Warm Southern Breeze

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Things Will Get Worse

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, July 26, 2020

With a little over 330 million people, America has about 4.3% of the world’s population.

And yet, with 26.1346% of the world’s cases, we’re the undisputed leader as the world’s repository for COVID-19.

And with 146,934 lives claimed so far, the United States has 22.6781% – the clear majority – of the world’s COVID-19 deaths.

At this point, the only thing we can do, is bend over, grab our ankles and hope it doesn’t deteriorate into any worse condition.

And yet, on July 21, the Liar in Chief recently stated that

“It will probably, unfortunately, get worse before it gets better — something I don’t like saying about things, but that’s the way it is. It’s the way — it’s what we have. If you look over the world, it’s all over the world, and it tends to do that.”

Can you believe that?

Can he be believed?

Yes, and no.

Yes, it (the general condition of public health – and economy) ~could~ worsen (more people could get infected, hospitalized, overwhelm healthcare infrastructure and resources, and die), but of course, it could also just “miraculously go away.”

“Now, the virus that we’re talking about having to do ― you know, a lot of people think that goes away in April with the heat ― as the heat comes in. Typically, that will go away in April. We’re in great shape though. We have 12 cases ― 11 cases, and many of them are in good shape now.” [Feb. 10]

“Looks like by April, you know, in theory, when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away.” [Feb. 10]

“I really believe they are going to have it under control fairly soon. You know in April, supposedly, it dies with the hotter weather. And that’s a beautiful date to look forward to.” [Feb. 10]

“We think and we hope, based on all signs that the problem goes away in April.” [Feb. 13]

“There’s a theory that, in April, when it gets warm ― historically, that has been able to kill the virus. So we don’t know yet; we’re not sure yet.” [Feb. 14]

“I think it’s going to work out fine. I think when we get into April, in the warmer weather, that has a very negative effect on that and that type of a virus.” [Feb. 14]

An Alabama sharecropper in 1937. Conditions worsened for small-scale Alabama farmers during the Great Depression, with tenancy rates among the highest in the nation at well over 50%.

That’s a whole lotta’ wishful thinking.

My money’s on COVID-19 ushering in Great Depression II.

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