We can play these political word games all we want. The fact remains - people continue to get sick and die from the COVID virus - and we know exactly what we need to do and how to do it. We can continue to listen to the political posturing we hear every day or we can stop our whining and fix it.
This is America - we are Americans. We should be lining up to do our part. We love to brag about how great we are - how smart, generous, adventurous, prosperous, etc. we are. It seems, however, we have become a nation of spoiled, rotten and entitled victims. We don't want to take responsibility for ourselves - we want someone else to do it for us and if they don't - we blame them - it's their fault - not ours.
Why are we waiting for someone to tell us what we already know? I don't need Trump or Biden to tell me to get a vaccine or to wear a mask. I can read. I can get information from the finest and brightest scientific and medical minds on the planet and follow their suggestions. Why would I ignore experts from the Mayo Clinic, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Johns Hopkins, etc. and follow the lead of Marjorie Taylor Greene? Someone please explain to me the logic there because I don't get it.
Like it or not - the battle to stop COVID is political. We clearly don't care what experts say. We are taking the word of elected officials and talking heads pretending to be journalists. Again - someone please explain the logic - I don't understand.
In 2017, former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, George HW Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter shared the stage to collectively raise money and awareness for hurricane relief. Wouldn't it be great if Trump, Biden, Bush, Obama and Carter - set aside their obvious differences and got together for one common humanitarian goal? And maybe - if everyone else would stop for just a minute - to remind ourselves who we are - and what we are - maybe we can put the breaks on this thing.
I once read - "...the best thing a parent can do for their child is to do just that - be at their best..." At our best - we/human beings are pretty much unstoppable. Surely we haven't forgotten how - or maybe we have?