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2015 graduate of Penn State Architecture. Proud to call Richmond, Virginia (RVA) my home!
So many Americans right now are stepping up to help their communities. Zohaib Begg, a 7-year-old from VA, is one of them. This inspiring kid has been gathering supplies from hotels to donate to the medical professionals at his local hospital. https://patch.com/virginia/ashburn/second-grade-boy-collects-6-000-masks-caps-hospital-workers
This is unconscionable. Americans are already afraid of the impact the deadly COVID-19 pandemic is having on their lives — they don't need the added stress of losing their health insurance. Drop the lawsuit. https://www.thedailybeast.com/gop-plows-forward-on-plans-to-kill-obamacare-coronavirus-pandemic-be-d...
This is how democracies die: When they cede too much power, give in to the decrees of an autocratic ruler, punish dissent, and forget the past horrors of dictatorship. Democratic freedoms must be safeguarded, especially in times of crisis.
Hungarian Parliament passes bill that gives PM Orbán unlimited power & proclaims: - State of emergency w/o time limit - Rule by decree - Parliament suspended - No elections - Spreading fake news + rumors: up to 5 yrs in prison - Leaving quarantine: up to 8 yrs in prison #COVID19
The media is covering depressing metrics of this crisis - deaths, illness, jobs lost, businesses and families impacted. The president is keeping a close eye on how he is being received says he's getting "Bachelor finale" type ratings.
Bottom line— @Donald J. Trump has no strategy, just a profoundly diseased and disordered mind.
“If you're doing isolation well nationally, within about 20 days you'll see new cases really go down and that is a sign that you're on your way. This is not going to be easy. We need a clear message about that.” ~Bill Gates https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/25/what-bill-gates-would-do-to-fight-covid-19-if-he-were-us-president.html
This is what you are to him, Americans. An audience. Not his constituents. Not the people who hired him. Not even humans. You're boxes in a spreadsheet of his Neilsen ratings.
"The US response will be studied for generations as a disastrous, failed effort. What's happened in Washington has been a fiasco of incredible proportions. We are witnessing one of the greatest failures of governance and basic leadership in modern times." http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/28/trump-coronavirus-politics-us-health-disaster?CMP=Sha...
Again, he can order them to do this with the force of law, not a tweet. He has chosen not to.