All flights need to be grounded. As long as flights are taking off, the spread of coronavirus will continue because inside those cabins, there is no fresh air. Everyone is breathing the same air and so airplanes are causing coronavirus to spread, exponentially, and not only just among the plane’s crew, but also among the plane’s passengers. What is going to happen when pilots start falling ill? Planes are not going to be able to take off then. And if flight attendants are falling ill, so will pilots because they are in close contact with one another. Has no one thought of that?
In interviews and emails with TIME, more than a dozen flight attendants describe a continuing shortage of basic protection and a confounding lack of guidance over how to do their jobs without spreading the disease. Their gravest concern: that after weeks of working without proper supplies, they have been exposed to thousands of cases and in turn become primary transmitters to the hundreds of thousands of Americans who continue to fly every day. “It’s awful, because we know we’re definitely spreading it, seat to seat, city to city, person to person, hotel to hotel,” one Atlanta-based flight attendant who has been in the job for 15 years tells TIME.
That is just horrible! AGAIN, all flights should be grounded, but because capitalism, somehow, must never completely grind to a halt, the spread of coronavirus continues, unabated. This shows you just how concerned this country’s ‘leadership’ is about getting a handle on coronavirus.
And as if that is not bad enough, this next story shines a glaring light on the need for the airline industry to be grounded.
As coronavirus cases grow, hospitals adopt a system to rank patients for treatment
With the peak of Covid-19 infections still ahead and medical supplies still scarce, hospitals and physicians are gearing up for a nearly impossible challenge: deciding who gets a life-saving ventilator and who doesn’t.
The demand for ventilators has skyrocketed in intensive care units across the country as coronavirus patients have flooded in. Typically, adult patients will stay in the ICU — and on a ventilator — for only three to four days, as one Connecticut doctor explained, but Covid-19 patients need them for up to two or three weeks, dramatically increasing demand.
What people don’t seem to understand is that the coronavirus is not the only problem, the problem is that sick people who need ventilators won’t get them because the coronavirus has made the shortage of ventilators, worse. People who ordinarily would need to be on ventilators and who do not have coronavirus will find themselves left without them and so others who would have otherwise lived, will die due to a lack of ventilators. And those ‘hospital ships’ that were supposed to relieve overcrowded hospitals, well, they aren’t doing the job. Due to governmental red tape, those hospital ships are nowhere near capacity when it comes to taking over as backup facilities for hospital patients who don’t have coronavirus.
This is almost a perfect tsunami of failures, outrageous failures in the so-called, richest country on the planet with the most military bases of any other country, with the most bloated military budget of all other countries combined and yet in a crisis, the military is useless. In fact, the military is so useless, a warship docked in Guam is loaded down with coronavirus cases and the captain of the ship was fired simply because he was a ‘good’ captain who was trying to save the lives of his crew when he sent a letter to navy officials asking them to let his men go into isolation on Guam. His letter went unanswered until it was published by the media and that is when his crew was allowed to leave the ‘death ship’ and go into quarantine. So in other words, the captain was fired for trying to save the lives of his crew and we are to believe that those same degenerate shits that had no problem ignoring the fact that sailors were contracting a deadly contagion and were collapsing, to give a shit about the rest of US? Seriously? This is why the response to coronavirus has been so negligible, because those worthless shits don’t give a damn about us. The only thing they’ve tried to do is to mitigate the fallout for the corporate world; Wall Street. That stimulus bill is not helping average Americans who are being adversely impacted by all of this. Just read what flight attendants have to say about how they are treated during this pandemic. They are afraid to speak out for fear of reprisal; for fear of losing their job. They can’t even tell people that they have coronavirus even as they assist the disabled and elderly on board planes. They are helping to cause the very population that has been touted as the face of coronavirus to breathe their last because they are breathing coronavirus onto the elderly and the disabled. And the government and the airline industry is very much aware of that, but has the shit ceased? Hell no!
Americans are more terrified of losing their jobs than they are of losing their lives since they will continue to go into work knowing that they stand a greater chance of contracting this killer contagion. Everything should have ground to a halt. That is why China was able to get a handle on its coronavirus cases, but because we live in a country that puts profits over people and always will, we will continue to see cases of coronavirus grow, not wane. Americans have become so conditioned to head to work despite all hell, that they are willing to sacrifice not only themselves to a contagion, but their families and their fellow Americans and yet, many will hail themselves as heroes for continuing to report to work to move asses around the country who should stay put and not continue to spread this virus to all and sundry. What sense does that make? None! We are a nation of insane, idiotic, mindless worker drones! That is quite obvious. What is so great about that?
Why is Amazon still open despite the fact that it no longer has ESSENTIAL items to sell? Warehouse workers are falling ill with coronavirus and yet are still expected to stand on the warehouse floor and fill orders for nail polish, toys and games. Those are non essential items. No one in America gives a damn about anyone else because if they did, the uproar to shut all of this shit down would be deafening, but is it? Hell no! And the reason why is because ‘stuck at home American’s still want fun and games delivered to their door and damn the consequences. That’s how we roll!
What I am glad about is the fact that the rest of the world is watching this total lunacy go down and has finally gotten clued in as to how deranged Americans are and are realizing that our ways are not to be emulated. They are realizing that the countries that this shithole has vilified are not the bad guys; this fucking shithole is. Countries that have been sanctioned by this shithole are finally receiving help from other countries despite being sanctioned by this hellhole. No country on this planet should follow in the footsteps of this one and if coronavirus has done nothing else, it has shown this fucked up country for what it really is; a dumb, stupid schoolyard bully that uses its military might to get what it wants from all others and when it has to stand alone and figure shit out, it blames others instead of standing up and admitting to its faults. And we have many. And don’t a goddamn one of you Americans doubt that shit. “American exceptionalism” is clearly a myth. What is so exceptional about being #1 in coronavirus cases? I rest my fucking case!