John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight, Coronavirus & Trump

March 31, 2020
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March 31, 2020 Editor

John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight, Coronavirus & Trump

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WN: John Oliver calls it with great humour and insight! But this is already dated. Here is what the situation is today (source: worldometer–several columns omitted below):

Country,
Other

 

Total
Cases

 

Total
Deaths
Total
Recovered
Active
Cases
World 842,320 41,408 176,504 624,408
USA 180,723 3,578 6,241 170,904
Italy 105,792 12,428 15,729 77,635
Spain 94,417 8,269 19,259 66,889
China 81,518 3,305 76,052 2,161

The first reported cases for each of the top four countries were all in the same month of January!

Yet World Liar Number One is really as well World Idiot Number One in constantly claiming the government has the situation well under control! In the end, Trump is tragically World Enemy Number One. And we all suffer from it.

Please also see: John Oliver blasts Trump’s ‘irresponsible’ handling of coronavirus in which Last Week Tonight dissects Trump’s mishandling of the crisis and dismantles arguments pitting seniors against the economy. I’ll put the embed code below, but I’m unable to view it at least right now. Perhaps you can. At least the article captures Oliver’s main points–but misses the panache!

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Editor

Wayne Northey was Director of Man-to-Man/Woman-to-Woman – Restorative Christian Ministries (M2/W2) in British Columbia, Canada from 1998 to 2014, when he retired. He has been active in the criminal justice arena and a keen promoter of Restorative Justice since 1974. He has published widely on peacemaking and justice themes. You will find more about that on this website: a work in progress.

Always appreciate constructive feedback! Thanks.

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