I still believe that this is no worse than the common flu which kills thousands every year, so why is the government trying to make a national emergency out of this? BTW the largest states to benefit are the most liberal ones, maybe there is something there for us to think about.
I think it's all about optics. Early on, China and the WHO were lying to the world about the effects of the coronavirus and Trump spotted the lie and decided to take small decisive actions early just in case (you never know when something will end up being horrifically bad and don't want to wait until it's too late).
The democrats however chose to believe the lies from China and the WHO and encouraged people to ignore the president and to relax and go the theatre, to not be a racist and to support their local Chinese restaurants, to hang out in chinatown etc. (after all why promote fear if there's probably nothing to it according to all official sources?).
However it turns out that the democrats ultimately got it wrong. The virus could be transmitted by human to human contact AND it could lay dormant for weeks while being highly contagious. Since it was still so early on and no one knew what the actual death rates were they panicked. While early evidence may have suggested that Trump didn't do enough they had done the worst possible things they could have done.
After that it was all course correction. The democrats corrected wildly to try and save face and look like they were in fact treating it seriously. And the media began to rip into Trump and other republicans for not taking it seriously and peddling false hope. As more and more states started shutting down other states followed their lead not wanting to get this wrong and ending up having their names in the history books as getting their people killed.
As modern research comes in however indicating that the death rate may in fact be lower than the flu the democrats can't course correct again as they've spent the last month trying to build the narrative that Trump isn't taking this seriously enough and he's a fool for talking about re-opening the economy. They'd look like fools if they admitted Trump got everything right and they got everything wrong, so instead they are doubling down and taking advantage of the "crisis" to push as much of their agendas through as they can before this all inevitably comes to an end. They've already tried to push election reform, diversity quotas for corporate boards, climate change regulations, suspension of certain immigration laws, stripping Trump of his ability to ban travel, etc.
At the end of the day this all comes down to partisan egos and endless blame games. And I hope that the American people remember all of this and vote accordingly in the next election.
Agreed. I think there's a whole lot more going on here, and the fun is not over yet.
The Gov. needs to hear from us, this article say re-open MID JUNE!?! I don't think so - if you haven't yet reach out to our leaders in Florida and let them know what you think. (in a nice way) https://www.local10.com/news/local/2020/04/25/gov-ron-desantis-wants-your-input-on-how-to-reopen-florida/?fbclid=IwAR3a3spWZTE99tqfL2QtWaKRAQ_XRiY0WSCDOfAOs8K2XdMG1ZyCXXHYh8U
time for real people to get back to work. if you keep listening to the democrat socialist you will never return to work voluntarily but you will return to work for them without pay or any benefits. the socialist, head by little lair pelosi, are out to fool you into believing in their dream world. when they get you there then is the time that they will drop the hammer upon you and you will to start serving them for free and without a choice!