Frankly I began doubting about US’ capacity to control the pandemic. There’ve been no severe COVID-19 patients in Wuhan, can NYC achieve this within 2020? But President Trump can still be so optimistic and talk up his performance despite over 1000 daily death toll. Interesting. pic.twitter.com/FzkLfWSM8Z— Hu Xijin ??? (@HuXijin_GT) April 25, 2020
I’m continuing to follow the Chinese coverage of the coronavirus epidemic in the United States.
“The whole world has watched the American coronavirus mess with disbelief. For a superpower clubbed with superb human resources and technologies, how did the tragedy be fall, and what exactly went wrong that triggered this monumental failure?
As a matter of fact, the US was warned of the looming public health crisis, but it turns out that the Trump administration had squandered two-month-long precious time instead of getting prepared.
The blunder happened because the US government took things too casually.
When China’s Wuhan faltered to an abrupt large-scale outbreak and lamented for external assistance while the new virus, infected and claimed hundreds of lives in the populous city in late January, the US took the bench and looked on.
Thereafter, South Korea, Iran, and Italy took turns and languished under the impact of the virus’ rage, and the US kept watching the incessant tragedies and did nothing as if the contagion would cower before the US’ unparalleled might.
What did the Trump administration do during those two months? To the bewilderment of other countries, the White House said in an articulate tone that the virus would somehow “miraculously disappear,” while the US CDC started to research and develop a coronavirus test kit based on a genome provided by Chinese scientists. However, its test kit was later proved to be seriously flawed because the CDC lab workers did not wear secure protective gloves and gowns, and as a result, they contaminated the kit.
What else did the Americans do at that time? US President Donald Trump and his cabinet members took a long-distance flight to New Delhi and feasted with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. …
Incompetence will be the one word other countries pin on the US, the Trump administration in particular.
Just take a look at the daily White House news briefings, and the world will comprehend what Trump has staged is of least substance, but all theatrics.
There, he reiterated that his government is the best and has done marvelous things; he chided the mainstream US media reporters who peck at him as “Fake News”; he deplored US medical experts who dare to question his engaging in pseudoscience- for instance, he suggested sun rays, UV, and bleach can cure the virus.
In an attempt to rescue a receding economy and help his reelection hopes in November, Trump has completely politicized the pandemic, by rushing to lift the social distancing and stay-at-home measures – which are crucial to blunt the contagion. Trump even galvanized the right-wing radicals to take to the streets to “liberalize” states like Michigan and Virginia so that he will prevail again in the upcoming presidential election.
The US’ very institutions and its boastful system have failed, miserably!”
Rather than halt the spread of the virus, most of the American Right (including the Dissident Right) has retreated into an alternative reality of pseudoscience and conspiracy theories as the death toll mounts beyond anything seen elsewhere on the planet. The world looks on as cranks whip up outrage mobs against scientists, doctors, nurses, medics and hospitals which are said to be the center of the evil plot. After suggesting the virus would miraculously disappear after arriving in the United States, the president suggests cleaning lungs with disinfectant at his daily press briefings.
“It can’t happen here” is an enduring refrain in American culture, a reflection of the idea — whether invoked ironically or in earnest — that the United States has a special destiny, and stands apart from the forces shaping the rest of the world.
Now, with a devastating global pandemic definitely happening here, much of the nation is asking how and why and what it means that a country that sees itself as the world’s wealthiest, most powerful and most scientifically advanced leads the world in both cases and confirmed deaths.
It’s a reckoning that has stirred intense debate about health policy, inequality and partisan politics, but also extends beyond it, touching on history, values and national identity. And for some, the severity of the crisis — and the slow, disjointed government reaction to a danger warned about for months — has also upended their conception of the country, shattering the already battered idea of American exceptionalism, if not turning it on its head. …”
American global leadership is pretty much over.
This is the definitive proof that there is no conspiracy. The Deep State would never orchestrate a devastating and humiliating debacle like this which has severely eroded American prestige. It does explain why they tried to get him impeached for four years though. There was an actual conspiracy against Trump and an effort to remove him from office, but it was because he was a moron who was perceived as a threat to the global liberal world order which the Deep State wanted to preserve.