The Chicago Tribune news articles today contain various reports of the present state of affairs as a result off Covid being experienced in the USA.
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate ancient wisdom proverbial advice along with information from previous posts about Covid follies of political leadership made ever since November 2019 which has been ignored and adding to the present personal, financial, heath miseries being experienced in the USA to date.
The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. (Proverb 27: 12)
Woe to the land whose king was a servant and whose princes feast in the morning. (Ecclesiastes 10:16)
“A man’s own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the Lord.” – Proverbs 19:3
What’s My Point?
If we had a contest to choose the biggest leadership follies to control the Covid -19 and subsequent Five variants experienced in the USA, which one was the biggest in order of follies would we choose from the following choices:
- N95 mask availability folly as a result out outsourcing of specialized machair 8000 miles away to produce masks instead of local manufacturing in USA…
- Failure to control spread of virus from travelers, both legal and illegal, entering the USA?
- Foolish vacillating information from the CDC along with political pundits’ news media, and social media?
- Foolish Presidential short instead of long-range prudent planning for the worse case on scientific guessing instead of prudent leadership to plan for the worse and hope for the best.
- Blaming God for human follies?
In My Opinion
If we consider No. 1, if N95 masks were readily available and we used them from day one, 95 percent of the miseries would have been prevented from occurring in the USA
If we consider No 2, if travelers entering the USA were tested when they arrived, along with mandates for all travelers to be vaccinated, the present Omicron variant would not be perhaps as widespread in as it is today just before the holidays and cold weather seasons which have occurred in the USA region since the beginning of recorded history.
If we consider, No 3 and 4. , and remember how the CDC original information that masks are ineffective was perhaps stated to allow the limited availability to be used by medical personnel to tread infected patients, and then later vacillated to change to mandates for everyone to wear, we may better understand the folly of outsourcing 90 percent of US preventative masks and medical spike to save a few dollars has resulted in spending trillions of dollars to treat, test, and vaccinate 350 million Americans as a big, big, short range folly.
If we consider No 5, as many do who have never been taught wisdom and religious philosophy as subject in early childhood because it is illegal to teach this information in public secular schools, perhaps the present leaders who have never been taught in their childhood, would have made more wise than foolish decision to make more prudent decisions and the USA present leadership would have make more wise decisions to prevent the majority of miseries we are now expediting’s in the USA.
Read the Source Links blow.
If after reading, which reason or order of reasons as shown above might have reduced the misery of Covid we experienced ever since 2019 in the USA?
Regards and goodwill blogging
Chicago Tribune January 16, 2021
Summary of Governments Biggest Follies –
N95 Mask Follies
Commentary – “A man’s own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the Lord.” – Proverbs 19:3