My opinion: Sadly, what the Trump wants to hide is the fact that more hospitalizations and deaths ARE NOT CAUSED because these people were tested to see if they were positive for COVID-19, they were hospitalized, or died, as a result of being infected. Testing is a way to monitor the severity of the infection in specific geographical areas. Sorry, testing does not kill or send anybody to the hospital, disease does.
Video of Texas Dr. Stella Immanuel praising hydroxychloroquine and bashing mask-wearing earned presidential retweets and more than 13 million views on Facebook before it was taken off the platform.
But Immanuel’s usefulness as the face of hydroxychloroquine faded after Right Richter pointed out that she also believes, among other things, that real-life medical problems are caused by sex with demons and that alien DNA can be used in medical treatments.
In his more recent role as a public face for the president’s re-election campaign, he became an emblem of Trump-supporting, mask-defiant science skeptics, openly if not aggressively disdainful of public health officials who warned Americans to avoid large crowds, cover their faces and do as much as possible to limit contact with others.
Another quote from this opinion piece: Thanks to Republican inaction, millions of unemployed workers have seen their last checks from the Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program, which was meant to sustain them through a coronavirus-ravaged economy; the virus is still raging, but their life support has been cut off.