web analytics

The Trump Covid game

Written By: - Date published: 2:17 pm, October 6th, 2020 - 10 comments
Categories: covid-19, Donald Trump, humour, making shit up, Satire, uncategorized, us politics, you couldn't make this shit up - Tags:

Let’s play a game.

In the middle of a global pandemic involving an airborne virus where you are the POTUS would you:

  • A – hold a large social gathering with no social distancing for a future Supreme Court nominee, or
  • B – hold off until things improve.

The next day is the day of the first Presidential debate.  Are you:

  • A – Relaxed that your family who were in attendance were not wearing masks, or
  • B – Concerned they ignored clear instructions.

The day after one of your staff, someone you spend a lot of time with, becomes unwell with Covid type symptoms and is isolated.  Do you:

  • A – Keep going out into the public, or
  • B – go into isolation.

Then on Thursday this staff member tests positive for Covid.  Do you;

  • A – attend a major fundraising event, or
  • B – Cancel it and apologise.  The donors’ health is more important.

You and your wife then test positive for Covid.  Do you:

  • A – decline to tell everyone you have been in close contact with over the past few days including Joe Biden and his team, or
  • B – tell everyone.  They need to know.

You have a fever, your oxygen saturation levels dip and you are given supplemental oxygen as well as a polyclonal antibody cocktail and remdesivir.  Do you get your doctors to tell the public:

  • A – that you are great, or
  • B – that you are in serious trouble.

You are given the steroid dexamethasone and a known side effect is that it can make you feel euphoric.  Do you:

  • A – tell the world you feel wonderful and are making plans to leave hospital, or
  • B – listen to medical advice and stay put.

You have a number of supporters outside the hospital you are staying in and you are getting bored.  Do you:

  • A – Break quarantine by getting your security guards to risk infection and drive you in an SUV by your supporters in a vehicle, or
  • B – Stay in isolation for the good of everyone.

You are thinking of going back to the White House four days after the onset of Covid symptoms.  Persons with more severe Covid infections can be infectious for up to 20 days.  Do you:

  • A – Leave and make a point of taking your mask off in front of cameras when you reach the White House.
  • B – stay put after all it is too dangerous.

A reporter who regularly attends White House press conferences tests positive for Covid even after wearing a mask and it transpires that she was in close proximity with two staffers who had previously tested positive for Covid.  Do you:

  • A – Keep them going.  Being seem to be tough is more important than people’s health, or
  • B – shut them down.  It is the only way to be sure.

You score one point for every B option you chose and no points for every option A you choose.  Add them up to see what sort of person you are.  If you score:

  • 7 – 10.  You are someone who respects the science at least most of the time and can usually be trusted with decisions relating to Covid.
  • 4 – 6.  You are very marginal and your decision making appears to be significantly compromised.
  • 1 – 3. Your decision making is clearly flawed and for the good of the country it would be best if you did not make decisions relating to Covid.
  • 0 – what sort of psychopath are you?

10 comments on “The Trump Covid game ”

  1. Andre 1

    Since there's some that seem to need info in video format, The Lincoln Project has put together a handy timeline. Watch to the end, it's only two minutes.

  2. Andre 2

    The Secret Service is a wee bit grumpy. The job they signed up for was taking a bullet for him, not a bullet from him.


  3. Macro 3

  4. Macro 4

  5. Gabby 5

    The sooner Prump gets on with his rallies the better for all concerned.

  6. Georgecom 6

    If you answered mainly B then you are potential POTUS material

    if you answered A you are probable PUTZ material

    the current Putuz of the United States

  7. Peter 7

    A like the photo of the woman holding the Trump sign.

    Some multi-lingual people hear a variety of languages and it all makes sense, meaning falls into place. To others around though it's confusing jabber and noise.

    I'm like the first lot with signs. I see that woman and see what's really there: "My IQ score came out in the low 60s, then I grew up and learned stuff and I've rolled right into the high 40s."

  8. Macro 8

    Almost a shame to spoil a good song – but…

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Twenty highlights of 2020
    As we welcome in the new year, our focus is on continuing to keep New Zealanders safe and moving forward with our economic recovery. There’s a lot to get on with, but before we say a final goodbye to 2020, here’s a quick look back at some of the milestones ...
    2 weeks ago

  • Cook Islanders to resume travel to New Zealand
    The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Mark Brown have announced passengers from the Cook Islands can resume quarantine-free travel into New Zealand from 21 January, enabling access to essential services such as health. “Following confirmation of the Cook Islands’ COVID ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Supporting communities and landowners to grow employment opportunities
    Jobs for Nature funding is being made available to conservation groups and landowners to employ staff and contractors in a move aimed at boosting local biodiversity-focused projects, Conservation Minister Kiritapu Allan has announced. It is estimated some 400-plus jobs will be created with employment opportunities in ecology, restoration, trapping, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Border exception for some returning international tertiary students
    The Government has approved an exception class for 1000 international tertiary students, degree level and above, who began their study in New Zealand but were caught offshore when border restrictions began. The exception will allow students to return to New Zealand in stages from April 2021. “Our top priority continues ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Tiwai deal gives time for managed transition
    Today’s deal between Meridian and Rio Tinto for the Tiwai smelter to remain open another four years provides time for a managed transition for Southland. “The deal provides welcome certainty to the Southland community by protecting jobs and incomes as the region plans for the future. The Government is committed ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • New member for APEC Business Advisory Council
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has appointed Anna Curzon to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC). The leader of each APEC economy appoints three private sector representatives to ABAC. ABAC provides advice to leaders annually on business priorities. “ABAC helps ensure that APEC’s work programme is informed by business community perspectives ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Govt’s careful economic management recognised
    The Government’s prudent fiscal management and strong policy programme in the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic have been acknowledged by the credit rating agency Fitch. Fitch has today affirmed New Zealand’s local currency rating at AA+ with a stable outlook and foreign currency rating at AA with a positive ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Additional actions to keep COVID-19 out of NZ
    The Government is putting in place a suite of additional actions to protect New Zealand from COVID-19, including new emerging variants, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Given the high rates of infection in many countries and evidence of the global spread of more transmissible variants, it’s clear that ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • 19 projects will clean up and protect waterways
    $36 million of Government funding alongside councils and others for 19 projects Investment will clean up and protect waterways and create local jobs Boots on the ground expected in Q2 of 2021 Funding part of the Jobs for Nature policy package A package of 19 projects will help clean up ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • New Zealand Government acknowledges 175th anniversary of Battle of Ruapekapeka
    The commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the Battle of Ruapekapeka represents an opportunity for all New Zealanders to reflect on the role these conflicts have had in creating our modern nation, says Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Kiri Allan. “The Battle at Te Ruapekapeka Pā, which took ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Better care for babies with tongue-tie
    Babies born with tongue-tie will be assessed and treated consistently under new guidelines released by the Ministry of Health, Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall announced today. Around 5% to 10% of babies are born with a tongue-tie, or ankyloglossia, in New Zealand each year. At least half can ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Prisoner disorder event at Waikeria Prison over
    The prisoner disorder event at Waikeria Prison is over, with all remaining prisoners now safely and securely detained, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says. The majority of those involved in the event are members of the Mongols and Comancheros. Five of the men are deportees from Australia, with three subject to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test for travellers from the UK and the US from 15 January
    Travellers from the United Kingdom or the United States bound for New Zealand will be required to get a negative test result for COVID-19 before departing, and work is underway to extend the requirement to other long haul flights to New Zealand, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins confirmed today. “The new PCR test requirement, foreshadowed last ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • PM congratulates New Year Honour recipients
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has added her warm congratulations to the New Zealanders recognised for their contributions to their communities and the country in the New Year 2021 Honours List. “The past year has been one that few of us could have imagined. In spite of all the things that ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • David Parker congratulates New Year 2021 Honours recipients
    Attorney-General and Minister for the Environment David Parker has congratulated two retired judges who have had their contributions to the country and their communities recognised in the New Year 2021 Honours list. The Hon Tony Randerson QC has been appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • New Year’s Honours highlights outstanding Pacific leadership through challenging year
    Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio says the New Year’s Honours List 2021 highlights again the outstanding contribution made by Pacific people across Aotearoa. “We are acknowledging the work of 13 Pacific leaders in the New Year’s Honours, representing a number of sectors including health, education, community, sports, the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago
  • Supporting seniors to embrace technology
    The Government’s investment in digital literacy training for seniors has led to more than 250 people participating so far, helping them stay connected. “COVID-19 has meant older New Zealanders are showing more interest in learning how to use technology like Zoom and Skype so they can to keep in touch ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago