The Hoax

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Chris Britt)

In other news, Trump is checking himself out of the hospital against medical advice and even though he's still symptomatic and could spread the virus to anyone near him.

Meanwhile, about 210,000 Americans have now been killed by the coronavirus.

Finally, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates about 10 percent of the planet has likely been infected now.

Mike Ryan, the WHO’s top emergency expert, was addressing the agency’s Executive Board, where the United States made a thinly veiled swipe at China for what it called a “failure” to provide accurate and timely information on the outbreak. [...]

Ryan said that outbreaks were surging in parts of southeast Asia and that cases and deaths were on the rise in parts of Europe and the eastern Mediterranean region.

“Our current best estimates tell us about 10% of the global population may have been infected by this virus. It varies depending on country, it varies from urban to rural, it varies depending on groups. But what it does mean is that the vast majority of the world remains at risk,” Ryan said.

“We are now heading into a difficult period. The disease continues to spread,” he said.

Look at this motherfucker

He's telling people to go out and get infected and possibly die. He either doesn't know, or doesn't care -- or both -- that literally no one else has access to the experimental treatment he just received for free.

This really pisses me off because some people, like me, can't afford to just get sick on a whim; because we want to go to a BBQ or something. It's too big of a risk. I haven't gone out anywhere just for fun since April.

  • mnpollio

    Absolutely stunned that anyone was shocked by his behavior here. There are pundits in the business for decades saying they are shocked, but I predicted exactly what he would do days prior. And with the medical professionals castigating him that his case does not necessarily mean it will be the same for everyone, look for him to now trot out the abundance of surviving COVID positive Republicans and say “Look, here are 50 of us – now 100 – now 200 – who licked it and are going on. I’ll kick your asses back to work you crybabies!”

    One thing that the media is falling down on here is not effectively and repeatedly pointing out that Trump recuperated through by receiving experimental treatments that the average person does not have access to, was lavished with the kind of care only an elite world leader would receive, left the taxpayers with his medical bills so he had no worries about paying anything back, and reaped the benefits of the kind of “Socialized Medicine” courtesy of Walter Reed that he (and his fellow Republicans) has spent untold hours demonizing and deriding.

  • katanahamon

    The longer Rump goes without supplemental oxygen as he sounds short of breath when speaking, well, guess what that does to his brain and body? First, it compromises whatever judgment he has left, next, it sets him up to really screw up his lungs and possibly stroke out, have a cardiac event, or simply keel over from lowered O2. Happy thoughts! (Hey, He’s bringing this on himself..! I’m taking joy where I can..!)

  • I have been firmly in the “I want Trump to live so he can enjoy jail for a few years” camp. But this MF is being so dangerous I’m starting to root for COVID.

    • katanahamon

      I’m thinking being on a ventilator without any anesthesia for him, personally. Yes, it’s cruel, no, doctors would ever do it, and oh my, what a terrible thing to say! Well, he’s a cruel man, responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths, and will be for many more if re-elected. Shocking, that such a con man, failure, tax cheat, failure, prostitute payer offer, failure, bankruptcy king, failure could not only be allowed to run in the first place, but actually renominate by the republicans..we..must..remember…

  • Draxiar

    I want yard signs made that read, “Covid-19 for Trump 2020”.

  • katanahamon

    Yep. Unless it killed him, I knew, absolutely knew he’d get out and say everyone who thinks it’s serious is a pussy, that it’s just a cold or less. Par for his f’ing course. Since it’s taboo, I won’t say what I’d really like to say about the next few weeks for Rump and his Covid recovery.

  • Christopher Foxx

    I feel better than I did 20 years ago!

    Huh. All that money I’ve spent on spa treatments, and all I needed to do was get Covid!

  • b2blog

    I’ve found out how much I don’t go out for fun when told I can’t thru this. My wife and I will head to a park or trails on Saturday, I recommend it.