Saturday, May 16, 2020

Logic Free Zone

It is a logic free zone--The White House, I mean.

The statements coming from the The White House are sometimes mystifying. The most recent one about the coronavirus, reported yesterday in Forbes and attributed to President Trump really caught me by surprise:
“And don’t forget, we have more cases than anybody in the world. But why? Because we do more testing.” 
Next, he clarified: “When you test, you have a case. When you test, you find something is wrong with people. If we didn’t do any testing, we would have very few cases.”

So let me get this straight, if we didn't do any testing, and people continued to get sick and die and we didn't know why, that would make it all better?

The article went on to remind me of the now infamous and reclassified as sarcasm April 23 statement, “I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning?”  I remember as I watched it live it certainly did not seem to be sarcasm, 

I return to my post of two days ago--some people are worried about the "numbers," but it is clear that they have detached the numbers from the faces. 

The Forbes article contained an explanation of the president's most recent statement, Certainly, it’s clear that ignoring some problems can make them go away. For example, if your friends keep telling you to bathe more, ignoring that nagging will likely eventually make your friends go away. Problem solved.

Got it, if you can't see it then it isn't there, it is what I call the ostrich approach to problem solving--just stick you head in a hole in the ground and it will go away. 

What we have is a logic free zone. I am anxious to see what the "spin doctors" do with this one.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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