Warning to everyone with a scientific background: We’re going to be talking about “anecdotal” evidence here. I realize that researchers tend not to count that and instead hang their hats on large double-blind peer-reviewed studies, but considering the Wuhan coronavirus has been in the population for only a few months (that we know of), there hasn’t been time to run those studies. We’ll get there; in fact –- thanks to the anecdotal evidence –- the kind of studies they need to generate the data they want are in the works right now. Those will guide us in the future. In the meantime, though, we’ve got to look at what a growing number of cases is telling us. And the picture that’s emerging is very positive.
Another warning: You will not get this view from the anti-Trump media, who are a complete waste of airtime and not worth anyone’s attention. They have thoroughly disgraced themselves and don’t have the sense to know it. From them, you will get stories designed to make you anxious and frustrated with President Trump and to make you think he’s being deceptive. To accomplish this, they go much further than expressing skepticism and mistrust –- they flat-out falsely accuse him of repeatedly lying about everything. These “journalists” must be working overtime to slant their stories, even with the help they get from Chinese propaganda.
Joe Biden recedes into the background
By Mike Huckabee
Joe Biden has receded into the background so fast, he’s desperate to get back into the headlines, especially now that Democrats whose eyes are glazed over about him as their candidate are now talking about drafting New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. So Biden announced that he will begin competing with President Trump by holding his own daily press conferences on the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus.
This announcement was accompanied by the usual attacks on how Trump is dealing with the crisis, ending with the tagline, “This moment calls for a President.” Okay, I try to be a nice guy, but I’m about to hit a 77-year-old man with a hard bag of truth:
This moment HAS a President, Joe, and it ain’t you. All you will do by holding daily news conferences to contradict what the President says is confuse and mislead Americans at a time when getting the best-sourced information is literally a matter of life and death, both for people and the US economy. You have already demonstrated that you do not have access to the type of information that Trump does when you blasted him as xenophobic for shutting down travel from China early on, a move that bought us weeks of time and likely saved thousands of American lives. You would have let infected people just come pouring in. This either shows you have terrible judgement, or no access to the kind of information the President has, or (and this is my guess) both.
America has a President. What it needs now are statesmen. Those are people who put petty political squabbles aside during a crisis, rally around America’s elected leader, and do whatever they can to bring Americans together so that we can overcome this danger.
With this latest reprehensibly selfish, divisive and irresponsible move, you have not only embarrassed yourself, you have proved you are no statesman, and you are certainly not worthy of ever being President.
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Sorry, liberal media, WHO and various other watchdogs of political correctness and lapdogs of communist China’s propaganda machine: the State Department has officially begun referring to the current health crisis as the “Wuhan Corona Pandemic.”
It now joins the long and not-racist tradition of diseases named after the locations in which they were first identified, which include German measles, Ebola, Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, also known as “camel flu,” if you want to trigger a liberal) and the Spanish flu.
FYI: Believe it or not, there’s a push on by some editors of Wikipedia to change the entry for Spanish flu to “The 1918 Flu Pandemic.” Since that would make it harder for users to find, a majority of editors oppose it.
It’s telling that even during such an important period of life-or-death decisions, some people have such tunnel vision that they actually think we should be expending precious time and energy on renaming old diseases to make them more politically-correct. Yes, I know the editors who want this deny that they’re being PC scolds and claim that “The 1918 Flu Pandemic” is more accurate. To which I would note that according to Wikipedia’s own entry on “Spanish flu,” the pandemic ran from 1918 through 1920. Call me when you think of a more convincing bogus excuse.
As doctors learn more about the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus, they’re identifying more early symptoms to help spot that you might need to get tested. I mentioned digestive distress yesterday. Well, in some cases, early signs of the disease might include loss of the senses of taste or smell. Read more about that here.
Do you remember the hilarious Christian comedian Chris Wineland, who appeared a while back on “Huckabee”? Chris used to do a YouTube series called “The Monologue Show,” where he did nothing but funny one-liners on the news with no political lectures and angry Trump-bashing, the way late night comedy used to be back in the days of Johnny Carson and Jay Leno.
Well, Chris decided that with all the current late night comedy shows on hiatus, and Americans cooped up, worried and in desperate need of some laughter (not that the current crop of late night comics would help with that, anyway), he’s reviving “The Monologue Show” from inside his apartment, where he and his wife are “social distancing.” He vows to try to do a new episode every day for as long as the coronavirus scare is upon us. The first one ran last night on Facebook. “Huckabee” writers Laura Ainsworth and Pat Reeder, who used to write a daily, syndicated topical radio service called The Comedy Wire, are among the writers contributing jokes.
If laughter is the best medicine, then take your daily dose from Chris. The episodes are streaming on Facebook Live and will be posted later to YouTube. Here’s where you can watch the first one. Be sure to throw him a like and click on “Follow” so you’ll be alerted when the next episode is coming up.
And for some extra laughs, here’s a sketch by Chris and his wife about why you shouldn’t go shopping for a pandemic with your spouse.
And all his videos are on his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chriswinelandcomedy/
Look for a familiar face at the top of his page!
Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)
"Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost."
- Romans 15:13
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