Gee, look who finally decided to put on a fucking mask.
Courtesy of WaPo:
When her father died of covid-19 last month, Kristin Urquiza minced no words assigning blame.
Mark Urquiza, 65, should still be alive, his daughter wrote in a scathing obituary, published Wednesday in the Arizona Republic.
“His death is due to the carelessness of the politicians who continue to jeopardize the health of brown bodies through a clear lack of leadership, refusal to acknowledge the severity of this crisis, and inability and unwillingness to give clear and decisive direction on how to minimize risk,” she wrote.
The searing tribute encapsulates the fury of critics who say governments at multiple levels are failing at their most basic duty: keeping citizens safe. The obituary also nods at the outbreak’s disproportionate impact on black and Hispanic communities, which have experienced higher rates of coronavirus-related hospitalization and death.
Among the leaders whom Kristin Urquiza feels failed her father, a Mexican American resident of Phoenix who worked in manufacturing, are Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) and the Trump administration. Ducey, she said, “has blood on his hands” for beginning to reopen the state in early May, roughly three weeks before new infections started to rise quickly.
Good for this man’s daughter, these politicians need to be blamed for the deaths caused by their incompetence and poor advice.
And there are deaths all over the country that can be attributed to misinformation provided by political leaders and Right-Wing news outlets.
Such as this 30-year-old man in Texas.
Courtesy of ABC News:
“I think I made a mistake. I thought this was a hoax, but it’s not.”
Those were the final words of a 30-year-old patient who died at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio this week after attending a so-called “COVID party,” according to the hospital.
Dr. Jane Appleby, chief medical officer for Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital, said in a recorded statement that the unidentified patient told nurses about the party, which she said is hosted by someone diagnosed with coronavirus.
“The thought is people get together to see if the virus is real and if anyone gets infected,” Appleby said.
Appleby said she shared the story not to scare people, but to make sure they understand that the virus can affect anyone.
There really is no way to honestly spin this.
The man in the White House and his various GOP enablers are killing us!