45 Catches COVID-19 but We All Suffer

By Cindy Rojas


45 strikes again. After testing positive for the coronavirus, the President has left the Walter Reed National Medical Center after only 72 hours, returning to the White House maskless and, yes, still infected with COVID-19.

After 45's hospitalization, he stated in a video released a video on Twitter, "I've learned so much about coronavirus and one thing that is for certain, don't let it dominate you, don't be afraid of it, you're going to beat it." 60 percent of voters said he was wrong to say there was nothing to fear. There is, in fact, quite a lot to be afraid of.

Well, 45, what do you say to the reported 210,000+ total deaths in the United States? Is that not a sufficient enough cause for fear?

I ask myself, how would I feel if I had to experience the death of a family member during COVID-19, and I hear the President of my country give this statement?

45, what would you say to the 213 registered nurses that have died of this "beatable" virus?

Or the children that were infected this past summer – a total of 380,174 cases in August? Would your response be the same if you were speaking to the parents of those children?

Or the Black communities that have a 2.6x higher chance to become infected, 4.7x higher chance to become hospitalized, and are 2.1x higher to die from infection?

We have a reported total of over 7 million cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. with a population of over 330 million. Our neighboring country, Canada, closed its borders with the United States almost immediately once the pandemic began spreading in North America. Currently, Canada has a total of over 175,000 cases and 9,557 deaths out of a population of over 38 million people. See the difference?

Would you still describe it as "beatable"? I’d like to know.


Because I want a President that cares not only about his own health but also the health of others.