Tell Me the Truth

“I am a museum full of art, and a deck full of music, but I can’t take any more of your lies Mr. President.  You say that you didn’t want to cause panic, so you kept the dangers of Covid-19 away from the people and told us that it was going to magically disappear.  I am not a simple-minded person and I was able to handle the 9/11 tragedies and that was a rough period in my life, because I was out of work, but I did not panic.  You say that a vaccine is coming soon, but only about 25% of vaccines that enter human testing end up receiving approval and being marketed to the public.  I have lost all trust in everything that you say and this vaccine will never be effective without truth.”

AstraZeneca placed their Covid-19 vaccine on hold this week and they said that this trial is under investigation adding that it’s not at all unprecedented saying this is a routine action.  A volunteer developed a neurological problem contracting transverse myelitis which is a rare inflammation of the spinal cord after receiving the vaccine.  Most experts have been saying that a hold on a trial is uncommon in large clinical trials, but not unheard of.  This is just one of about 160 such experimental drugs currently being tested to prevent coronavirus infection, but the Oxford vaccine was part of an exclusive group of just nine drugs that had progressed to the Phase 3 testing stage.

“I don’t want to be treated like a baby, like I can’t handle what is what is happening and I don’t want to be talked down to by you, because you think that you are more superior than me Mr. President.  Lay it on the table and be honest, give me the good news along with the bad news.  After 9/11 our country was united and we all worked together, but all you have done is divide us and get the rest of the world to hate us, except for your good buddy Vladimir Putin who you let do whatever he wants.  You kept asking Americans to remain calm, while the virus spread across the country and now you want to blame Bob Woodward.  All you have ever done since you have been in office was to spread panic with your fake news.”

Written for Reena’s Exploration Challenge prompt 152 – “I am a museum full of art, and a deck full of music, but …..”

18 thoughts on “Tell Me the Truth

  1. Excellent post, Jim. I just hope that he loses “bigly” in November. Bigly enough, anyway, that he will be discouraged from contesting the election or refusing to leave office, which actions will probably throw our country into chaos.

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