My Dad Died From COVID This Weekend and He Shouldn’t Have Died That Way
My 93-year-old father died from COVID on Saturday. He’d had the virus for three weeks and was stable until Friday, when he took a turn for the worse. In a matter of 12 hours, he was gone. They gave him morphine in his final hours to help him breathe easier, but it was to no avail. He passed away in a non-responsive state.
Sadly, I couldn’t be there with him. I live in Texas, and he lived in New York. He was quarantined in a nursing home and wasn’t allowed visitors. If I had gone to New York, I would have had to self-quarantine for two weeks upon arrival per New York state mandate. Because of these factors, he died alone.
Trump Is at Fault
My dad shouldn’t have died alone and from COVID. Donald Trump has failed this country in fighting the virus through his lack of leadership and the poor example he has set. From the onset of the virus, Trump showed his true narcissistic colors. He has acted in a way that is focused on him, not on the American people and their well-being.
While my father laid dying, Trump was golfing. It’s only fitting that he was enjoying himself on the day over 1,000 Americans would die from COVID. He has shown no respect for the virus nor the citizens of the United States. Or the world, for that matter. It’s just been about him. It always has been and always will be.
Trump Is a Loser
The only solace I can take is that my dad died on the day Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Even on this occasion, Trump has proven himself to be a self-centered asshole through his unsubstantiated claims of election fraud. The American people have spoken; over 74 million of them have told Trump that he’s a loser. The biggest loser in the land, and the history books will remind generations to come of the damage and grief he brought to so many people and families.
Unfortunately, Trump will be visible for months to come. He’s not going to go away quietly. I grieve today for my dad, for all of those that have lost loved ones in this manner, and for the country for having to endure more of Trump. But, like the virus, he’ll one day be gone and will be just a memory. A horrible memory.