Columbia Report Exemplifies Failures of the U.S. Government Policies and Crisis Managing
— The Hill (@thehill) October 22, 2020
Health Editor’s Note: This report compares the per capita death rate in the U.S. to other high-income countries of France, Canada, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and Japan. While pretending that the U.S. had the same death rate as the other countries listed it is calculated that if we had the South Korea’s rate it would have been 215,000 fewer deaths. If the U.S. had the same death rate as Canada, America would have avoided about 132,000 fewer deaths.
Even though the U.S. has only 4% of the world’s population, it has had about 20% of all COVID-19 deaths in the world. Shocking! Healthcare spending makes up 17.7% of the nation’s GNP, even though the U.S. only ranks 15th in world healthcare.
The ways Trump and the White House has failed U.S. citizens during this pandemic:
- insufficient testing
- insufficient contact tracing systems
- lack of mask mandate
- leadership vacuum
- failure of leaders to model best practices
- denigration of science and medicine
- attacking the FDA
- calling NIH director Fauci a ‘disaster’
- disagreeing with the CDC
- attacks on his own administration’s health experts
- encouraging large groups to form by continuing to have political rallies
- playing down seriousness of COVID-19 virus
Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.
She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with her husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescues.