In December of 2019, Dr. Li Wenliang went to social media and reported a "SARS-like" virus at a Wuhan Seafood Market. The Chinese Government harassed him into silence and Dr. Li Wenliang would eventually succumb to the coronavirus.
99.999% of Americans had no idea of the crisis percolating in China. The map below is the top Google searches for December 31, 2019.
As you can see Americans were preoccupied with Entertainment.
Jan 22, 2020
Ralph Nader: An Open Letter to Donald Trump
For some unknown reason, Americans were infatuated with the person who is sixth in line to the English Throne.
Jan 25, 2020
Beacon of Speech
In the article, I argued that Impeachment was nothing compared to the situation going on in China. Cited the Drudge Report and the Daily Mail as primary sources.
Notice the first 2 states where the virus was detected?
February 6, 2020
At the beginning of February, Americans were either all in defending Donald Trump, or attacking Donald Trump.
March 13, 2020
The day that most Americans finally started getting up to speed regarding information relating the coronavirus.
April 4, 2020
Going into April, Americans had banded together and vowed to defeat the virus, citizens had mobilized and....
The rest of April was mostly coronavirus searches and going into May the lockdown helped to solidify the citizen's resolve to defeat our microscopic foe. All Americans, all for one and one for....
May 6, 2020
The number #1 search was a multi-billionaire who said we're done with quarantines, it's time to go back to work?
Elon Musk continued to dominate Google for the rest of the month. The drum he was banging was violate lockdowns and work. Then guess what happened on May 25, 2020?
May 25, 2020
Look at Minnesota.
For the next month, much of America had forgotten about the pandemic.
June 11, 2020
Also on June 11, coronavirus numbers had more or less bottomed out before they started to spike again.
The coronavirus uptick started in mid-June? How could that be? Americans had such a laser-like focus on defeating the virus? <cough, cough>
July 4, 2020
Since most fourth of July celebrations were cancelled, Americans were focused on.....
Which brings us to today. Today, CNN reports that scientists are imploring the government to impose Shutdown Version 2.0.
I am telling you right now, my personal opinion on the topic doesn't matter. The fact is that a shutdown is not going to happen on a National Level.
The rioters keep saying social justice is more important than the coronavirus. Which dominos to the business community which says that the economy is more important than the coronavirus. Which dominos to the churches which say that religion is more important than the coronavirus. Which dominos to the self-centered, which say that if everyone else is going out, they are going out, too.
The above map is the list of mask-violating businesses on the West side of Cleveland, Ohio. Go ahead and click on it. There's Mom & Pop businesses listed just like there's chain stores. Right now, the mask-mandate is a free for all.
If you want to do a State Lockdown, that's fine. No protestors, no casinos, no churches, no non-essential businesses. Shut everything down except for essential to society businesses.* If you're going to make exceptions, just leave things open. You need to commit to a War-Time Effort.
The American People are obviously not up for a War-Time Response.
As Google searches show, they just aren't.
During the first lockdown in the Spring, I was scheduled to have a gas leak fixed in my front yard. The date of repair came and went, so I called the gas company to ask what was up.
Columbia Gas said that they had furloughed most of their staff and that since I had a "low priority gas leak," they would have to reschedule. I said okay, let's reschedule. They said because it was a minor outdoor leak, they would have to wait until after the pandemic to give me a date.
Also had problems with my internet provider Windstream, who ignored multiple emails. When I called the help line, there was a language barrier issue. I kept asking for a tech to come to my home, the overseas tech consultant kept telling me to unplug, then re-plug in my router.
Which I had done about 2 dozen times before I called. Neither issue is solved 3 months later and counting.