Trump Lies About COVID and COVID Deaths Are His Legacy to the Nation

Longtime Volusia County, Florida, radio host Marc Bernier was hospitalized with COVID-19 that he claimed was not real.

An increasing number of radio “personalities” spreading myths about COVID and the vaccine, are, fortunately, dying from the pandemic they have been downplaying. One anti-masker, conservative talk radio host Marc Bernier, a fervent supporter of Donald J. Trump, who has  broadcast hate and division for decades from Florida’s Volusia County, went off air and then was hospitalized for COVID-induced pneumonia  after he was diagnosed with coronavirus.1 News of Bernier’s diagnosis comes as Florida this past week reported 22,783 coronavirus cases on Friday — a new daily record, according to the Florida Hospital Association.2 The state’s positivity rate jumped to 18.9%, with Volusia, Flagler and St. Johns counties all above 23%, confirming the deliberate genocide of Floridian by anti-masker Gov. Rick DeSantis who is now credited with 2,725,450 deaths of Floridians.3 Volusia  County, where Marc Bernier held court against masks and vaccines, had 43,212 total deaths with 23.6% weekly positivity rate. Due to the arrogance and ignorance of DeSantis and the Republicanazis in the Florida legislature, Florida reported 12,864 people hospitalized with COVID-19 by the Florida Hospital Association.

Mary C. Mayhew, President and CEO

Newly appointed president and CEO of the Florida Hospital Association, Mary C. Mayhew, noted in a press release:4 “COVID-19 hospitalizations in Florida have doubled in the last two weeks, with younger, healthier individuals getting COVID-19 and being hospitalized.” “Of the more than 10.5 million fully vaccinated Floridians, approximately 0.019% are currently in our hospitals being treated for COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccination is clearly a lifesaver.” “COVID-19 hospitalizations in Florida have doubled in the last two weeks, with younger, healthier individuals getting COVID-19 and being hospitalized,” said Mary C. Mayhew in a press release. “Of the more than 10.5 million fully vaccinated Floridians, approximately 0.019% are currently in our hospitals being treated for COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccination is clearly a lifesaver.” Florida remains number 1 in COVID cases and the Republicanazis are not worried.5

Ron DeSantis rejected call to stop the spread of COVID

Ron DeSantis, who threatened to pull COVID vaccine from Florida counties that criticize distribution,6 grew noticeably upset when YouTube pulled  his video, saying that DeSantis’ panel spread COVID-19 misinformation,7 and his Republicanazis in the state legislature ignore facts and report wrong death statistics of the virus but Florida remains the epicenter for COVID in the nation and growing worse.8 DeSantis put Florida on the map. With him as governor Florida had the highest number of COVID hospitalizations among children.9 MSNBC host Ari Melber explained that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is now the “poster-child of COVID failures.”10 The only other state that could topple Florida as the leading COVID center in the nation, is Texas–governed by an equally unfit and stupid man: Greg Abbott who places profit over people. Fortunately, sane people, and school districts are suing him successfully and blocking the governor’s mask ban.11 Less than a week before schools are set to reopen in Florida’s Broward County, local union officials say three educators have died of complications from the coronavirus. The deaths were all recorded within a 24-hour span, according to union officials representing employees of the local school district. 48-year-old Pinewood Elementary teacher and union steward Janice Wright, 49-year-old Dillard Elementary teacher Katina Jones and 49-year-old teaching assistant Yolonda Hudson-Williams, also of Dillard Elementary, were the educators who lost their lives to COVID-19 this past week. None of them were vaccinated. Between Aug. 6 and Aug. 12 state officials recorded 151,415 new cases of the virus, 14,675 of which were in Broward County.12 In neighboring Palm Beach County, more than 1,000 students were quarantined this week following an outbreak of the virus upon the opening of schools there.13

Despite surge in COVID cases, Greg Abbot says “No more lockdowns”

Abbott had support among the lunatic fringe in Texas. A former client of mine spews “freedumb” talking points when addressing the COVID surge. NW had written repeatedly in the last few days claiming that “nobody is making people wear masks” suggesting mask wearing is a choice and really doesn’t protect anyone. But Abbott is not the only Republicanazi push idiocy while their people suffer and die from it. These Republicanazis keep on pushing Trump’s lie about COVID,14 even after their hospitals run out of ICU beds, ventilators, and staff to save their victims: the governors of  Texas,15

The Austin area is in the midst of a dire Covid-19 crisis, after setting local records16 this week for the most patients in intensive care and on ventilators. Only seven ICU beds remain in a region of almost 2.4 million. Statewide,17 hospitals are so depleted that the Texas governor, Greg Abbott, is turning to medical personnel from out of state.18 Now, Abbott is threatening19 to sue “any school district, public university, or local government official” that violates his policies – despite experts saying that masking will prevent unnecessary deaths, and vaccinations can end the pandemic.

Greg Abbott at a UFC event in Texas last weekend.
Greg Abbott at a UFC event in Texas last weekend. Photograph: Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC

Austin’s uptick in infections is colliding with the start of the school year, while children under the age of 12 remain ineligible for the vaccine. Teachers are staring down a semester with far more students, the more contagious Delta variant, but no talk of accommodations for remote work. They are already dreading logistical nightmares spurred by quarantines and sick days.

Louisiana,20 Oklahoma,21 (Oklahoma Republican Party Chair is a true Trump supporter, comparing vaccine passports to Nazi yellow star patches, and suggesting they would lead to “gas chambers.” He has repeatedly attacked Muslims, claiming Christians who live around them should be “wary” of being beheaded22 and forcing Muslims who want to meet with him to fill out a questionnaire asking whether they beat their wives.),23 Missouri,24 rushing to build more morgues, has a cardinal in the Roman Catholic church,

Cardinal Raymond Burke applauds during a news conference at the Italian Senate on Sept. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Cardinal Raymond Burke applauds during a news conference at the Italian Senate on Sept. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

St. Louis Archbishop Raymond L. Burke , age 73, who has put himself and his church on the side of antivaxxers and anti-maskers. Burke said, “vaccination itself cannot be imposed, in a totalitarian manner, on citizens.” He’s also quoted theories that the vaccine contains “microchips” used to control citizens. In the same address, he reportedly argued that the church had not insisted enough on continuing in-person services during the coronavirus pandemic, has been diagnosed with COVID (a disease the hateful cardinal called the “Wuhan virus” in a holy, and in May 2021 spread false claims that vaccines contained microchips that would allow governments to track recipients, in a December homily.25 This predatory prelate is now on a ventilator that he characterized as a “devil’s invention”.26

Other states that are seeing a rise in cases are:  Alabama,27 Mississippi,28 Georgia,29 Gov. Brian Kemp (l) was pressured by Trump (r) to invalidate the vote in Georgia and call a new legislative session to declare Trump the winner of the 2020 presidential race. Both object to masks and COVID testing.[/caption]

Governor Brian Kemp prematurely ended the state of emergency in June, 2021, it was reinstituted in July as Delta Variant cases rose. Ware County, GA, closed all 11 schools after a “sharp increase” in COVID-19 cases. 29% of the county population is vaccinated–the rest are Trump supporters. View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THwX2u_n1JQ.] North Carolina,30 South Carolina,31 Idaho,32 Nevada,33 with the Pickens County School Board decided Friday to go virtual after an emergency meeting about the recent rise in COVID-19 cases. The board decided that all students would switch to virtual learning starting Monday. As of Friday morning, the district has had 121 students and 21 staff members test positive. The district said 534 students and 28 staff members were in quarantine.34 Florida was the worst of all states in COVID cases and its governor in full denial.35, with Kentucky36 and rural Iowa inching up to join them. Arkansas has only 8 beds left, but Mississippi37 and Tennessee38 have zero (0) beds for its COVID sufferers as of  August 13, 2021. Now Arizona schools are suing the state government over classroom mask mandate ban stating that it is unconstitutional and undermines the rights of school children.39 The Arizona School Boards Association, the Children’s Action Alliance, the Arizona Education Association, the Arizona Advocacy Network and 12 individual Arizona residents are named as the plaintiffs in court paperwork. Another claim made in court paperwork stated that the Legislature passed the ban at a time when public health was at risk particularly in school-aged children.40 The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association have found that kids account for nearly 15% of all newly reported COVID-19 infections nationwide through August 5. Nearly 94,000 child cases of coronavirus were recorded during that period, a 31% increase over the roughly 72,000 cases reported the week prior. In the week before that, there were 39,000 new child cases.41 It is statistically true that the greatest threat to children are the anti-mask, anti-vaccine adults–especially the parents who refuse to vaccine themselves and their children.

Iowa Gov Reynolds and Donald J. Trump

Ignorant of science and ignorant of all other subjects, Iowa’s Republicanazi Governor Kim Reynolds exposes herself as an all around Iowa idiot. Worried about profits for businesses that support her draconian rule, Reynols lifted all COVID-19 restrictions on Iowa businesses, February 5, 2021.42 to ensure that businesses make a profit and will contribute to her war chest for another four-year disasterous term to destroy Iowa. Defying “COVID-Kim”43 Iowa counties and cities rejected her pro-death lifting of restrictions. Following the latest guidance from the Johnson County Public Health Department, the City of Iowa City will now require all visitors to City facilities to wear a mask while inside the building.

Iowa teachers for masks in opposition to Reynolds

The new guidance comes as a protective measure against the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant throughout Iowa. The City facility masking requirement will take effect Friday, Aug. 6, 2021. Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance to help slow the spread of the Delta variant.44 The CDC recommended that those in areas of substantial or high transmission wear masks while indoors in public, whether they are vaccinated or unvaccinated.45

Carla McIntire and Camille Johnson, both from Urbandale, hold signs during a rally opposing Iowa’s law pushed through by Republicans without Democratic support banning local governments and school districts from implementing mask mandate (at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines)

Iowa COVID-Delta cases are surging with a higher seven-day moving average of new cases (at 696 as of Wednesday, August 11, 2021; July 11, 2021 the average was 66 cases) than it experienced in 2020 (470 cases): the jump comes even as vaccines are widely available but Trump supporters, anti-vaxxers, and anti-maskers refused to take them citing Reynolds and Trump even though both have been vaccinated. At this rate, Iowa could become overwhelmed by a surge of infections like Missouri or Arkansas, said Polk County epidemiologist Meghan Schaeffer.46 With the coming Iowa State Fair, schools reopening and forbidden to require masks47 because of COVID-Kim’s ukase, it will jump higher than 500 new cases per day as the Delta Variant grows.48 In underpopulated Iowa there are 387,273 confirmed cases and 6,210 deaths from COVID-19 putting Iowa on par with Missouri and Alabama.

Under Tate Reeves, Mississippi now is the last state with no Equal Pay law, and runaway COVID killing children and adults

Republicanazi Governor of Mississippi Tate Reeves blasted “There will be no lockdowns, and there will be no statewide mandates. calling the fatalities a lie. But Mississippi’s top medical professionals worked to sound the alarm on Wednesday about an imminent failure of the state’s hospital system due to the surging COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Tate Reeves downplayed the severity of the situation and urged Mississippians to “remain calm.”49 The contrast in approaches on Wednesday is illustrative of the gulf between the crisis at hand and the government’s lack of response to it. And at the worst moment so far of the pandemic, all Mississippians — COVID-stricken or otherwise — may soon not have adequate hospital care at their disposal.

Dr. LouAnn Woodward Vice Chancellor UMMC

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is so overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients during the state’s worst wave of cases that it is constructing a field hospital in a parking garage to increase capacity. The state’s largest medical center, completely out of staffed intensive care unit beds, is just one of the many medical facilities across the state on the verge of collapse as the delta variant causes a level of need the state’s healthcare workers cannot meet. The field hospital was called “a Band-Aid”, by Dr, LouAnn Woodward, UMMC’s vice chancellor, able to host only a maximum of 50 COVID-19 patients with a staff between 30-35.

Neshoba County General Hospital CEO Lee McCall calls on governor to help with COVID crisis.

Lee McCall, CEO of Neshoba County General Hospital, tweeted a desperate plea for help to Gov. Reeves on Tuesday, saying the hospital’s staff “are all at our breaking point.”50 Reeves acknowledged the problem hospitals had, but refused to get involved, refused to mandate masks or any action that would save the lives of Mississippians.

More obscene than Tate Reeves or Kim Reynolds is Ron DeSantis of Florida, screaming “We can either have a free society or we can have a biomedical security state and I can tell you, Florida, we’re a free state,”51 when reminded that Florida is the epicenter of a summer spike in coronavirus cases. New cases and admissions have surpassed last summer’s Sun Belt surge.52 Florida is epicenter stage of a dangerous phase of the pandemic where a new strain spreads more rapidly in a fully reopened society, attacking young and middle-aged adults and filling up hospital beds faster than ever.53 On Friday, August 6, 2021, the state reported 22,783 new cases of the virus and 199 deaths.51

Coronavirus spiking in Florida as DeSantis ignored dying Floridians

DeSantis rejected the fact that ICU nurses are resigning from hospitals in Florida and throughout the south as more than 36,615,000 cases were reported with more than 620,000 people in the states dying of COVID since the first autopsies find COVID in February 2020.55May be an image of 2 people and text that says 'BREAKING NEWS: Just 2 DAYS into its school year, Palm Beach County in Florida just asked 440 students to quarantine after 51 students and staff tested positive for COVID. The district requires masks -but Gov. Ron DeSantis IDIOTICALLY issued an order that allows reckless parents to bypass that rule for their children, putting everyone else at risk of the Delta virus ravaging Florida. REMEMBER THIS WHEN REPUBLICANS PRETEND TO BE "PRO-LIFE"! OCCUPY DEMOCRATS'

The majority of Florida protesters are Republicans who believe the Trump lie that COVID and its Delta Variant are myths that Democrats and vaccine makers push to increase their agenda on the nation. They are adults who buy the lie that election of 2020 was stolen, and that Trump would be “installed” in the White House on August 13, 2021–following the arguments of the MyPillow CEO, reformed crack addict,56 who also had a gambling addiction, he divorced twice. His first wife was age 18 when she married Mike and stayed with him for twenty years until she divorced him, most likely because of Mike’s crack addiction.57 He married Dallas Yocum in June 2013 and filed for divorce in mid-July 2013 after she left him.58 Lindell stated that they had a prenuptial agreement.  Mike Lindell who regularly melts down whenever he is shown to be chasing fairytales.59

In Texas, Greg Abbott has declared that no one can require proof of vaccination, As a direct result of this decision, the Texas Tribune60  In Florida, Ron DeSantis has not just failed to institute mask mandates in the most COVID-riddled schools in the nation, but has spent the last weeks threatening any school61 that attempts to protect its students. As a direct result of that, hundreds of school boards have bowed down and sent kids off to classrooms they know are unsafe. That includes Pinellas County where, as the St. Pete Catalyst reports, the board sent kids back into classrooms without masks in spite of 204 cases of COVID-19 in just the first two days of school. That board directly cited DeSantis’ order as the reason they couldn’t take the simplest, cheapest, most effective step in protecting the children under their care.62 Researchers calculate that the polices of Donald Trump were responsible for at least 400,000 deaths in the United States.63

Hysterical parents see mandatory masks as muzzling their children and help COVID spike higher

About 99.2% of all COVID patients now are those who are not vaccinated and thought COVID was a joke. Most of those who have died were 35 or younger, and the rate of deaths rising 76% nationwide,64 are among babies and children with parents still screaming they do not want their children “muzzled” with masks. A study found DeSantis and Abbott are responsible for at least 4,700 unnecessary deaths in their states.65 Teenagers and pre-teenagers were hired to carry “Masks Optional” and “No vaccine” signs for adults who demanded that DeSantis stop businesses, schools, state agencies, law enforcement and Texas National Guard, and other enterprises from requiring masks or vaccine cards.66 New COVID cases in the  USA soar 700% week-over-week since July 1, CDC reports. Cases in Alabama are nearly 600% higher over the past two weeks (August 1 – 14, 2021).67

Florida parents want to decide if their children live or die of COVID and refuse masks and vaccines. None were parents.

A Dallas, Texas judge, Clay Jenkins, told The Dallas Morning News that if an anti-masker or a child of an anti-masker gets sick there were no ICU beds for them and “your child will wait for another child to die” before the anti-masker or their child could be brought into the hospital.68 The Delta Variant is spreading to children and the infected are finding fewer hospital beds in children’s hospitals ICU ward.69 It was as if Clay Jenkins was speaking for all other cities where hospital beds, especially in ICU wards, are at a premium and quickly being filled while hemorrhaging nurses, doctors, and other healthcare workers.

The all-Republicanazi Texas Supreme Court has got Gov. Greg Abbott’s back in his fight to stop schools and public buildings from enforcing mask-wearing. On Sunday, August 15, 2021, the court temporarily blocked mask mandates in two of the state’s biggest counties—Dallas and Bexar—that had defied Abbott’s order ignoring the deaths due to Abbott’s genocide program.70  The Texas Supreme Court’s “justices” is one of the most politicized corrupt groups in Texas, ever eager to take money under the table.

  1. https://www.news-journalonline.com/story/news/local/2021/08/09/daytona-beach-radio-host-marc-bernier-hospitalized-covid-19/5538844001/.
  2. https://www.news-journalonline.com/story/news/coronavirus/2021/08/06/covid-florida-state-breaks-record-case-and-hospitalizations/5509802001/.
  3. https://www.news-journalonline.com/story/opinion/columns/2021/07/30/desantis-refuses-take-coronavirus-seriously-floridians-could-die/5394926001/?itm_medium=recirc&itm_source=taboola&itm_campaign=internal&itm_content=RightRailArticleThumbnails-Redesign. Cf. https://www.news-journalonline.com/story/opinion/columns/2021/07/29/florida-covid-19-cases-spiking-but-florida-politicians-pandering/5398097001/.
  4. https://www.wittkieffer.com/placement/mary-mayhew-named-ceo-of-florida-hospital-association/.
  5. https://www.news-journalonline.com/story/nletter/coronavirus-watch/2021/08/11/florida-coronavirus-newsletter-august-11-2021/5562796001/.
  6. https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicholasreimann/2021/02/17/ron-desantis-threatens-to-pull-vaccines-from-florida-counties-that-criticize-distribution/?sh=3454e5c77de4.
  7. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/youtube-pulls-florida-governor-s-video-says-his-panel-spread-n1263635.
  8. https://www.news-journalonline.com/story/news/coronavirus/2021/07/24/covid-florida-now-u-s-epicenter-state-reports-wrong-death-count/8081962002/.
  9. https://www.news-journalonline.com/story/news/coronavirus/2021/08/11/florida-has-highest-number-covid-hospitalizations-among-children/5558688001/?amp_js_v=0.1&usqp=mq331AQKKAFQArABIIACAw==?itm_medium=recirc&itm_source=taboola&itm_campaign=internal&itm_content=BelowArticleFeed-FeedRedesign.
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  11. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-10/texas-county-wins-court-order-overriding-governor-s-mask-ban?cmpid=BBD081121_BIZ&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_term=210811&utm_campaign=bloombergdaily.
  12. https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/08/14/1027730035/broward-county-florida-teachers-covid-coronavirus-deaths.
  13. https://www.npr.org/2021/08/12/1027222426/palm-beach-florida-school-district-440-students-quarantine-covid.
  14. https://www.rawstory.com/new-lincoln-project-ad/?cx_testId=4&cx_testVariant=cx_undefined&cx_artPos=7#cxrecs_s.
  15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h65yXkXQiP4. Cp. https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/8/13/2045619/-Dallas-Judge-to-anti-maskers-There-are-no-ICU-beds-your-child-will-wait-for-another-child-to-die?pm_source=story_sidebar&pm_medium=web&pm_campaign=most-shared.
  16. https://www.statesman.com/story/news/local/2021/08/10/texas-travis-county-covid-tracker-latest-case-trends-hospital-data/5551871001/?utm_source=SND&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_campaign=statesman.
  17. https://txdshs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/0d8bdf9be927459d9cb11b9eaef6101f.
  18. https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-takes-action-to-mitigate-rise-in-covid-19-cases-in-texas.
  19. https://twitter.com/GregAbbott_TX/status/1425590094786965505.
  20. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40lbD5Kyb0Q&t=85s: the governor, finally, instituted a mask mandate.
  21. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL3ONX-OxvE&list=PLX83bIzvhBJV5x-KY4jcp5F2QrF2-NQTZ&index=1. Cp. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AMAGfdpmc0&list=PLX83bIzvhBJV5x-KY4jcp5F2QrF2-NQTZ&index=2.
  22. https://www.oklahoman.com/article/5338510/muslim-advocacy-group-seeks-apology-from-oklahoma-lawmaker-for-facebook-post?
  23. https://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/muslims-are-literally-asked-if-they-beat-their-wives-before-they-can-meet-gop-lawmaker//. and (https://twitter.com/imraansiddiqi/status/837459203312644096.
  24. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyGb8TtgtMg. Cp. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdPJr5H2m5A.
  25. https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/cardinal-burke-has-covid-is-on-ventilator/article_28639900-9c76-5481-b7ad-62266e605d0b.html.
  26. https://religionnews.com/2021/08/15/cardinal-burke-is-placed-on-ventilator-days-after-testing-positive-for-covid-19/.
  27. https://governor.alabama.gov/newsroom/2021/08/state-of-emergency-covid-19/. Governor Ivey finally recognized the state of emergency in Alabama.
  28. https://www.sos.ms.gov/content/executiveorders/ExecutiveOrders/1549.pdf. Gov. Tate Reeves was determined to end the state of emergency on August 15, 2021: https://www.wapt.com/article/covid-19-state-of-emergency-to-end-in-august-governor-says/36767646#.
  29. https://www.georgia.org/covid19bizguide.

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  30. https://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/2020/03/10/governor-cooper-declares-state-emergency-respond-coronavirus-covid-19.
  31. https://governor.sc.gov/executive-branch/executive-orders. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster prematurely ended the state of emergency July 7, 2021 before the Delta Variant pushed up COVID cases in the state. Cf. https://www.thestate.com/news/local/article253055778.html.
  32. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvKqvzcySLk&list=PLggbABFJJpUC1LYH5dmgcEu8v_kA0YIlA.
  33. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQTa2KwG6hw.
  34. https://www.wistv.com/2021/08/13/pickens-county-school-district-decides-go-virtual-after-emergency-meeting-covid-19-cases/.
  35. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9In73CXPmw.
  36. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-hospital-vaccine-mandate-covid/2021/08/05/9c25d344-f3db-11eb-9068-bf463c8c74de_story.html.
  37. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA6rBx7V1pg.
  38. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee bolted upright when asked about vaccinating Tennessee children, and scoffed at the idea, but said, “Hold my steer.” Lee is refusing to offer incentives such as cash payments to encourage people to save their own lives, but his tune changes considerably when it comes to his sacred cows: https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-business-health-coronavirus-pandemic-tennessee-724fb0c79615b533c9e861104a0d459c?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP and cp. https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/8/3/2043591/-Republican-governor-won-t-make-push-for-COVID-19-shots-but-does-pay-farmers-to-vax-their-cows?detail=emaildkre.
  39. https://www.12news.com/article/news/politics/arizona-schools-lead-coalition-lawsuit-against-state-mask-mandate-ban/75-3bf3b50f-6f73-4dbe-8090-63c0c5fa49e1.
  40. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21041333-2021-08-12-complaint-for-declaratory-and-injunctive-relief-00563929xc217c-1.
  41. https://www.12news.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/94000-kids-test-positive-for-covid-19-last-week-account-for-nearly-15-of-all-new-infections/75-2a627bf3-28d6-4571-a444-5497c4651638.
  42. https://www.kcrg.com/2021/02/05/gov-reynolds-lifting-all-covid-19-restrictions-on-iowa-businesses/.
  43. The medical profession referred to the ignorant Iowa governor. https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2021/08/11/protesters-iowa-capitol-urge-gov-kim-reynolds-let-schools-mask-mandate-fall-protect-covid-19-delta/5539239001/.
  44. https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view.
  45. https://www.icgov.org/Coronavirus. COVID and its vaccine are in many ways like Small Pox that ravaged the Colonies in 1736. Five weeks had passed since the death of Benjamin Franklin’s son, and rumors were swirling. Four-year-old Francis “Franky” Franklin had died after being inoculated for smallpox, the rumor went, and now his pro-inoculation father was trying to hide it. The gossip reached such a point that on Dec. 30, 1736, the grieving father, then 30, confronted it in the pages of his newspaper, the Pennsylvania Gazette. “Inasmuch as some People are, by that (rumor) … deter’d from having that Operation perform’d on their Children,” he wrote, “I do hereby sincerely declare, that he was not inoculated, but receiv’d the Distemper in the common Way of Infection.” Read it at https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Franklin/01-02-02-0025. It must have been hard to admit — Franklin had long advocated inoculation as a “safe and beneficial practice” — that his own son had gone unprotected.
  46. https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/health/2021/08/11/iowa-covid-19-cases-hospitalizations-climb-august-surge-missouri-arkansas-state-fair-delta-variant/5551450001/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_axioslocal_desmoines&stream=top.
  47. https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2021/08/11/protesters-iowa-capitol-urge-gov-kim-reynolds-let-schools-mask-mandate-fall-protect-covid-19-delta/5539239001/.
  48. https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/health/2021/08/04/iowa-covid-19-reporting-500-new-cases-delta-variant-august-vaccine-data/5482792001/.
  49. https://mississippitoday.org/2021/08/12/mississippi-hospital-system-fail-tate-reeves-2/.
  50. https://twitter.com/lmccall717/status/1425211052422307842?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1425211052422307842%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wlbt.com%2F2021%2F08%2F10%2Fwhere-are-you-neshoba-county-general-hospital-ceo-urges-gov-reeves-act%2F%3Futm_source%3Dtwitterutm_medium%3Dsocialutm_campaign%3Dsndutm_content%3Dwlbt. Cf. https://mississippitoday.org/2021/08/12/mississippi-hospital-system-fail-tate-reeves-2/.
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  52. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/national/coronavirus-us-cases-deaths/?itid=hp_pandemic&itid=lk_inline_manual_5.
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2 comments to Trump Lies About COVID and COVID Deaths Are His Legacy to the Nation

  • Liza  says:

    Art, my cousin is an ER doctor in McAllen, Tx. He told me a few days ago it’s worse now with Covid than when Covid was at the peak prior to the vaccine. They have no room for patients. 95% of those with Covid have not been vaccinated who come to the hospital. People who need immediate medical attention can not get it because of all the Covid people. He had a 34 yr old die with non-Covid medical needs because she couldn’t be treated in the ER. There was no room. He is frustrated, exhausted, and stressed beyond belief. He’s never seen so much death in his life. Had he known this pandemic was coming he said he never would have gone into medicine. It’s like a war zone he said.

    • Arthur Frederick Ide  says:

      I agree with your brother. Unfortunately, Texas elected Abbott and Paxton who get vaccinated but think only of themselves and refuse to get others vaccinated and discount basic safety measures as wearing a mask (over both the nose and mouth, not use as a chin diaper) or require social distancing. They attack businesses who step up where the Texas legislature falls down, and now Texas is nearly out of hospital beds, doctors and nurses are overworked and reviled by the odious anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers for trying to save lives. As I wrote in a later essay, when Abbott went to Collin (allegedly not knowing had COVID) to preach to the Republican Club before fawning admirers who were in close proximity to Abbott, none wearing masks, he spread the virus. I support your brother, Liza, and thank you for speaking out as more Texans die–and the victims are not just the elderly, but teenagers, children, and babies.

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