Letter to the Editor

It absolutely amazes me when I listen to the main media today opposed to the media of 19 years ago when Sept. 11, 2001, America suffered one of the worst disasters ever.  

America came together then, partly because the main media reported truth and encouraging news reports instead of gloom and doom and political finger pointing news that only divides us as a nation. 

There have been many good things Americans have done since the Chinese virus has hit our nation. Key biotech companies are making progress as hopes of a coronavirus vaccine grow. China claims to have discovered an antiviral drug that is “clearly effective” in treating COVID-19 patients. And doctors in Japan report that a drug used to treat influenza appears to be effective in treating the virus.

In more good news, a team of infectious disease experts calculates that the fatality rate for coronavirus in Wuhan was about 1.4 percent, which is lower than earlier estimates. Automakers have agreed to make ventilators for hospitals that are running short, which would utilize shut-down factory space for the public good. 

That's what Americans do best! 

The Pentagon will provide five million respirator masks and 2,000 specialized ventilators as well. And a Navy hospital ship is being sent to a New York harbor to help with trauma causes, which would open up civilian rooms for infectious diseases.   

Back in 2001 Americans had so much more patriotic pride that nothing could keep us down. America isn't perfect and has its problems, but think for one moment: if we are so bad as the left and the lying media wants us to believe, just tell me then why are there so many people in the world trying to get into our country?  

I for one am sick of the corrupt media reporting, using Chinese propaganda to drag our America down! How about encouraging all Americans, letting them know we will beat this virus like all the other disasters before, which have tried time and time again to bring our great nation down.

I encourage all when any media outlet starts talking smack about America, get up and turn the channel. Americans stand up and be counted.

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(3) comments

Shotgun

Liberals are a bigger threat to our country than any of our foreign enemies or any virus. They will destroy our country before they support our president. We are heading for a civil war if this doesn't change and the liberals will not like the outcome. I was middle of the road until Clinton became president. When obama was elected and sold out my country, I swore I'd never vote for another democrat and I don't see that ever changing. I love my country too much to ever vote for the traitors who call themselves democrats.

ILovetheConstitution

Mr. Phillips, in addition to lazy, sensationalized reporting by the news media, the President has made false or misleading statements about the new virus:

On February 25th, the President tried to make a comparison between Ebola and Coronavirus mortality. He stated that "in the other case (Ebola), it was a virtual 100%" and that "with Ebola -- we were talking about it before -- you disintegrated. If you got Ebola, that was it."

On February 26th, the President, contrasting coronavirus with Ebola, said: "This is a flu. This is like a flu."

On February 28th, the President said: "The Democrat policy of open borders is a direct threat to the health and well-being of all Americans. Now you see it with the coronavirus, you see it. You see it with the coronavirus."

Also on February 28th, the President referred to the virus as “their (the Democrats’) new hoax."

On March 4th, the President, comparing coronavirus with the flu, said: "I think we went as high as 100,000 people died in 1990, if you can believe that."

On March 6th, he said “Anybody that wants a test (for coronavirus) can get a test.”

On March 17th, the President said the World Health Organization's coronavirus test "was a bad test."

On March 19th the President announced that a drug named Chloroquine had been approved for treatment of coronavirus.

The President stated, about Chloroquine: “It's been around for a long time, so we know that if it—if things don't go as planned, it's not going to kill anybody.”

A man in Arizona has died, and his wife is in critical condition, after taking Chloroquine, because “We were afraid of getting sick.”

And so on...

It's time for a change.

Polly Baker

Nationalism does not stop a deadly virus. The media reports that I have seen have not talked “smack” about America but rather are concerned with our government’s delayed response/inaction to the virus-the fact that the leader of our country was critical in that delay does not make this a partisan issue or an attempt at political divide but rather a very unfortunate reality. Yes, as the news reminds us of the increasing daily death tolls from this disease it is important to see the positive things happening as well, but it is of continued importance that we do what we can to keep ourselves and those we love safe and healthy (as well as those we don’t know). Just as you point your finger to the liberal left and the media to target/blame it might be wise to heed your own words to stop the divisiveness and finger pointing.

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