One-Liner Wednesday — Herd Immunity

“Never in the history of public health has herd immunity been used as a strategy for responding to an outbreak.”

The head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Despite the fact that top infectious-disease experts around the world, including the head of the WHO, say the idea of a herd immunity strategy for combating COVID-19 is unworkable and far too dangerous, proponents pushing to allow the coronavirus to circulate freely among healthy young people until herd immunity is reached have found a receptive audience inside the Trump White House.

Donald Trump is killing America. Literally.

Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt.

Reblog: Trump Tests Positive?

Okay, when it comes to anything and everything Trump, I am definitely both cynical and skeptical. That’s why Lydia’s post resonated with me. Especially that prescient tweet from John Cammo on September 18th about Trump’s “October surprise.” Trump is so desperate I wouldn’t put anything beyond him, including announcing that he tested positive for COVID-19 even if that’s not true.

Click on the link below to read Lydia’s original post.

Call me a cynic if it makes you happy, but I’m not biting. A word from the horse’s ass: Mmm… really? Does Trump actually have COVID? Are we supposed …

Trump Tests Positive?

Trump Tests Positive

Wow, Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, both tested positive for the coronavirus. Hmm. So much for this being a hoax, for it going away like a miracle, for warmer weather knocking it out, for playing it down, for not wearing protective face masks, and for ignoring social distancing. Oops.

The other day, in my Provocative Question post, I asked about karma, or the notion of reap what you sow and what goes around, comes around. Because I don’t believe in reincarnation, an afterlife, predestination, or fate, I have tended to write off the notion of karma as just another way humans try to explain things that they don’t really understand.

But after learning that POTUS and FLOTUS tested positive for COVID-19, I’m thinking that I might have to rethink the idea of karma.

I wonder if this news will finally end the squabble over whether or not the Trump administration has totally mismanaged the pandemic. Will it amplify criticism or will it generate ferocious pushback from Trump loyalists, especially if he fully recovers? And what affect, if any, will it have on the campaign and presidential election, which is exactly one month from tomorrow?

I guess, as Trump is wont to say, “We’ll see what happens.”

Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (wow), Word of the Day Challenge (squabble), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (amplify), and Your Daily Word Prompt (ferocious).

Reblog — Republicans: Speak now or be held complicit in COVID-19 deaths

No doubt about it, that’s Impeached President Donald J. Trump’s voice on the audiotape dated Feb. 7, 2020, telling veteran journalist Bob Woodward …

Republicans: Speak now or be held complicit in COVID-19 deaths

Friday Fictioneers — Closed

“Oh no, they’re not open,” Liz said as she and Tina stood outside of the café.

“I don’t understand,” Tina said. “It’s half past nine and they usually open the place by eight.”

The two women peered through the glass doors. It was dark inside. Liz tried the door, but it was locked. “I see the sign that says NOPE, but nothing else to indicate why they’re not open.”

A man saw the two women standing by the door. He stopped and said the place was closed down. “Why?” Tina asked.

“The owner succumbed to COVID-19 last week,” the man said.

(100 words)

Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.