Oh Shit. :/

My dear American frens,

not only Canada has closed their borders … the whole fukn planet is unhappy with Trump’s soft non-response to the pandemic. Look:

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“The strongest passport in the world.” Really?

I think it is difficult for Americans to understand that they are, to use an epidemiological term, completely fucked. COVID-19 could have been managed in January, or February, or even now, but not a full year later, in January 2021. Given than you need a functioning government to manage this pandemic, that’s the soonest Americans can get one.

It’s far too late.

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American now have access to exactly two dozen states, five more (*) if they want to endure a 14-day quarantine on the end. Americans have gone from world power to getting the side-eye from Ecuador in a matter of months. Right now Americans are only really welcome on remote islands or at corralled resorts in Mexico, where they can be isolated from everyone else.

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At the same time, you can’t trust Americans. Americans have poor hygiene (low masking rate) and at least 40% of the population can’t be trusted to even believe that COVID-19 exists, let alone to take it seriously. They’re likely to refuse testing, not report symptoms, break quarantine, and generally NOT follow rules. Americans have a toxic combination of ignorance and arrogance that makes them unwelcome travelers.

They have a lot of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with them. Some of them, I assume, are good people, but it doesn’t matter. It’s a plague passport. Return to sender.

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That’s the near future of the United States. An epidemic that spreads largely unchecked until next year. A population too unprotected and ignorant to be allowed anywhere else. A world that largely suppresses the virus — from Mongolia to Ghana to Trinidad & Tobago — but which has to keep America in isolation.

In the end, Trump did what he said. He built a wall around America and made the world pay for it. He just never told Americans that they’d be stuck inside.

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    • You don’t have to since you have samples of the whole word all rolled into one country. Mountains, beaches, deserts, swamps and river deltas, 2 oceans, snowlands in the north, floodlands in the south … it’s all there. It’s just the governance and about 50% of the population (I call them wilful 6 y/olds in adult bodies) who make living there kinda hard for normal people. :/

      And hey, we’re all not going anywhere. Not even the internal European borders are open afaik, planes are grounded, so powerful passport or no, having many friends, like Russia or none at all, like America … makes no fukn difference right now. 😮

      And you and me, we both know how not to increase the bad statististics. We stay at home, play with our cats/Linux and be good people.

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