Some Good News Items for Team America

Amidst all of the political horse droppings going on right now, with the Progressive-Socialists (formally known as Democrats) trying to use the COVID-19 epidemic to “fundamentally transform America” (Translation: Destroy it), and the substantial current dark cloud infringement on our personal liberties (individuals and businesses), the latter only temporarily, we hope, merited and understood, it seemed like a good time for some quick positive news about Americans.

First up, Ms. Karen Whitsett, an elected state representative (D-MI), and a black-American, battled against the coronavirus for seventeen-days, was given hydroxychloroquine along the way, and recovered.  Said a relieved and thankful Ms. Whitsett: “You know, we have a president that is in the White House. Not a Republican president. A president. So, whatever your party, that is neither here nor there at this time.  Right now, we are human beings in the United States of America and we need to unite.”  She recently met with President Trump at the White House, along with several other coronavirus survivors, and all seated the prescribed distance apart! Thank you, Representative Whitsett.  And congratulations for beating that extremely challenging and cruel virus.

Now another elected office-holder, Georgia State Representative, Vernon Jones, a Democrat, and a black-American, who has thus far, avoided the virus and proudly supports President Trump in his November re-election bid. Said Mr. Jones: “It’s very simple to me. President Trump’s handling of the economy, his support for historically black colleges, and his criminal justice initiatives drew me to endorse his campaign. There are a lot of African-Americans who clearly see and appreciate he’s doing something that’s never been done before, with unemployment rates among black-Americans before the pandemic that were at record lows. A philosopher once said: ‘One courageous man in a crowd is a majority.’ I’ve got the courage to express my convictions. I believe that Donald Trump is the best person to lead this country going forward.” And a man of conviction he is.  Earlier this year, he co-sponsored a bill in the Georgia legislature aimed at “cracking down” on illegal immigrants.  Thank you, Representative Jones, for standing strong.

And some potentially great news on the COVID-19 treatment front.  The experimental antiviral medicine, remdesivir (Gilead Science), has already produced impressive results among patients in a limited Chicago hospital clinical trial. “The drug is promoting rapid recoveries in fever and respiratory symptoms, with nearly all patients (at the Chicago hospital) discharged in less than a week.”  A recovered 57-year-old male, included within the Chicago test, referred to the drug as “a miracle.”  Similar clinical trials are currently being conducted with this drug in other locations, as well. If similar results continue to be shown, remdesivir could well become a leading go-to treatment for the coronoavirus.  Next, we all anxiously await an effective and approved virus vaccine which however, as we’ve been cautioned, could well yet be many months away.

They are the “lifeblood of our economy” during the coronavirus epidemic, said President Trump. “In the war against the virus, American truckers are the foot soldiers who are carrying us to victory. Thank God for truckers.”  Spoken from the White House lawn, alongside a display of trucks, with thanks “for keeping America supplied.” It’s estimated that there are about 3.5-million professional truck drivers in the U.S. “If we don’t transport freight, the country comes to a standstill,” said proud trucker Chet Eby.  Thanks to all members of the supply chain, from points of origin to continually re-stocked retail shelves.  Bringing the goods Americans want and need home.

And continuing special thanks, of course, to the legions of courageous medical personnel all across the nation who risk contagion every day to restore good health, as much as humanly possible, to our suffering citizens, making it possible, too, for so many Americans to return safely to home and loved ones.

In addition to the tens of thousands of active/guard/reserve military members already “deployed” to assist with America’s virus battle, the Army, under its “Soldier For Life” program, has asked retired men and women previously trained in medical fields, but not currently working in civilian healthcare, to volunteer to re-activate to assist with the coronavirus fight.  To date, about 25,000 former-Army Americans have “answered the call.”  Additionally, the Army has assembled and dispatched several active-duty comprehensive medical teams to help augment civilian medical personnel in heavily virus-impacted areas (NYC/NJ/CT).  Along with Army mobile field hospitals, the Navy is actively involved with patient care with its two fully equipped and staffed hospital ships. Our thanks, every day, and always to the men and women of our armed forces committed to defend America, whether in overseas battle or in this current invisible battle here at home.

And one additional military note, this one from our strong ally across the North Atlantic.  Over in England, Mr. Tom Moore, a 99-year-old British World War II veteran, for a fundraiser, publicized throughout the country, promised to do (with the aid of his walker) 100 laps around his home’s impressive garden to be completed before his 100th birthday (April 30th).  Quite likely done in segments, he achieved his goal two-weeks early, with an honor guard of British soldiers there to greet him, as he completed his 100th lap.  Far, far more than simply a passing activity, since the coronavirus has also seriously impacted health in England, Mr. Moore’s personal effort (again, achieved at age 99!), raised an incredible $16-million in contributions, funds raised specifically to help support the work of the nation’s health care workers!

And finally, from amidst the countless heart-warming local stories of untold millions of Americans who are volunteering to do extraordinary things to assist  their neighbors, fellow citizens, and even favored retail businesses struggling to stay afloat, during this virus crisis, comes one such snapshot of unexpected charity.  At a family-owned donut shop in a community just north Columbus, Ohio, a regular customer, an elderly gentleman, had been staying away for awhile (“trying to lose some weight!”), but know instinctively that the shop must be hurting financially, due to the virus stay-at-home edict. He came into that bakery one morning and ordered just one donut to-go. When he handed his money to the store’s manager for his one donut, tears came immediately to her eyes. This loyal, long-time customer had paid for his single donut with $1,000.00!  Clearly unexpected, and clearly, as well, providing some dearly appreciated help to a small business just hoping to make it through the imposed customer slow-down.  What a great and generous gesture from yet another genuinely concerned American, the very same kind who live, care, and help the best they can, in times of need, all around this magnificent land of ours.


(Whitsett via, Julia Musto, 4-13-20; Jones via, Jason Hopkins, 4-14-20; Truckers via, Joshua Nelson, 4-15-20; Eby via, Salena Zito, 4-12-20; Soldier For Life call via, Hope Hodge Seck, 4-10-20; Army medical teams via, Kris Osborn, 4-10-20; remdesivir trail via, Edwin Mora, 4-17-20; Tom Moore laps, via The Wall Street Journal, Section A-8, 4-17-20;  One donut via, Alexandra Deabler, 4-14-20).