The government has a clear problem with communication and clarity under the leadership of President Trump. His messaging on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been very confusing and chaotic. Now, the federal government has made purchases that point to worrisome possibilities.
The federal government bought 100,000 body bags in April. The largest order was placed “the day after Trump said that the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus might not exceed 50,000 or 60,000 people,” according to the Hill.
Other gear purchased also shows a disturbing reality could be on its way.
The government has also been stockpiling riot gear items. There’s clearly a concern that there could be some sort of uprising in the future. If there is, they’ll be ready for it because they’re already doing something that tells us as much.
It’s also been reported that the military is prepared to play a larger role in the response to COVID-19 and the possibility of “civil disturbances.” This is a concern for Black people because of how we’re policed and the fact that we’re bearing the brunt of COVID-19.
Black America is not in a position to be uninformed about what the government’s up to when it comes to COVID-19. This pandemic is not letting up just yet, and government spending indicates we may need to be bracing for the worst.