Category Archives: Corona Virus

Stand up and Fight the Virus Like Trump

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Maybe more of us will be able to stand up and fight the virus like Trump. At least that’s what two former FDA commissioners seem to think. And they say it could still happen this fall. Scott Gotlieb and Mark McClellan write in the WSJ that Regeneron and Eli Lilly have applied for emergency authorization for the antibody treatment Trump received.

Helicopter rides not included.

The President’s Doctor and Chief of Staff off Message

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The president’s doctor, Sean Conley, gave a cheerful update on his covid condition Saturday morning at Walter Reed Hospital. He proclaimed Trump to be “in exceptionally good spirits and doing well.”

But the president’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows soon stepped on Dr. Conley’s message by leaking an update of his own:

The President’s vitals over the last 24 hours were very concerning and the next 48 hours will be critical in terms of his care. We are still not on a clear path to a full recovery

So there.

President’s Doctor

On Sunday Doctor Conley responded in his own defense:

I was trying to reflect the upbeat attitude of the team, that the president, that his course of illness has had. Didn’t want to give any information that might steer the course of illness in another direction

Apparently the virus was asleep at the wheel. The docs gave Trump oxygen, pills and shots and sent him back to the White House on Monday.

The Lid Closes on the Trump Campaign

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Throughout September I kept reading that Joe Biden had called a “lid” on his campaign. The lid often closed by 9 a.m. and that meant no campaign activities or media availability the rest of the day.

Meanwhile President Trump put in full days, followed by Air Force One rides to campaign rallies and then back to the White House after midnight. Get up in four hours and repeat.

But now, a month before the election, the president has The Virus. And Joe is emerging from his basement shell.

The lid has turned.

Anonymous Source Behind Resolute Desk

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An anonymously sourced story in The Atlantic has tormented President Trump all week. The piece claims he called dead soldiers losers and suckers. But, mercifully, Bob Woodward has cut the legs off that story with one of his own. His new book, Rage, claims Trump soft pedaled  the Carona Virus to avoid panic. The source? Woodward’s 18 taped interviews with Donald Trump.

Nazis, Trump and Aborted Babies

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Nazis were the topic at Counterpoint last Thursday. That’s when I drew this one. Ted Rall worked the other side of the Counterpoint aisle and you can see his cartoon here

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Here’s my commentary:

“Ted has fingered the RNC’s failure to come up with a platform as the equivalent of Nazi Germany’s Enabling Act.

Looks like the president is Hitler. Again. George W. Bush had a nice run as Hitler too.

It seems to be a genetic disorder. It only affects Republicans. The far left mob must have achieved herd immunity. No matter how many Reichstags they try to burn down they never catch the Hitler bug.” – CB