Updated: Nov 18, 2020
Last night, right before I went to bed, like while I was getting ready for 10 minutes, I flipped on MSNBC. Ali Velshi was sitting in for Rachel Maddow and he read some horrifying stuff from a nurse in Trumpistan. The CNN video above must have been the same beleaguered nurse. On Monday, Paulina Villegas, covered the story for the Washington Post. It's pretty horrible... but it explains what's wrong in Trumpistan and why these people voted for Trump. Their backward, third-world shithole of a country is incompatible with our country. Their lives are miserable and pointless and they don't care if they and their sad families die. We do.
That South Dakota emergency room nurse is Jodi Doering, and Friday she was tweeting about deathly ill Trumpists dying of COVID and filled with rage and hatred because they were still sure there is no such thing as COVID. After all, their moron president and mass murderer governor told them as much. Denial, denial, denial. Read these tweets. They describe Trumpistan better than even the election results in this desolate, despairing places do.
Doering's "anxiety and despair," wrote Villegas, "are shared by many health-care workers who are facing a dramatic surge in covid-19 patients. But some front-line workers, like Doering, also face the emotional toll of treating patients who, despite being severely ill, are reluctant to acknowledge that they have been infected with a virus that President Trump has said will simply disappear. Doering said she has covid-19 patients who need 100-percent-oxygen breathing assistance and who will also swear they don’t have the illness that has ended the lives of nearly a quarter-million people in the United States since February. 'I think the hardest thing to watch is that people are still looking for something else and a magic answer and they do not want to believe covid is real. Their last dying words are, This can’t be happening. It’s not real.'... Some patients prefer to believe that they have pneumonia or other diseases rather than covid-19, despite seeing their positive test results."
“COVID is amplifying the feeling of frustration and helplessness our front-line healthcare workers are experiencing,” Brookings, S.D., City Council member Nick Wendell wrote on Twitter. “We are in the midst of the storm right now. When we see our way through to the other side, the accumulated grief of healthcare workers in our state will be among the debris.”
...In North Dakota, where cases have rocketed in the past month, Republican Gov. Doug Burgum has also acknowledged the phenomenon of disbelief among the population. Burgum pleaded with fellow residents late last week to take precautions, as the state’s hospitals are overwhelmed with patients.
“You don’t have to believe in covid, you don’t have to believe in a certain political party or not, you don’t have to believe whether masks work or not. You can just do it because you know that one thing is very real. And that’s that 100 percent of our capacity is now being used,” Burgum said.
Noem on the other hand, is trying to make a name for herself-- for an eventual presidential run-- among the Trumpist hordes; she can't make a bigger noise about fake-Freedom-to-die propaganda than she already does. She's killing South Dakotans and killing people all over the Midwest. Noem is the worst governor in America and, wrote, Villegas "has become a star in Trump’s circle by joining in his antagonism toward mainstream scientific opinion: She is one of the few governors who refused to issue a stay-at-home order in the spring, has repeatedly questioned the validity of using masks to reduce viral spread and hosted the president for a massive, tightly packed Fourth of July celebration at Mount Rushmore. Last week, South Dakota reported an 18.2 percent increase in daily deaths and a 26.5 percent jump in hospitalizations, according to data tracked by The Post. The South Dakota Department of Health reported 2,020 new coronavirus infections Thursday, a record for positive results in a 24-hour period."