The pain of coronavirus is everywhere. Those afflicted, their families, and the medical staff caring for them. Personal and in one’s face.
An example occurred on Anderson Cooper’s show last night.
A young wife and mother. Married 10 years. Two children. Ages appeared 3 and 2. The husband/father had come down with the virus and was hospitalized. He died.
He left a note to his wife for her and someday the children to read and understand. The mother said that she had a blanket with her husband’s picture a part of it. The children were climbing on the blanket, pointing, and saying Daddy. Sometimes striking the picture with their hands as young ones are prone to do.
Anderson Cooper was the first to cry. He broke up several times. Then the wife. Then me.
It was heart wrenching.
Day 45 of my self-quarantine. Hanging in there. Wish things would get better however so I could get out into the world again. I think I am in the initial stages of cabin fever.
Some things happening in Key West.
Key West is closed to visitors until after May. Then local authorities will do a look see to determine if it is time to open the town up to outsiders. All of Monroe County operating under the same rule.
The County is being safe and not sorry. Smart! It was reported in the Citizen that Monroe County will probably be closed to outsiders till after Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties opened and experienced no problems. Then Monroe County would consider reopening “lodging.”
I mentioned yesterday Key West had a case of Legionnaire’s disease. One. Turns out it is 5.
The one reported yesterday at Poinciana Gardens. The “new 4” really “old.” I do not recall hearing about them. The 4 oldies were reported 2 months ago at the Paradise Inn on Simonton Street.
Keys weather has been fantastic for several months. Bright sunny days. Very little rain.
The lack of rain has caught up with us. The beginnings of a drought. Officials describe it as a “moderate drought.”
Flowers and greenery beginning to wilt.
Not bad, but enough to impose a drought restriction. Homeowners may only water their lawns 2 days a week. No longer the 3 days previously the rule.
Key West 1896 young lady May Johnson not well. Her sickness keeping her bed ridden. She thought she recovered and went out for 2 days. Dancing one of them. However, not her time yet.
She has suffered for 3 consecutive days. Terrible chills. SICK AGAIN as she describes it. “Suffering agonies.”
The doctor visited. Gave her some pills.
Donald does as Donald wants and gets away with it.
There is something called the emoluments clause in the Constitution. Prohibits a President from certain investments. The issue came up early in Trump’s Presidency. He said he was not going to be bound by the clause.
Trump owned 30 percent of 1290 Avenue of the Americas. The remaining 70 percent was owned by Vornado Realty Trust. The building was refinanced in 2012. The total refinancing package $950 million.
It is assumed Trump still owns the 30 percent interest.
The Bank of China is state owned. The government owns it. The Bank of China took $211 million of the $950 refinancing
The note becomes due in 2022.
Has the obligation influenced or will it influence Trump’s judgment?
Trump has been using the Task Force reports at dinner time each evening in place of the rallies that no longer can be held because of coronavirus. Trump has taken to reading from a prepared text. Sometime deviating and speaking extemporaneously. Followed by questions and answers.
We are looking at roughly 2 hours each evening.
Not last night. Trump took no questions. Immediately walked off the platform following the text material. His total time last night 21 minutes.
The “why” of it all. Trump’s by needle or other type ingestion of a disinfectant into the body or some form of UV ultra light to cure coronavirus.
The world up in arms. Cannot understand the stupidity of Trump’s suggestion.
Trump took no questions because he well knew they would have had to do with his foolishness from the previous evening.
Trump’s drug of choice to kill Covid-19 has been hydroxychloroquine. He had been pushing it like crazy. The possible “cure.” Why not try it?
It was revealed this past week that it had been used in some hospitals. Where tried, more died than recovered. Obviously the hydro whatever not the “cure” as Trump had promoted it.
Turns out there is another phase to the story.
Admiral Brett Giroir is Assistant Secretary of HHS.He sent out a 4/4 e-mail pushing government officials “to flood New York and New Jersey with treatment courses.”
Someone was not happy. Thought the drug stores should also be “pushed.”
The matter now public.
I would like to know who and why it was “pushed.” Who is responsible? Is anyone in government benefiting financially from the “push?”
Worthy of an inquiry? Especially where people apparently died because of its use.
Saturday night. A date night. I am having cocktails at 7 via Skype with Cathy in Seattle. We are celebrating her birthday.
Enjoy your day!