"According to the White House, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the health department — according to everybody — they are wanting to see 14 days of no increases in positive tests."
Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce President
Here's the intersection of reality and history, these pandemics like to travel 1st class. They're born in wet markets and travel across borders via boats, trains & planes. These pandemics need a travel ticket. When we suspend the flights, cruises and the like, we keep the pandemic from escalating. We must deny them safe passage across our borders.
The stark truth is that this SARS-COV-2 pandemic will be a compressed two year version of the AIDS/HIV pandemic. I know, I lived, I survived. I can tell the 1st hand story of that horrific journey; so can Dr. Birx and Dr. Fauci!
Ironically, these viruses can hide for days, weeks, months and years before emerging to shed and seed new patients. This is not about judgment. It is not about blame. It's not about religion or politics.
IT'S ABOUT OUR SURVIVAL.
Testing is the BIGGEST glitch at this moment, however it will be resolved very soon.
My gravest concern for Kansas is arrogance and ignorance. In Kansas, we have dodged the pandemic bullet multiple times, as a result, OUR guard is down. The reason we have seemingly been immune is that OUR farming and ranching geography has insulated us.
However, this time is very different. Over the holidays, there was a rumor of about 30 cases of a very virulent strain of the flu at K-state. Most of the patients had received the flu shot. Allegedly, it was SARS-COV-2. If true, this means that the farming and ranching families of the great state of Kansas are at risk of infection and serious medical complications.
Furthermore, it now appears that China knew about the novel coronavirus in early to mid November, 2019. Due to Missouri, Oklahoma and Nebraska failing to take proactive mitigation measures, Kansas may have a significant influx of cases over the next year. It is likely, if not highly probable that Kansas will have multiple waves or cycles of the pandemic.
Once upon a time, Reagan was POTUS...
Imagine leaving for a job interview in Hawaii and coming back home to realize that your best friend had died of AIDS. Imagine going to complete your college degree only to return to nothing but a street lined with trees with all of your friends names on brass plates below them. Imagine seeing quilts sewn in memorial to hundreds of people that you considered your family.
Unfortunately, you may not have to visualize this nightmare. This coronavirus pandemic is exactly the same kind of monster as AIDS/HIV. It preys upon the immune system and gains passage via the lungs.
IT'S EXTREMELY CONTAGIOUS & VERY LETHAL.
It's very important that we listen carefully with open hearts, minds, spirits and ears to our nation's most brilliant physicians: Dr. Adams, Dr. Bright, Dr. Birx, Dr. Colyer, Dr. Fauci, Dr. Norman, Dr. Redfield & Dr. Roger Marshall.
These geniuses, these physicians want us to survive and thrive. However, they can't make us listen, read or act upon their advice, admonishment or counsel. Only YOU can make that choice.
Having lived through and survived the AIDS/HIV pandemic, I can assure the great state of Kansas, America and the world that their individual and collective insight and wisdom is the GOLDEN key to OUR survival.
Listen up Kansas and America!
All of US need YOU to FOCUS & PAY ATTENTION. LISTEN TO THE DOCTOR'S ORDERS AND PRESCRIPTION: WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN AMERICA! STAY SAFE
On February 28th, 2020, I canceled ALL CONGRESSIONAL campaign events. They are not suspended, they are CANCELED. NO exceptions, no debates, forums or interviews. This policy is ironclad. The CAMPAIGN MEDIA INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX is not welcome to call me or attempt to schedule my participation in any public events. I will not risk the health and safety of Kansas, America or the world over a congressional election. If you are a member of the CAMPAIGN MEDIA INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, don't bother even trying to contact me directly. However, you may print or reproduce any of our official online media at will with appropriate copyright acknowledgement as indicated below.
I recieved immediate blowback locally. I am holding my ground and putting the health and safety of Kansas, America and the world 1st in the BIG 1st!
IF MY DECISIONS SAVES ONE SINGLE LIFE, I WILL BE GRATIFIED!
BE A GOOD KANSAN & PATRIOTIC AMERICAN! WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN AMERICA!
STAY HOME☆STAY SAFE☆SAVE LIVES!
I'm not perfect, but I'm perfect for Kansas!
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