Trump’s Mad Dogs Should Not be allowed to Roam Free

China’s public health bureau recently published a chart showing how important it is for everyone to wear masks in public because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you have not seen the chart, here is a simple translation:

ONE: The risk of infection is 100% when a healthy person without a mask is exposed to an infected person without a mask.

TWO: When a healthy person wearing a mask is exposed to an infected person without a mask, the risk factor is 70%.

THREE:  When an infected person is wearing a mask and the healthy one isn’t, the risk factor is 5%

FOUR: When both the healthy and infected people wear masks, the risk factor is 1.5%.

Without the ability to test people weekly to discover who is immune because they carry the antibodies that protect them from the virus, or to learn if they are infected or healthy, individuals that refuse to wear masks in public are playing Russian Roulette with their lives and/or the lives of others.

In fact, the odds are a lot worse than Russian Roulette where you load a five-chamber pistol with one bullet, spin the chamber and then place the barrel under your chin and pull the trigger. The average pistol has five chambers that hold five bullets. With four chambers empty, that means the odds of blowing your brains out are only 20%.

Have you heard of Typhoid Mary? Mary Mallon, also known as Typhoid Mary, was an Irish-born cook believed to have infected 53 people, three of whom died, with typhoid fever, and the first person in the United States identified as an asymptomatic carrier of the disease. After she was identified as a carrier, she continued to infect others.

Did you know that mad dogs running loose in public are usually shot or euthanized because they are a threat to other animals and people?

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Lloyd Lofthouse is a former U.S. Marine and Vietnam combat veteran with a BA in journalism and an MFA in writing, who taught in the public schools for thirty years (1975 – 2005).

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7 thoughts on “Trump’s Mad Dogs Should Not be allowed to Roam Free

  1. I cannot comprehend how people cannot wear masks. The few times I have been out to get groceries, hardly anyone has them on. I can only attribute it to the fact that El Paso County/Colorado Springs is a Republican Stronghold. And of course leading by example, Mr. Trump do does not wear a mask. The mad dogs are loose!

    c l clark

  2. So, we’re to believe China’s public health bureau, when it kept quiet for TWO MONTHS before it (or whoever) finally told the REST of us about the disease. Now, there is NOTHING to be trusted now, coming out of China. Period.

    At the same time, I trust NO PUBLIC OFFICIAL anywhere ON EARTH, including the public officials of the United States, where I live. I analyze the situation MYSELF, I and my wife, as carefully as possible, and then I act accordingly.

    But China’s public health bureau? Absolutely not. There are now plenty of sources, other than China’s public health bureau, to refer to for information so that one can make an intelligent assessment of this PANDEMIC that China is responsible for not telling us about.

    Trust in China is lost.

    • Well, Ronald, when you listen to Trump’s lies and the misinformation pumped out of Faux News, you wouldn’t have a clue when China’s central government told the WHO about the outbreak and what happened leading up to that day. To learn what actually happened, you have to go beyond Trump’s echo chamber,

      How long does it take to know a new lethal virus had appeared and is spreading?

      On December 10th, the first known coronavirus patient starts feeling ill. At this time no one knows about the virus yet and he hasn’t made an appointment with a doctor.

      Six days later, Wei Guizian, that patient, is admitted to Wuhan Central Hospital with infections in both lungs that are resistant to anti-flu drugs. Still, no one knows that this illness is caused by COVID-19 because the virus is still a mystery. In fact, even today, scientist and doctors around the world are still learning about the virus.

      December 27, 11 days later, Wuhan health officials are told that a new coronavirus is causing the illness. At this point the central government is not in the loop yet.

      Three days later on December 30th, Ai fen posts information on WeChat about the new virus. Wuhan doctor Li Wenlian also shares information on WeChat about the new SARS-like virus. Local officials (not the central government) calls him in and questions him. The same day, the Wuhan health commission notifies hospitals of a “pneumonia of unclear cause” and orders them to report any related information.

      The next day, on December 31st, China tells the World Health Organization’s China office about the cases of an unknown illness.

      The allegations of a coverup by China’s central government are not supported by the facts. If there was an attempt of a cover-up, it didn’t last long and it happened in Wuhan.

      Now, let’s look at Trump’s timeline:

      In late January (almost a month after China told the WHO about the virus), Trump claimed his ban on travelers from China “shut it down”, while constantly stating what a good job his administration had done to control the virus’ spread across the United States.

    • After my first response to your knee-jerk allegations blaming China for a cover-up, I ran into this tidbit about Taiwan, and Taiwan is not exactly China’s friend. In fact, if it was not for the United States defending Taiwan, China would have invaded that little island decades ago to put an end to the Nationalists that the CCP fought a very long and bloody Civil War with.

      China informed the World Health Organization on December 31, and Taiwan acted the same day. Trump wants people to think his horrible reaction to the virus was because of a cover-up in China but that is far from the truth. Taiwan heard about the virus the same week the WHO did.

      Taiwan has millions of visitors from China and only 45 coronavirus cases. Here’s how.

      “Aggressive measures starting in December saved Taiwan. Can we learn from them?”

      https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2020/3/10/21171722/taiwan-coronavirus-china-social-distancing-quarantine

  3. Lloyd, the real mad dog that needs to be put down is the yellow and orange one that lives in the White House. I know it is a horrible thing to say, but I am fed up with that manster (yes, from that campy 50s science fiction non classic)

    • Trump is the Alpha mad dog of those beasts that are ravaging the environment, the economy, common sense, truth, rational logic, goodwill, decency, … this list could go on forever. What happens when the troglodyte leader of the barbarians is taken out first and there is no one left to replace it?

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