Nearly half of the USA’s coronavirus deaths could have been prevented

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That’s reported in today’s USA TODAY that cites a finding by the Lancet Commission claiming about 40% of the nation’s coronavirus deaths could have been prevented if the United States’ average death rate matched other industrialized nations.

Now here’s a shock. Co-chairs of the commission are university professors who support some form of HillaryCare or ObamaCare.

Another surprise. They take shots at President Trump for, here we go again, an “inept and insufficient” response to COVID-19 saying his actions “caused a lot of citizens to fail to take it seriously and interfered with the kind of coordinated response they have been able to use in a lot of countries that are more successful than the U.S. in controlling the epidemic.”

Good grief, the commission painted Trump as Satan:

Trump exploited low and middle-income white people’s anger over their deteriorating life prospects to mobilise racial animus and xenophobia and enlist their support for policies that benefit high-income people and corporations and threaten health. His signature legislative achievement, a trillion-dollar tax cut for corporations and high-income individuals, opened a budget hole that he used to justify cutting food subsidies and health care. His appeals to racism, nativism, and religious bigotry have emboldened white nationalists and vigilantes, and encouraged police violence and, at the end of his term in office, insurrection. He chose judges for US courts who are dismissive of affirmative action and reproductive, labour, civil, and voting rights; ordered the mass detention of immigrants in hazardous conditions; and promulgated regulations that reduce access to abortion and contraception in the USA and globally. Although his effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed, he weakened its coverage and increased the number of uninsured people by 2·3 million, even before the mass dislocation of the COVID-19 pandemic, and has accelerated the privatisation of government health programmes. Trump’s hostility to environmental regulations has already worsened pollution—resulting in more than 22 000 extra deaths in 2019 alone—hastened global warming, and despoiled national monuments and lands sacred to Native people. Disdain for science and cuts to global health programmes and public health agencies have impeded the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, causing tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths, and imperil advances against HIV and other diseases. And Trump’s bellicose trade, defence, and foreign policies have led to economic disruption and threaten an upswing in armed conflict.

Unbiased report, wouldn’t you say? No that’s a hateful, politically motivated, unhinged screed if I ever heard one.

A few weeks ago the Epoch Times also reported that many  COVID deaths could have been prevented, but took a more objective and less political approach.

Here are the details.

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