Recall the adage a picture is worth a thousand words. The veracity of the statement is found in a photograph which is all over the internet this morning.
It bears out the “utter desperation” which presently exists at Kabul Airport.
The picture is of the inside of the body of an American C-17. The plane had taken off. Six hundred forty persons in the picture. Actually, 640 heads. A sea of heads.
A C-17 is obviously a huge plane. Some how the 640 got on board. They were not suppose to. The plane was already moving down the runway to take off. A decision had to be made. The crew made the decision to go.
Six hundred forty lives saved from suffering, many from death.
Yesterday, I danced around the point the U.S. has lost all but one war it had engaged in since World War II. That was Grenada. A bunch of old ladies could have won the war. Grenada is a small island in the Caribbean. An insignificant army. The war ended in a very few days.
All other post World War II wars the U.S. has engaged in have developed into disasters. The U.S. lost. Korea, Vietnam, Iran, both Iraqi wars, Libya, and Afghanistan.
There is a message in such a track record. The U.S. should stay out of wars against small countries.
Florida hospitals are being pushed to the limit as the state fights the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the nation. Florida presently accounts for 18 percent of new cases in the U.S.
Florida has “distinguished” itself in fighting the virus under the leadership of Governor DeSantis. Masks and vaccines are the weapons to fight the war. Proven weapons of the virus war. Yet the Governor refuses to agree. A know it all. He has continuously refused to revisit calls to enforce mask mandates and other pandemic related measures.
Hospital beds equipped to handle coronvirus cases are in short supply in every state. Florida has a distinction here also. Florida leads the nation in having the most hospital beds in use for virus cases. The number 28.2 percent.
DeSantis is on a new kick. A Trump trait. As Trump did, DeSantis is pushing Regeneron and not vaccine as the way to combat coronavirus.
Regeneron is a “short term” treatment to accelerate the curing of the virus. The patient must first get infected, however.
DeSantis is talking in dollar terms here, as Trump did in many situations.He claims the drug will “normalize hospital rates.” People will not remain hospitalized as long as they are now.
A Regeneron treatment costs up to $6,500. Who is paying the bill? Not those who get sick. So said DeSantis. Regeneron’ manufacturers or the State? An interesting query.
Recognize again, Regeneron promotes a treatment whereas the vaccine promotes prevention.
DeSantis is establishing clinics to provide people with free monoclonal (Regeneron) treatments. Last week, he opened four such clinics in Florida.
Why is DeSantis pushing Regeneron?
Two top DeSantis donors have major investments in the drug.
One is the Citadel, a Chicago based hedge fund. The fund has $15.9 million in shares.
The other is Citadel CEO Ken Griffin. He has personally donated $10.75 million to a political committee over a 3 year period which supports DeSantis.
An adverse mask comment in the Citizens’ Voice in this morning’s Citizen: “My kids will not be wearing a mask and neither will I. Stay housed, not scared.”
The husband/father and family could very well become instruments of death as soon as they leave their home.
Governor Abbott of Texas is discovering retribution occasionally comes down from above.
It was reported Abbott tested positive for coronavirus yesterday.
The man anti mask and anti vaccine.
The Governor is presently quarantined in the Governor’s Mansion.
He had no prior nor present symptoms. He is not suffering nor sickly.
Interestingly, Abbott did a campaign stop a few days ago. Six hundred surrounded him .No one masked. How can the virus be traced under these circumstances?
Abbot as with DeSantis is a Regeneron/monoclonal anti body treatment supporter also.
Virginia Dare was the first child born in present day America. Born this day in 1587 on Roanoke Island, North Carolina.
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