Item: DeSantis nonetheless succeeds in his quest to have the highest pediatric COVD rate in the US.
Item: Other GQP-dominated states race to beat Florida in killing children with COVID.
Item: The Delta surge in adults and children is breaking the backs of health care worker and straining the health care system to the breaking point:
Item: Moral monster Marjorie Taylor Greene laffs off hospitals cracking under the strain of COVID with, “We can’t live forever.”
Item: One sample of what this looks like on the ground for ordinary people with small children is this note I got from a reader:
Pray for my son. He’s 5 and just started kindergarten here in SC where our asshole gov has prohibited mask mandated and they had a positive covid test in his classroom not even two weeks in. No masks. They’re not making him quarantine because (and I quote) he wasn’t within “3 ft of the person infected.” 3 FEET? Who came up with that? Did the virus get an excuse me, sorry to bother you variant while i wasn’t looking? I could just cry.
We both work full time for peanuts. Both state employees. No telecommuting option. Governor Clemson is specifically not supporting that anymore.
Remember: MTG is not an outlier. She speaks from and for the heart and guts of the MAGA cult. The party, everywhere it holds power, is fighting to condemn children to as much death by COVID as possible. When they lie that they care about liberty and that your unvaxed kids are “free to mask if they want”, what they deliberately ignore is that masks are not primarily about the uninfected avoiding infection, but about the infected limiting the spread. What the Cult means is that your kid should be defenseless against reckless, selfish adults sending their infected child into the classroom to infect and kill your kid. And if your kid can’t get into a hospital, tough. If they be like to die, they had better do it and help decrease the surplus population.
It’s a plan that’s working well so far:
Remember when they lied their heads off about “death panels” in order to battle universal health care? It was always a projective lie, like all the other projective lies they perpetually tell. This antichrist cult is fundamentally a eugenics lie machine that believes in killing the weak and poor for the sake of raw nihilist power while hiding behind the unborn (whom they also betray to their deaths in the wombs of mothers they recklessly infect with COVID while prattling about “freedom” and “not living in fear”).