Typhoid Trump refers to “typhoid Mary” who managed to spread the disease while never getting sick. He is a prime example of what NOT to do in this strange time in which we are living.
Every time I watch the president pontificate about how fantastic everything is being handled with this latest global pandemic, COVID-19, I feel less reassured, more anxious. From my point of view, nothing seems to be going well at all.
You see, I’m a family doctor. I’m on the front lines of this pandemic. People are starting to call in and show up at the office with symptoms. I don’t have any tests. There are no tests. I have swabs. I can use a culture medium that I already have for other disease testing, swab the nose with one swab, swab the throat with another, then ask the health department if they will do the test. They can say no. I don’t get to decide.
I don’t have near enough gowns or masks.
I watched the president’s press conference during which he wore a blue hat with “USA” on it and…
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