“There are people now in crowded ICUs all over the country. Some ICUs don’t have beds anymore,” Cooper said, and he nearly collapsed during the influencing segment. “There are people in the ICU now, tonight, fighting for their lives, fighting for every painful breath they can have. … This is what matters now. There is a child in the house now scared to death because his father in the hospital doesn’t know what If he is to meet him again Do you know how you feel?
Cooper showed viewers a graph showing coronavirus cases “heading almost straight.” He commented, “I can’t spend another second worrying about what a mature man who lost a fair is not willing to accept. I’m not ready to accept that there might be 400,000 Americans dead by February 1st. No matter what I think, what I can’t accept. This is.” Is the truth if we do not do better. “
Ready to ignore
But now, as we face a third – and more dramatic – wave of contagion, this is all gone. The president will not admit the truth about the virus. Nor will he do his claims on Fox, instead Trump and Fox have spent months inciting the public not to take the virus seriously, into believing it is no longer a threat to their lives. They turned wearing a mask into a partisan issue. They have mocked the science and public health experts who are pleading with the public every day to take basic preventive measures to slow the spread of disease. And this is, frankly, terrifying as we head towards the downfall with a clear spike in infections and hospitalizations. Lies, conspiracy theories, and outright bad information have consequences. And we will all have to live with the results.
The White House Correspondent was injured
Trump does not take one question
In his first appearance in front of journalists since losing the election, Trump held a briefing on the Coronavirus. But instead of speaking in stark terms about the reality of the situation, or displaying sympathy for those who lost their lives or found themselves in hospital, the president did what he did months ago. He played politics (indicating, for example, that he might withhold the vaccine from New Yorkers) and focused on the good news (that the Pfizer vaccine seemed to work). After loaning the floor to members of Operation Warp Speed, Trump ended the press conference without answering a single question.
Biden virus advisors on television
Unlike Trump, President-elect Joe Biden has deployed his health experts to hit the airwaves. Dr. Vivek Murthy, Dr. Celine Gunder, and others who advised him warned of the seriousness of the current situation. Speaking on “AC360”, Gunder described the virus as “primarily a national security threat”, given “the way Americans contract and become sick with the Coronavirus, and die from the virus, and how the economy is affected by the Coronavirus.”