The African countries that are allowing American tourists are requiring that they must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test, taken within 120 hours of departure to that country. They also must take a second test upon arrival, shelter in a hotel and receive their results within a day.
America’s response to the worldwide pandemic has been something we would expect from a nation we would be helping if the roles were reversed, and YES, IN THIS INSTANCE THE ROLES HAVE BEEN REVERSED.