There is no doubt about it – Trump has a death wish. What is that? “When someone says you have a death wish, it means that you are doing something that they believe to be incredibly dangerous, and that you may be tempting fate and possibly seeking death. For example, “This couldn’t be further from the truth however, since I am incredibly safe when I’m racing.”
So first of all he checks himself into Walter Reed Medical Center and then he checks himself out, immediately removing his face mask and putting others at risk. Al Jazeera, my go to source of the news: reported initially that “Donald Trump’s doctor said on Saturday that the US president is “doing very well”, but a source familiar with Trump’s health has warned that the next 48 hours will be critical in his COVID-19 treatment.
Speaking to reporters outside the Walter Reed Medical Center, a military hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, Dr Sean Conley said Trump has been “fever-free for 24 hours” after he had a mild cough, nasal congestion and fatigue on Thursday,” Did you see a picture of Trump getting on the helicopter going to Walter Reed? He looked like death warmed over which is an expression with the following meaning: “Looking ill or exhausted. The suggestion is that you look only slightly better than if you were dead. The phrase appeared in the _Soldier’s War Slang Dictionary in 1939). My computer guru Chris has first hand knowledge about Boris Johnson’s ‘progress’ back in April of 2019. Boris remained hospitalized for a month and did not return to the full capacity of his work for sometime after that. Just read that Trump’s campaign manager also tested positive for the virus. Well, oops, It does heighten my belief in Allah, that is the truth. Now finished my reading of the Quran, more about that tomorrow. . Definitely moved along very quickly but then everything is done for me – cooking, cleaning etc etc. Retirement means no job responsibilities and home sheltering still in place. I am perfectly health, Trump should have followed my patterns – he would not be looking like death warmed over.
So things are not looking good at all “More bad news for Trump’s campaign. Trump’s campaign manager, Bill Stepien, has tested positive for the coronavirus.Campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh has confirmed the news, which was first reported by Politico magazine.Politico said Stepien received his diagnosis on Friday and is experiencing “mild flu-like symptoms”.Stepien, who joined Trump at Tuesday’s first presidential debate, plans to quarantine until he recovers”.
So in the early days there were comments about the transfer of power Peter Mathews, a professor of Political Science at Cypress College in California, said the president’s move to Walter Reed was significant, adding that it is important to know what plans are in place for any transfer of power.
“The fact that he’s been transferred to Walter Reed is a major development. He could have been quarantined in the White House and waited it out there. It could be they are being very cautious as he’s the president, but still, you have to take these things seriously and look at what is being put in place by this administration to make sure there’s a smooth transition,” Mathews told Al Jazeera.There’s two ways to go and there’s a precedent when President Ronald Reagan had to go in for surgery, he signed a letter saying he’s turning over power to Vice President George H W Bush for eight hours and then he would resume after that. And it worked out pretty smoothly. That’s one way, with the president voluntarily signs a statement“Another way is when the president is incapacitated, and it seems very clear that he is, the vice president has to lead and call the cabinet has to vote by majority vote to proceed to transfer of power to the vice president. When that happens, the president can challenge it if he’s available to do that, then it goes to Congress where it is voted by a two-thirds majority in each house to transfer the power over. So there’s a couple of options here and it all depends on how President Trump comes through right now as far as his physical health goes.” So then some discussion of risk factors. Esther Choo, an emergency physician and professor at Oregon Health and Science University, told Al Jazeera that Trump has a number of risk factors for severe COVID-19.“He falls into several categories of people who tend to experience more severe symptoms of COVID-19 and to need hospitalisation, his age, his obesity, the fact he’s male – there seems to be a male predominance in severe disease and hospitalisation and ICU care and fatalities.”And referring to Trump’s doctor revealing that the president has high calcium in his coronary arteries, Choo said: “He has some coronary heart disease. So he has more than one risk factor, but that’s across the population and how that plays out in an individual person, we never know.“He also has some positive things – he doesn’t smoke, he doesn’t drink alcohol and also importantly, he’s extremely wealthy and privileged.”Do you not respect this opinion? “ Because of his ineptitude and his deceit, because he has encouraged a culture of heedlessness about the wearing of masks and a lethal disrespect for scientific fact, he bears a grave responsibility for what has happened in this country. It will never be known precisely how many preventable deaths can be ascribed to his irresponsibility, but modest estimates run into the tens of thousands. Yet Trump’s insistence that Americans pay the virus little mind never ends. Just before the death toll reached two hundred thousand, last month, he declared at a rally in Ohio that the virus “affects virtually nobody. It’s an amazing thing.”
In terms of scale, the West Wing is less like the Kremlin or the Élysée Palace than like the cramped executive offices of a medium-sized insurance company. The hallways are tight. The chairs in the Cabinet Room sit close to one another. The Oval Office itself, where Presidents routinely hold working sessions with many aides, is smaller than you might expect. And yet numerous reports in the press have described how, owing to the President’s attitude, employees, reporters, and visitors to the West Wing are disdained or mocked if they wear a mask.
The Centers for Disease Control and other public-health institutions have long said that wearing masks is essential to minimizing the spread of the coronavirus. Trump has been of another opinion, a delusional one. In April, as he would so many times, he waved the counsel away, saying, “I don’t think I’m going to be doing it.” He went on, “I don’t know, somehow sitting in the Oval Office behind that beautiful Resolute desk, the great Resolute desk. I think wearing a face mask as I greet Presidents, Prime Ministers, dictators, kings, queens—I don’t know, somehow I don’t see it for myself.”WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, wearing a mask to protect against coronavirus, gestures during a special session on the Covid-19 response. The head of emergencies at the World Health Organisation says its “best estimates” indicate that roughly 1 in 10 people worldwide may have been infected by the coronavirus. AP
By the way, Dr. Peter Chin-Hong said that steroid treatments such as the one he received can cause mental side effects, including euphoria in a patient. The physician stated that he would have asserted that Trump left the hospital against medical orders. That, of course was not done. He is not yet in the second phase of the illness. “We call it falling off the cliff.’
The WHO estimated Monday that 10 percent of the world has been infected by the new coronavirus – way more than has been recorded – as it mulled speeding up internal reforms.
To date, more than 35 million cases of Covid-19 have been registered worldwide, including some 1.04 million who have died, according to an AFP tally based on official sources.
But the World Health Organisation now estimates that around a tenth of the planet’s 7.8 billion or so people have already been infected since the virus first surfaced in China late last year – more than 20 times the official count.