FATAL

Lead?

As of today, there are 312,000 COVID-19 infections and 8,5000 deaths in the USA.  This is our reality until a vaccination is created then successfully distributed to all citizens quickly and for free.  Leadership won’t be able to hide COVID-19 and the failing economy much longer.  The reality dam is breaking!

TRUTH, book.

FAILURE FACT: Did you know that COVID-19 was discovered the same day in South Korea and the USA?  According to Reuters, South Korea immediately tested over 290,000, identified 8,000 infections, and today cases are dropping off.  Reuters: “The United States, whose first case was detected the same day as South Korea’s, is not even close to meeting demand for testing.  About 60,000 tests have been run by public and private labs in a country of 330 million, federal officials said Tuesday.”

We’re at war with an invisible enemy.

According to New York Magazine: “Trump did eliminate the job of coordinating a national pandemic response.  And the strongest evidence of the damage he did is that this job is now being performed by Jared Kushner.”  We need experts (doctors, scientists, and etc.) making decisions not leaders relying on an incompetent son-avoiding-law.

TRUTH, aluminum.

Of course, this level of extreme incompetence has inspired my artworks.  Here’s FATAL FAILURE description: My art practice investigates symbols of influence and power that impact perception.  Donald J. Trump’s constant gaslighting, lies, exaggerations, and false promises continue to have dangerous consequences.  At Trump’s COVID-19 press conferences, officials fawn over the dear leader like a dystopian dictator melodrama.  As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across America, Trump continues his racist rhetoric and press attacks.  Like a computer system abruptly shutdown, a red hat with the words FATAL FAILURE mimics Trumps signature swag.  No prop, performance, or lie will be able to hide the truth.

FATAL FAILURE, cotton.

ONE MORE FAILURE FACT OUT OF MANY: From Senator Sherrod Brown’s website: “More than 600 days ago, I wrote to President Trump demanding answers after he got rid of the entire White House global health security team.  We are less prepared today because of his systemic cuts to programs like this and the CDC, and his constant sabotage of our healthcare system.”  From the 2018 letter: “In our globalized world, where diseases are never more than a plane ride away, we must do all we can to prepare for the next, inevitable outbreak and keep Americans safe from disease.  I urge you to act swiftly in reaffirming your commitment to global health security by taking immediate action to designate senior-level NSC personnel to focus on global health security, supporting adequate and appropriate funding for global health security initiatives, and leading the way in preparing for the next pandemic threat.”

Welcome!

Till next week, month, and year!

Links:

www.jennyebalisle.com

https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-pandemic-04-05-20/index.html

https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/04/trump-fired-pandemic-response-jared-kushner-coronavirus.html

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-testing-specialrep/special-report-how-korea-trounced-u-s-in-race-to-test-people-for-coronavirus-idUSKBN2153BW

https://www.brown.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/following-president-trumps-false-claims-brown-demands-answers-on-presidents-disbanding-of-white-house-team-focused-on-global-health-security

From 3 years ago!:

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