In response to a report that New York City experienced zero Wuhan virus-related deaths on Saturday, former Obama administration senior advisor Valerie Jarrett alluded to the city’s total number of virus-related deaths during the pandemic as “short term sacrifice.”
As NBC News reported, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recorded zero virus-related deaths for the first time since the state’s first official virus death was recorded on March 11.
From the epicenter to zero deaths. Short term sacrifice saves lives!!! https://t.co/iHJktiPX5p— Valerie Jarrett (@ValerieJarrett) July 13, 2020
How does someone with a modicum of common sense not realize how tone-deaf “short-term sacrifice” comes across when talking about anything related to the staggering number of virus-related deaths in a city that became the epicenter of the pandemic in America?
Even if that “someone” claims she was not referring to deaths from the virus, let alone the sheer number of those deaths, shouldn’t she realize that reasonable people reading her tweet would, at the very minimum, recoil at the lack of sensitivity of her choice of words?
Many Twitterers did just that.
Dear God, this may be the worst victory lap of them all.— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) July 13, 2020
'SACRIFICE FOR THE GREATER GOOD!'
Age>75, 665 deaths per 100k
About 30 children have died, and hundreds have viral sequelae.
You should be ashamed, @ValerieJarrett https://t.co/NbddWLNUBI
read more here: https://www.redstate.com/mike_miller/2020/07/13/wait-huh-valerie-jarrett-calls-nycs-staggering-virus-deat
NY infected the rest of the country - they are responsible for 1/3 of all COVID deaths and Cuomo’s mandate killed 6k elderly people.— The🐰FOO (@PolitiBunny) July 13, 2020