Texas Is Moving Up The List For COVID-19 Cases

I have been tracking our position on the cases log for the past weeks and we are unquestionably moving upwards. As of right now, we are above Georgia in confirmed cases. However, our government will surely point out that we are also leading the cases for COVID-19 recoveries. While that might be true, it still doesn’t take away the fact that we are seeing thousands of cases increase for a single week. If there are thousands of cases being reported it would only be logical to conclude that there are lots more not being caught yet by the carriers or the health care institutions.

I think the following week will tell if our hospitals are really ready to contain the level of cases that are resulting from this opening. Texas is now below Florida with COVID-19 cases and even with the recoveries we do not know what those recoveries mean for children who might have been in the houses of the infected. So far this week we are looking at around 4 thousand cases of COVID-19. The number of people getting infected with this virus have stayed over a thousand since reopening except one day which saw 784 people. You can find more on these numbers by using the same site I use which is the Google search for COVID-19. https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ALeKk00fUgaw0ZASTLeSjME-Uf_FiZWVRg:1588931281291&q=texas+covid+cases&spell=1&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjj4d-k_qPpAhVLCc0KHW_6D8gQBSgAegQIDBAn&biw=1920&bih=888

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Keep in mind that COVID-19 is not like the flu in terms of infection. The flu does not infect as many people and the RO number is around 1.9 if I am not mistaken. COVID-19 is higher which means it reaches out and touches more people and that is why the spread keeps growing larger. Remember the video that I posted some months back. The true issues start to show when essential services get overwhelmed. We are now seven states down from New Jersey and 8 away from New York. Those two states show the largest number of people currently with the virus. Weeks if not days ago, we were below states like Louisiana, Georgia and Connecticut. So we are seeing a rise in cases. We are nearly at 1000 dead, and the numbers are still going up.

At this point all we can do is try to stay away from the whirlpool called COVID-19. It is not safe enough to venture out, so please do not let your guard down. Earlier this evening I went to the store down the road, and one of the clerks didn’t have on a mask. I happened to have two extra mask that protected against COVID-19. They are easier to wear and safer for people who are dealing with multiple customers. I asked the clerk if she would like to have a mask because I could give her one to be safe. She told me she wasn’t afraid to die. Then she said something about if she died at least she would have to see her husband. I stood back and silently thought to myself how this would probably be the last time I would return to the store. Not only did I like seeing my husband and my kids, but I wasn’t ready to die. If you cannot feel protective over your own life, why should I risk mine by being around you? Think about your actions, and then think about the communities you serve. If we are going to survive this, we need to be looking out for each other, not taking risks. That is the odd moment for this week.

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Will The Nation Ever Trust President Trump?

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If Trump were to win in 2020 would the nation be able to support him as our leader? Watching President Trump interact with the Queen and her family this week made me think about how we see our nation as a whole. I would like to think that if he were to win the election fair and square that we would all be able to support him. However, I fear that there will never be a blanket of support due to his stance on certain issues.

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So, how does Trump differ on issues like immigration? President George W. Bush was friendly in terms of immigration. According to this article https://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010905-2.html we see that not only was President George W. Bush more open towards immigration, but he saw Mexico as an important ally. President George W. Bush went on to have more meetings with Vicente Fox like the one he had below. They often talked about Mexicans being willing to take on jobs that Americans weren’t willing to take. Perhaps, in some circumstances he was right.

 ” A Mexican proverb tells us that “Que tiene un buen vecino tiene un buen amigo” — “He who has a good neighbor has a good friend.”  Today, both our countries are committed to being good neighbors, and good friends. Friends deal in good faith, and disagree with respect.  Friends stick together, in good times and in bad.

The problems with our attitude in terms of immigration started when America went into a recession. Prior to that, I can’t ever recall having anyone talk negatively about immigration. I think we did what people normally do when they suffer, find a scapegoat. During times of chaos people often blame others for misfortune and sadly, the ones that took on the bulk of the blame came from the southern border. While drugs have been an issue for many years, we started to focus more heavily on those drugs and started playing the blame game in regards to jobs.

By the time Obama came into office we were dealing with millions of Americans out of work and an unknown number of illegal immigrants working in positions that once went to workers who now were standing in line at food banks. Not only were we looking at a shortage of jobs for American workers, but we were also looking at jobs that were pretty much tailored towards people who spoke Spanish which sadly placed American workers out of the running for positions. Obama was popular because of his stance on immigration. https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2013/01/29/remarks-president-comprehensive-immigration-reform

We have to make sure that every business and every worker in America is playing by the same set of rules.  We have to bring this shadow economy into the light so that everybody is held accountable — businesses for who they hire, and immigrants for getting on the right side of the law.  That’s common sense.  And that’s why we need comprehensive immigration reform.  

Either way you look at it, both Obama and Trump have been trying to fix our immigration issue. The problem is that we are trying to fix a system that has been broken for too long. Immigration is now so bad that is it threatening the infrastructure of the countries like Honduras and Guatemala. We have to find balance for our future as well as theirs.

Outsiders Are Being Used To Fight Our Battles

The Democrats will use the Hispanic impoverished countries to win their battles while the Republicans will use the Russians to fight their battles. I never thought we would see a day when America forgets how to be America.

We are talking about Trump and why the Republicans will not step up, but then when you think about the Democrats wanting to let some illegals vote in elections, it all makes sense. However, what people are not understanding is that one price will be higher than the other. So glad, I am an Indie right now.

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Two wrongs do not make a right, at least that is what I have always heard. Historical movements are among us. The question is, how do we turn things around or are we too far down that river?

Can America See Around Racism While Dealing With The Border?

What if we are welcoming nothing less than a Trojan Horse? While the caravans might consist of some families, a large part of these caravans make up males and children that often times come without parents. I call on us to use common sense when we talk about Immigration. Many of the people who are leaving these countries happen to be what we would call kids, so ask yourself, are we welcoming runaways? We are talking about information that’s coming out of those countries that specify that the majority isn’t made of up of families, but people old enough to work and teens are a vast number of people. Perhaps this is the reason you see so many young men when you look at the news in regards to the caravans on many news outlets.

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We are also looking at a staggering amount of people coming from these countries, so much of a number, that these nations are now getting together to see what they can do to maintain infrastructures. Think back to what’s going on in Venezuela today and how Russia is now stationed on their doorstep. Why do we see such a young group of people coming to America?

Easy, during our youth we are sometimes more likely to believe in fairy tales and promises made by rich people. So, if some great person comes up to you and tells you that they know a place that will help you to get rich fast, and that they are willing to help you get there; you would say, sign me up. This isn’t about racism, it’s about protecting our neighbors and looking out for our country, at the same time. We are not saying we do not want people to come here and have a great life, but we are saying there needs to be a reason for the life change, and it shouldn’t be a move due to someone trying to hinder our way of governing.

As for you guys that keep talking about crime and danger, I ask you one simple question? If danger was the main problem, would that caravans make it to America? Many of these people would be killed in route and trust me, that would be covered all over the news outlets because it would show the real need for their journey being a journey of safety. The only violence we hear about sadly are the incidents being committed in the caravans, so try to focus on the real issue at hand. Someone is destabilizing these countries and we need to know why.

At the current rate, Central America and South America cannot continue to see the constant exodus of their citizens without their countries having to take comfort in the arms of a stranger. We must find a better way to help those nations end the mass immigration and maintain our dignity. Most of all, we must protect our neighbors such as Central America and South America from becoming extensions of other countries that look to hinder the way we govern. It might be Central America at the border today, but a year from now, it could be Russia.

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https://www.cepal.org/en/news/young-people-under-24-rural-areas-constitute-greater-part-emigration-northern-central-america

https://www.cepal.org/en/pressreleases/foreign-ministers-salvador-guatemala-honduras-and-mexico-presented-comprehensive