Beltway Insider: Trump/COVID-19 Roundup, G7 United, Canada Mass Shooting, French Protests, Election

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President Trump, who has maintained his daily COVID-19 briefs with credibility, lost ground this week by suggesting injecting disinfectants, isopropyl alcohol and bleaches could kill the coronavirus which the White House said were taken out of context.

The President's job approval rating, according to the website fivethirtyeight.com, which tracked polls of likely or registered voters for the period ending April 11, 2020, decreased by 0.7 percentage points to 43.4% of those polled who approve of his effectiveness as President and those who disapprove of his effectiveness increased by 0.3 percentage points to 52.4%. A slight 3% of the population polled have no opinion. Ratings are calculated weekly.

Coronavirus Update - Coronavirus Misinformation Causes Political Storm

With the worldwide cases nearly reaching three million, and deaths at 204,000, the Coronavirus has become the most talked about, researched, questioned, and dissected topic of 2020, pundits, medical experts, and those supplied with information set out daily on a single mission, to determine when the virus will be controllable and will a vaccine be available any time soon.


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Members of the media have a responsibility to their readership, just as politicians have a responsibility to their constituents, to gather accurate information from credible sources and to ensure the public is aware of misinformation.

The coronavirus daily briefings have taken a toll on everyone, even Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top doctor and Director of the National Institute of Health, who has advised six presidents, was present only once this week.

President Trump, who has certainly made his bulldog style ad hominin attack messaging, a trademark of his presidency, stepped so far out of bounds this week as he allowed himself to think for a moment he was among friends brainstorming ideas of a possible way to create an exposure barrier or in some way a bacterial blast wash, much like a colonic.

"And then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute," Mr. Trump said after a presentation from William N. Bryan, an acting under secretary for science at the Department of Homeland Security, detailed the virus's possible susceptibility to bleach and alcohol. "One minute," the president said. "And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs. So, it would be interesting to check that," The New York Times reported.

Unfortunately, he did not bounce these ideas off his team so they could review and revise before announcing to the media.

Do not ingest or inject any form of disinfectant, bleach or rubbing alcohol (isopropyl). "Injecting bleach or highly concentrated rubbing alcohol "causes massive organ damage and the blood cells in the body to basically burst," Dr. Diane P. Calello, the medical director of the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System, said in an interview. "It can definitely be a fatal event," The New York Times reported.

COVID-19 Heat Killing Theory – How Hot is Hot Enough

With heat the newest potential coronavirus killer theory that appears to be gaining strength the question, as one simply reviews the world's outbreaks, how hot is hot enough?

Is the theory of heat related to global temperature? If yes, then how hot possibly desert heat of 110 to 120 Fahrenheit?


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Covid-19 cases are spiking in traditional hot zones such as South American, with Brazil and Ecuador experiencing the highest surge, which negates the hot zone of 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Saudi Arabia has curve in temperature ranging from 70 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit and they have also experienced Covid-19 cases.

Which moves research to laboratories and manufactured heat – temperature above 120 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a rare global occurrence, possibly in the desert regions, and makes killing the virus after exposure impossible.

States Reopen to Ghost Towns, Closed Cities Demand Action

Liberate America, a fringe right-wing fringe group credited for organizing lockdown protests, is also avid disciples of President Trump and his "Make America Great Again" agenda.

Four states have lifted their stay at home orders, and fifteen others are set to expire this week. Nearing the epicenter, states remain firmly committed to lockdowns and are expected to follow the CDC guidelines of continually declining cases for a period of at minimum 14 days before easing restrictions.

Discretionary spending fuels the economic and with another 4.4 million workers unemployed this week bringing the total to 26 million Americans out of work, the economic boost many are hoping to jumpstart by reopening business may be slower to become reality than expected.

G7 United after Coronavirus

With the G7 Summit, scheduled for June 1, 2020 through June 12, 2020, now expected to be held via video conferencing, the fall out facing China over what has become a series of inconsistent and irresponsible messaging which has changed as investigators isolate the origin of the coronavirus that has resulted in nearly three million cases worldwide and 204,000 deaths.

As the purpose of the G7, is to discuss and exchange ideas on the global economic issues, security and other major topics that face the world's population and is attended by the leaders of the United States, Germany, Italy, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and Japan and is comprised of allied nations.

The pre-pandemic agenda has been replaced with all COVID-19 related issues and the economic uncertainty, ramification and fall out. The agenda will also include a replay of the 2009 economic plan unveiled when the global economy was teetering on the brink and facing what history has recorded as the Great Recession.


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Recognizing communication is the single most effective tool in fighting global pandemics and assisting the disenfranchised by arming them with knowledge and the tools which would equate to providing 3.6 billion world citizens with both the device and the service to receive simple text alert systems, and instructions.

Funding for The World Health Organization, which the United States has suspended over mishandling of the reporting of the virus in its infancy stages, which president Trump believes directly contributed to many nation's inability to react swiftly to prepare to combat the virus and provide its citizens protection, may also be on the agenda.

China, who is not a member, and Russia, who is suspended due to the annexation of the Ukraine, are at this time not US allies and therefore not members of the G7.

France, Germany, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Fund Coronavirus

Spain, Italy, France, and The United Kingdom have been hit exceptionally hard by the coronavirus with nearly 94,000 deaths across these four nations. Leaders from these nations as well as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose nation has escaped the double digit death rate while having nearly as many COVID-19 cases reported as the UK and other EU nations, agreed this week, along with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and The World Health organization to accelerate a coronavirus vaccine.

"The WHO, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are stressing unity as the global health body comes under criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump, and politicians elsewhere try to put their own countries first. U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said earlier this week that Britons should be at the front of the line for any vaccine developed in the country, raising tensions with other European political leaders," Bloomberg reported.

France Protests Fueled By Lockdowns, Disparity

As the coronavirus has taken its toll across the Europe, forcing leaders to impose harsh and restricting orders, which in some nations seem more like house arrest than protection.

For the citizens of France, the tension of six weeks of governmental imposed lockdowns, permission slips even for essential business, "has had the harshest impact on people living in poorer, more densely populated neighborhoods, according to an op-ed from several activist organizations and unions in Mediapart on Friday. The associations -- including ATTAC (Association for the Taxation of financial Transactions and Aid to Citizens) -- wrote that people in working class neighborhoods were on the front lines as essential workers. "Yet social inequalities, already glaring, are reinforced by the management of the coronavirus and will explode with the economic and social crisis to come," CNN reported.

Residents of the overcrowded suburbs are voicing concerns the wealth disparity equates to medical treatment disparity and are on the front lines of the virus with crowded conditions contributing to the outbreak.

Accusations of racism, police brutality and favoritism boiled over this week with residents taking to the streets exploding with riots and recollections of the Yellow Vests protests that ended as the government banned large scale gatherings.

Canada: Mass Shooting Worst in Nations History

A lone gunman, ignited by a lover's quarrel, began a killing spree that left twenty-two people dead, across several communities in a remote area of Nova Scotia, Canada, in the nation's worst mass shooting in history.

"Royal Canadian Mounted Police Supt. Darren Campbell said they found 13 deceased victims in the rural community of Portapique, a quiet community of 100 residents where the suspect lived part time. He said when police arrived, they discovered a man shot. The man reported he was driving when someone in what looked like a police car shot him. He survived and was transported to hospital," the Associated Press (AP) reported.

The killing spree lasted nearly thirteen hours, and authorities are crediting the long-time girlfriend of the suspect, who managed to escape and called police after hiding in the woods providing them with a detailed description and explaining he may be dressed in a police officer's uniform and was driving a police cruiser.


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The gunman, who killed many of his victims by impersonating the police, also shot and killed a female officer and wounded another before setting fire to her vehicle. After killing several victims, he set their homes on fire, leaving in his trail a wake of death, destruction, and sorrow.

The killer, identified as Gabriel Wortman, 51, was shot and killed by a police officer who happened to be at a gas station where the suspect stopped to buy gas.

Election: Let The Games Begin; Ohio Ballots Due in One Day, Student Loan Forgivness

Presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden is once again facing decades old accusations of sexual harassment and sexual assault. Several credible media sources including Politco regarding a 1993 allegation brought by a staffer* against a prominent senator, who has been identified as Biden.

After postponing the March primary, Ohioans have April 27, Monday, to mail their primary ballot which must be postmarked April 27, 2020. Voters may print their own absentee voter application at www.voteohio.gov.

Guam and Kansas will be holding democratic primaries on Saturday, May 1, 2020.

Student Loan Forgiveness: Now More Than Ever

Congress, this week, passed the second billion-dollar stimulus package aimed at keeping small business afloat during this national emergency. It is the second of potential three to four additional packages that will provide a gap funding package for American workers and the economy.

Student loan borrows owe upwards of $1Trillion dollars, many who will eventually receive some sort of forgiveness of the unpaid balance. Many are on Income Based Repayment plans which provide a forgiveness option.

An executive order providing a blanket forgiveness for all student loan borrowers which also include parents, and senior citizens, will fuel the economy by creating more discretionary spending and will also help balance the government's responsibility to its citizens by adding to the tax revenue pool which funds six essential programs: Health at 28%; Social Security at 24%, Income Security at 17%; National Defense at 15% and two discretionary funding streams totaling 16%.

"In 2017, the federal government nabbed more than $3.3 trillion in taxes—but that still isn't enough to satiate Washington's immense appetite for spending. The 2017 deficit was a whopping $665 billion. In reality, health entitlements—Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare—and Social Security are the largest programs. If Congress continues its current policies, these entitlements and interest on the debt are set to consume every dollar of taxes paid by 2027. That's less than 10 years away," reports Heritage.org.

With government spending at its highest this year, and $1trillion owed by student loan borrowers, forgiveness which equates to income then becomes taxable transferring the burden of collection to the Internal Revenue Service and would equate to tax revenue on $1trillion dollars.

For more information on President Donald Trump www.whitehouse.gov.

Sources: Various © Articles covered by Copyright protection

*Other media outlets have printed the name of the victim, and even in the changing world and unfortunately the refusal of judicial authorities to consider victims truthful unless they are willing to reveal their names and have their entire lives examined microscopically, this media outlet does not.

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