The news articles that the United States didn’t act on time due to the coronavirus are surging. News organizations like CNN, Politico, USA Today, and many more, have released articles insinuating that the president didn’t act fast enough to stop the virus.
In Trump’s defense, he revealed in a press conference that they had trusted the W.H.O. (World Health Organization), who repeatedly stated human-to-human coronavirus contact was not proven yet. These were claims by China’s government officials, and the W.H.O. supported them. As a matter of fact, the first time Chinese officials reported human-to-human contact of the virus was on January 20.
In addition, facing a lot of strong opposition, Trump decided to sign an executive order to ban all international travel to China. The W.H.O. later on rose up and stated that travel restrictions were unnecessary. This was a very “unpopular decision,” as some people referred to him as a racist for banning travel. This was one of the many reasons why it took so long to make this decision, to ensure that it was the right decision for everyone.
If Trump didn’t act fast enough, then every country didn’t act fast enough, either. We can’t put the blame on one president if more than 150 countries have the virus. Otherwise, the president of every nation should be to blame, as well. Sadly, this has become another political agenda to attack the president, rather than an opportunity for America to come together and unite in this time of crisis.
While there are so much conspiracies going around as to who was right or who should be responsible, our eyes cannot get caught up in politics right now. This is a time where our eyes must be fixed on Jesus.
“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”Philippians 3:14
Our eyes must be fixed on the biggest prize of them all, which is our calling in God. Our eyes must be fixed on our purpose, our calling, and what we want to do once this is all over.