Trump admitted his coronavirus plan is to let millions die to achieve herd immunity

Recent Trump appearances have revealed that his giving lip service to vaccines has remained secondary to a continuing belief in herd immunity as if death would be a luck of the draw, or just bad luck, perhaps sacrifices rationalized by some religion.

The vaccine is a panacea in terms of any pre-November announcement as we now know it cannot be publicly available until a year from now. This explains Trump’s filibustering during his presser Wednesday after the announcement of the CDC director of the real nature of vaccine availability.

The Trump math is about trying to cheat his way past 3 November with a win by any means necessary. Soon there will be a quarter-million deaths of people Trump would refer to as “losers and suckers”. Woodward’s book shows that Trump accepted the likelihood of a plague-like death toll and his “reducing panic” excuses were a lie, much like his efforts were only meant to last until election day.

2+ million deaths are acceptable to him, as Bob Woodward has observed that Trump does not care about COVID deaths. And if you don’t like it, as with all things Trump, it devolves to lawfare. And asymptomatic spread of the disease makes it all too complicated for Trump as well as all that litigation when contact tracing is poorly executed and needless deaths escalate.

The brutal reality is that more like 6 million deaths might be required to attain herd immunity and initial evidence shows that such immunity might not even be possible as other pandemics have demonstrated.

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— Ronald Klain (@RonaldKlain) September 16, 2020

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Churchill and Trump
Defending his decision to conceal the severity of the virus from the American public, Trump again invoked the late UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill — saying Churchill was “not so honest” when he stood on London rooftops during Nazi bombings and told the public “everything's going to be good,” but that he was still a “great leader” by keeping people calm.
Facts First: Churchill did not give speeches from the rooftops, though he sometimes did watch the bombing from rooftops, and did not say “everything's going to be good” or generally play down the Nazi threat. Rather — as Churchill scholars have told CNN — he was generally blunt about the threat of death and severe suffering, warning citizens repeatedly about hardships to come.
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— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) September 16, 2020

Health care

Pre-existing conditions
Trump claimed that he would be “doing a health care plan” that would “protect people with pre-existing conditions.” He then said of the Democrats, “They will not do that.”
Facts First: This is a complete reversal of reality. Democrats created these protections for people with pre-existing conditions, in Obamacare; Biden was vice president at the time, and he is running on a promise to preserve and strengthen the law. Trump, conversely, has repeatedly tried to get bills passed that would have weakened the protections — and, as Stephanopoulos pointed out, is currently in court trying to get the entirety of Obamacare overturned.
Trump insisted to Stephanopoulos that he would put forward a “new health care” plan that would protect people. But he has never unveiled any plan that would offer protections equivalent to the ones in Obamacare — and, regardless, his claim about Democrats is absurd.
The existence of Obamacare
Trump claimed he “essentially ended Obamacare” by repealing the individual mandate that required people to obtain health insurance.
Facts First: The individual mandate, which required Americans to obtain health insurance, was indeed a key part of Obamacare — but Trump didn't end Obamacare, essentially or otherwise; key parts of the law remain in effect. For example, Trump has not eliminated Obamacare's expansion of the Medicaid insurance program for low-income people, the federal and state marketplaces that allow people to shop for coverage, or the consumer subsidies that help many of them make the purchases.
Biden's health care plan
Trump suggested that Biden has agreed to adopt the “socialized” health care advocated by Sen. Bernie Sanders: “He (Biden) agreed to the manifesto, as I call it — the agreement with Bernie is that you're going to go to socialized medicine.”
Facts First: This is misleading. While “socialized” is a vague term, and while Biden does endorse a “public option” to allow people to opt in to a Medicare-like government insurance plan, Biden has not agreed to anything like the “Medicare for All” single-payer proposal Sanders is known for, which would eliminate most private insurance plans. Biden and Sanders clashed on the issue during the Democratic primary.
After Sanders dropped out of the race, Biden and Sanders appointed a task force to make policy recommendations; this is what Trump calls “the manifesto.” The task force proposed to try to achieve universal health care through the public option Biden was already running on; it did not endorse any Sanders-style single-payer plan. It says: “Everyone will be eligible to choose the public option or another Affordable Care Act marketplace plan, even those who currently get insurance through their employers, because Democrats believe working people shouldn't be locked in to expensive or insufficient health care plans when better options are available.”

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