Many of you probably have seen this. I just saw it, and I have to say I'm shocked. Shocked at how low a major portion of our country has fallen--to openly and quite cynically embrace a known hoax. The Dem strategy seems to rest on the assumption that you can fool most of the people most of the time--maybe even all of the time.
This is what I mean. At the start of this video clip Tucker Carlson plays "Senator" Chris Murphy from CT describing Vladimir Putin as one of President Trump's "surrogates."
I picked this up from Thomas Lifson at AmThinker. In the video Mark Steyn describes British PM Boris Johnson as "a changed man" since his Covid illness. Steyn attributes this to Johnson failing to take the necessary measures at once, continuing a heavy work schedule, and winding up in the hospital in actually serious condition.
Lifson comments on the Boris Johnson angle:
This is most worrisome to Trump supporters, of course. But because Johnson foolishly (it turns out) continued his work pace after diagnosis, that might account for the progress the disease made, with dreadful consequences. Trump’s quick response, including hospitalization, means that the disease is being treated at its very earliest stage, with inflammation – which is what does the real damage -- fought with multiple approaches (see Dr. Joondeph’s article on Trump’s hospitalization).
One significant plus to Trump's residence in Walter Reed is that the doctors there can force Trump to rest, whereas if he were in the White House, his own staff would be in charge of his schedule, with medical staff mere advisors. Early rest and treatment should pay big dividends in avoiding PM Johnson's fate.
While I am no medical doctor, I suspect that the disease is being arrested before it can spread inflammation to the organs that are most vulnerable to damage. In other words, there is an excellent chance that Trump will be back to work quickly at full force. That will help quell the panic that the media have been spreading about the number of “cases” being a cause for concern and about the exaggerated fear of mortality fromCovid, now that we know how to treat it.
UPDATE: Not entirely related, but not unrelated either, is Don Surber's wonderful takedown of Andy McCarthy's review of John Yoo's new book.
Here's a link to the book: Defender in Chief: Donald Trump's Fight for Presidential Power.
And here's a link to Surber's takedown of McCarthy: Trump's success is no accident.
And it bear repeating, always, that Bill Barr came out of retirement to perform exactly the supporting role to President Trump that John Yoo describes--as Defender of Presidential Power. Barr, it scarcely needs saying, is several times the lawyer and legal thinker that McCarthy ever was and ever will be. And yet Barr was not too proud to work in a supporting role for the Trump that McCarthy prefers to snipe at.