More Than 250,000 Children Contracted COVID Last Week As GOP Governors End Lifesaving COVID Restriction Mandates

As COVID-19 infection cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are skyrocketing especially with children,1 Texas reported age distribution for only 3% of cases; while New York City reported all age distribution of cases, Alabama stopped reporting cases July 29, 2021 fearing the rest of the nation would see Alabama as the worst state of COVID and injure its tourism and out-of-state sales. Florida has the highest rate of COVID among new-born through age 14. Iowa stopped updating child testing data. Due to the delta variant, still large numbers of Americans who refuse to get vaccinated or wear masks, and children going back to school, many with no mask or vaccine mandates. American Academy of Pediatrics notes that 5,049,456 total child COVID-19 cases have been reported representing 26.8% of all stricken with the pandemic that Donald J. Trump refused to report or do anything to step the savage slaughter of the disease.2

Why every state should have a mask mandate; look at the Dakotas and Iowa, Wyoming, Alaska and Idaho that have very few people.

The Department of Education has opened a civil rights investigation into whether mask policies in five states discriminate against students with disabilities and others at a higher risk of contracting the virus.3 Iowa had 7,000 out of 100,000 cumulative COVID-19 cases reported by the American Academy of Pediatrics on September 2, 2021.4 The number of child cases of COVID-19  rose sharply when Donald Trump was president (4/16/2020) 13.3 cases per 100,000 to 2828.1 cases per 100,000 (12/31/2020) to 3556.2 on the day after Biden’s inauguration (1/21/2021).5 Hospitalizations declined from 3.8% recorded on 5/21/20 when Trump was president t0 0.9% on 9/2/21 during Biden’s presidency.[Ibid. Appendix Table 2B.]. Mortality showed the same decline: from 0.06% on 5/21/2020 when Trump was president to 0.01% on 9/21/2021 during the Biden presidency.6 Iowa had the worst child testing results with 39.1% percent of children testing positive, while New Hampshire child testing had only 4.8% and Illinois had 6.4% positive rate.7 Mississippi had the greatest number of deaths per 100,000 (1.75 or 52.1 daily average of deaths), followed by Florida that had 1.63 deaths per 100,000 (and rising) being 349.7 daily average of deaths.8 Small rural states with Republican governors are experiencing a spike in COVID cases: South Dakota’s population in 2021 is expected to be 896,581 (it is currently and ranks 46th in US and area is 77,116 square miles(199,729 sq km), seventeenth position by area rank and suffers under the governorship Kristi L. Noem (R), who has stridently rejected social distancing measures aimed at limiting the virus’s spread, shrugged off concerns about the motorcycle rally. at the superspreader event at Sturgis Falls motorcycle event.9 North Dakota reported 1,605 deaths out of 123,000 cases.10

South Dakota Gov Kristi Noem (R) rides a horse into the Sturgis Falls biker rally where 700 people come down with COVID–she shrugged it off.

While Gov. Kristi Noem frolicked with bikers at the annual Sturgis Falls Motorcycle Rally amid a nationwide surge of the coronavirus on Monday, Dr. Kevin Weiland watched and worried from afar. Weiland, a Rapid City internist who lost six of his patients, told The Daily Beast he went to Florida to “escape the Rally”—despite a raging outbreak in the Sunshine State.11

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum signs bill to shield employers from COVID-19 lawsuits

Deaths in North Dakota during the last  year of the Trump presidency were 1,122. In 2021, under the Biden presidency, North Dakota deaths from COVID fell to 122. Like South Dakota’s governor, the Republican governor of North Dakota, Doug Burgum, has done nothing about saving his people from the pandemic. Burgum, knowing he depends on businesses to fund his reelection, signed a new law to sink any civil lawsuit brought by employees who allege they were exposed to COVID at work.12 The White House doctor clashed with Burgum over COVID with Burgum defending his policies as good business13 and rejected the state had any obligation to the people, spouting, “It’s not a job for government.”14

COVID cases in the USA fell for the first time since late June 2021. The nation’s current seven-day case average is 136,558, a 12.7 percent decrease from the previous week’s average. This week marks the first time the CDC has reported15 a decrease in the nation’s seven-day case average since June 25.16 The current seven-day hospitalization average for Sept. 1-7 is 11,754, a 4.1 percent decrease from the previous week’s average. Based on an analysis of specimens collected in the two weeks ending Sept. 4, the CDC estimates the delta variant accounts for more than 99 percent of all U.S. COVID-19 cases. The mu variant (B.1.621) peaked in the U.S. in late June, accounting for less than 5 percent of circulating variants, and has steadily decreased since. The state reporting most spikes in stillbirths among a growing number of unvaccinated pregnant women contracting COVID-19 is Mississippi run by a COVID-denying Republican governor.17

Greg Abbot (l) and Ron DeSantis (r)

Republican led states with Republican governors like DeSantis (FL), Abbott (TX) still refuse to take proactive steps to protect their people, especially refusing help to women, LGBTQ, and people of color. Mississippi State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs said those deaths had occurred since the start of the pandemic. The number, which includes only deaths that occurred past 20 weeks of gestation, “is twice the background rate of what would be expected,” he said.18 Research has found that pregnant and recently pregnant women face a higher risk of becoming severely ill19 from covid-19, with an increased likelihood of requiring hospitalization, intensive care and use of a ventilator. Those who contract the virus in pregnancy are also at greater risk of preterm birth.20 Risk of very preterm birth, which occurs at less than 32 weeks of gestation, was 60 percent higher for people infected with COVID-19 at some point in their pregnancy, while the risk of giving birth at less than 37 weeks (all preterm births) was 40 percent higher in those with infection. For those who also had hypertension, diabetes and/or obesity as well as COVID-19, the risk of preterm birth rose 160 percent.21 Pregnant people are a high-risk group for severe coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 222 (SARS-CoV-2) infection.23 Poorly educated governors like Abbott (TX), DeSantis (FL), Dunleavy (AK), Ducey (AZ), Hutchinson (AR), Kemp (GA), Little (ID), Holcomb (IN), Reynolds (IA), Reeves (MS), Parson (MO), Gianforte (MT), Ricketts (NE), Sununu (NH), Burgum (ND), DuWine (OH),  Stitt (OK), McMaster (SC), Noem (SD), Lee (TN), Cox (UT), Scott (VT), Justice (WV–the governor with no prior legislative or government experience: he owned a coal mine), and Gordon (WY) ignore or  reject CDC guidance as their people sicken and die, but they have one thing in common.24 Research has found that pregnant and recently pregnant unvaccinated women face a higher risk of becoming severely ill from covid-19,19 with an increased likelihood of requiring hospitalization, intensive care and use of a ventilator. Those who contract the virus in pregnancy are also at greater risk of preterm birth.20 On July 30, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) issued updated guidance strongly recommending that all pregnant individuals get vaccinated against COVID-19.27 Pregnant people are considered a high-risk population for COVID-19 infection, yet less than a quarter have received at least one dose of vaccine, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Republican governors and Republicanazi legislators reject this advice, and like DeSantis and Abbott parrot false information taken from undocumented social media.28 Donald Trump is the greatest threat to Americans health and life.29 Trump  has no background in science or medicine, weak academic credentials, and a low IQ. Anyone who has to boast that he is “really smart” and “a very stable genius”30 calls attention to his intellectual vulnerability.31

Donald J. Trump, the former one-term, twice-impeached, two-time-popular-vote-loser. serial rapist, low IQ and poorly educated president brags that he is “highly intelligent”, but a fraudulent Trump’s report cards show a different story, and graphically explains why he left Fordham University. However, it remains a fact that Trump refuses to release his grades, making many wonder what he is hiding as there is no law limiting who can review anyone’s grades or transcripts with the person’s permission.32 Wharton bases its honors on a student’s GPA percentile, and requires at least a 3.40 GPA–that Trump obliviously did not achieve.33 At best, Trump’s grades were merely “respectable.”34 William Geist reported that “the commencement program from 1968 does not list him as graduating with honors of any kind,” even though “just about every profile ever written about Mr. Trump states that he graduated first in his class at Wharton in 1968.”35

Trump’s report card from Fordham University

The graduation roster at Wharton School of Business shows that Trump did not graduate with honors or anything else, unlike Obama who had high honors and awards and recognitions.36

Wharton school graduation list of honors without Donald Trump’s name missing.


  1. https://downloads.aap.org/AAP/PDF/AAP%20and%20CHA%20-%20Children%20and%20COVID-19%20State%20Data%20Report%209.2%20FINAL.pdf.
  2. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/politics/trump-covid-pandemic-dark-winter/. Cp. https://publicintegrity.org/health/coronavirus-and-inequality/house-coronavirus-reports-trump-denial/. Cf. https://publicintegrity.org/health/coronavirus-and-inequality/house-coronavirus-reports-trump-denial/. Ref. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/11/us/politics/coronavirus-trump-response.html; and https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03035-4n and https://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-chennai-mumbai-india-new-delhi-ff315de7cf5fba5ad34d8d8e167c7cf0.
  3.   https://www.nbcnews.com/now/video/dept-of-education-to-investigate-whether-state-mask-mandate-bans-violate-student-rights-119852613754?cid=referral_taboolafeed.
  4. https://downloads.aap.org/AAP/PDF/AAP%20and%20CHA%20-%20Children%20and%20COVID-19%20State%20Data%20Report%209.2%20FINAL.pdf. Figure 4.
  5. Ibid. Appendix 2A.
  6. Ibid., Appendix Table 2C.
  7. Ibid. Appendix Table 4.
  8. https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/public-health/us-coronavirus-deaths-by-state-july-1.html.
  9. https://www.facebook.com/govnoem/posts/799076187446413. Cf. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jemimamcevoy/2021/09/02/covid-surges-nearly-700-in-south-dakota-after-sturgis-motorcycle-rally-an-even-higher-rate-than-last-year/?sh=11468f7f74c6. Health officials in South Dakota, where the rally was held from Aug. 6 to Aug. 15, said contact tracing has connected 16 cases to the event. North Dakota identified 42 cases, while Wyoming confirmed 32, Wisconsin tallied 20 and Minnesota counted 13. Cp. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/08/26/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-covid-cases/. Cf. https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/73/Supplement_1/S106/6257584
  10. https://www.health.nd.gov/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/north-dakota-coronavirus-cases.
  11. https://www.thedailybeast.com/covid-doc-flees-state-as-kristi-noem-sends-sturgis-death-cult-into-overdrive-in-south-dakota.
  12. https://www.grandforksherald.com/news/government-and-politics/6998556-North-Dakota-governor-signs-bill-to-shield-employers-from-COVID-19-lawsuits.
  13. https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/newsmd/coronavirus/6734268-White-House-COVID-19-doctor-clashes-with-North-Dakota-governor-on-mask-mandate.
  14. https://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/health/burgum-bumps-16-counties-to-high-risk-but-move-comes-with-no-business-closures/article_f4460b4c-01e7-5b26-95f0-cf96ded44fb1.html.
  15. https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/public-health/daily-covid-19-vaccinations-down-55-11-cdc-stats-to-know.html.
  16. https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/public-health/us-covid-cases-fall-for-first-time-since-late-june-11-cdc-stats-to-know.html?utm_campaign=bhr&utm_source=website&utm_content=latestarticles.
  17. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/09/09/pregnant-covid-mississippi/.
  18. https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/23,23645,341.html.
  19. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/special-populations/pregnancy-data-on-covid-19/what-cdc-is-doing.html.
  20. https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2021/08/421181/covid-19-during-pregnancy-associated-preterm-birth.
  21. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2667193X21000193.
  22. https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-2.
  23. https://www.acog.org/clinical/clinical-guidance/practice-advisory/articles/2020/03/novel-coronavirus-2019. Cf. LD Zambrano, S Ellington, P Strid, et al. (2020) “Update: Characteristics of Symptomatic Women of Reproductive Age with Laboratory-Confirmed SARS-CoV-2 Infection by Pregnancy Status – United States” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) – CDC January 22-October 3, 2020, 69 (2020), pp. 1641-1647.
  24. They are all Republicans.
  25. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/special-populations/pregnancy-data-on-covid-19/what-cdc-is-doing.html.
  26. https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2021/08/421181/covid-19-during-pregnancy-associated-preterm-birth.
  27. https://www.acog.org/covid-19/covid-19-vaccines-tools-for-your-practice-and-your-patients.
  28. https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/gop-state-lawmakers-spread-covid-19-misinformation-76166298. Cf. https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/gop-state-lawmakers-spread-covid-19-misinformation-76166298. Cp. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2020/05/01/destroying-trust-in-the-media-science-and-government-has-left-america-vulnerable-to-disaster/.
  29. https://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-donald-trump-ap-top-news-politics-health-697d9ecef7f89cf5e9abb3b008c7faa7. Cf. https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/05/health/trump-lupus-hydroxychloroquine-coronavirus-protection/index.html.
  30. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2018/01/06/trump-boasts-that-hes-like-really-smart-and-a-very-stable-genius-amid-questions-over-his-mental-fitness/.
  31. https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2018/08/05/how-smart-donald-trump/hHGm2NU3cbeOgCQ9A92ehM/story.html.
  32. https://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherrim/2019/02/28/heres-why-donald-trump-doesnt-want-anyone-to-know-his-grades-or-sat-scores/?sh=31a454183764. Cf.  https://www.thedp.com/article/2015/08/donald-trump-wharton-classmates.
  33. https://www.salon.com/2011/05/03/donald_trump_wharton/.
  34. Gwenda Blair (2005). Donald Trump: Master Apprentice. New York: Simon & Schuster.
  35. https://www.nytimes.com/1984/04/08/magazine/the-expanding-empire-of-donald-trump.html?scp=1&sq=%22THE+EXPANDING+EMPIRE+OF+DONALD+TRUMP%22&st=cse&pagewanted=all.
  36. https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2007/1/19/obama-left-mark-on-hls-days/. Cf. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Barack-Obama. Cp. https://undergrad.admissions.columbia.edu/explore/alumni/profile/barack-obama. See also: http://www.college.columbia.edu/cct_archive/jan05/cover.html. Obama started his education at Occidental College in 1979: https://www.oxy.edu/magazine/issues/winter-2017/school-barack.

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