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MEGHAN MCCAIN: I got Covid, it made me doubt if America will recover. It WILL but not with Biden

I knew that I was tempting fate when I reposted a meme on my Instagram Stories joking about dodging golf balls at a driving range. 

That’s how I felt – having gone nearly three years into the pandemic without catching Covid.

But then several weeks ago, my husband felt lightheaded and developed a bad cough. 

We agreed to have him go downstairs to our guest room and isolate from me and our daughter until he could get a test.

The fastest and easiest way to get a test in our area in Virginia is not to get an at-home rapid test – because there aren’t any – but to wait in line in the cold at a testing center.

He went the next day and tested positive.

Then I started to feel bad, but didn’t have the bandwidth or energy to go wait in line. 

Thankfully my sister-in-law had a leftover rapid test that she dropped off outside our house.

After maneuvering the tricky at-home rapid test, I too tested positive.

And with the bright pink, pregnancy-like test line staring back at me from my white countertop, I — to my surprise – became overcome with feelings of fear and shame.

My husband and I are both fully vaccinated. And Dr. Fauci told the country months ago that it wasn’t a matter of if, but when everyone would eventually catch the Omicron variant, so I don’t know why I was so surprised that we had finally tested positive.

Biden may not believe in morning in America, but I sure as hell still do, just not under his failed leadership. (Above) Biden holds up his ice cream cone as he walks past a U.S. Secret Service agent in Washington, DC on January 25

It was easy for the media to -- rightfully -- blame Trump for the bungling of the early Covid-19 response, but Biden and his feckless, moronic, isolated Titanic of an administration gets the blame now.

It was easy for the media to — rightfully — blame Trump for the bungling of the early Covid-19 response, but Biden and his feckless, moronic, isolated Titanic of an administration gets the blame now.

I think there is a feeling of invincibility after somehow dodging the virus for so long.

Everything I am about to tell you is a story that I am sure you have heard many times over, but just the same I think it is worth sharing.

Our daughter is fifteen-months-old. I spent the first night after testing positive for COVID completely panicking, setting my alarm clock every two hours to get up and take her temperature to make sure she hadn’t developed a fever.

Mercifully, she never did and never got sick. But my husband and I got very sick — more sick than the ‘mild Omicron’ headlines and Twitter streams suggested.

I am still now, a few weeks out from testing positive, waking up feeling the aftereffects of a cold in my throat, getting fatigued easily, and unable to taste food or smell anything normally.

I have been lighting candles all over the house waiting for this to change.

Again, like so many people before us it was a challenge to take care of our daughter while feeling so lousy. And we had to isolate ourselves from friends and family, just like we did during the early days of the pandemic.

I do not want to sound like a baby, or ungrateful because I am well aware of how much worse things could have been, but Covid was much rougher than I anticipated given that we are fully-vaccinated.

What I experienced wasn’t mild, it wasn’t easy, and I am still fearful of the unknown long-term side effects that I may experience.

I shared with close friends and family that we were positive and I was surprised how many people were also diagnosed with Covid around the same time.

I wanted to test again after a week and my in-laws spent days going to Walmart, Target, CVS and other pharmacies looking for home tests that were nowhere to be found.

Finally after days of looking, my father-in-law lucked out as a shipment had just been delivered and he was able to buy one.

We live fifteen minutes away from the White House, in the United States of America.

Why is it so hard to get an at-home Covid test?

In isolation, I started ruminating as to whether the last days of American greatness were finally upon us, like so many pundits have been circulating over the past few years.

For a pandemic that is in its third year, shouldn’t we have more readily available treatment and testing?

For as much information as I know and as much as I have been exposed to, there was not much more than sleeping, Gatorade, Tylenol and a neti pot to treat Covid-19.

President Biden promised — verbatim — while he was running for President that ‘I will end this. I will shut down the virus, not the country.’

I didn’t vote for the man (or Trump) but I had higher hopes for a better preparedness for the country and the fight to at least mitigate Covid more than a year into the Biden administration.

Inflation is rising, it feels like we will have Covid omnipresent for the rest of my lifetime and we are more divided than at any time in history since the Civil War.

Roughly 446,197 Americans have died of Covid-19 since Biden’s inauguration.

More Americans have died in 2021 of Covid-19 (while Biden has been president) than in 2020 (while Trump was president).

It was easy for the media to — rightfully — blame Trump for the bungling of the early Covid-19 response, but Biden and his feckless, moronic, isolated Titanic of an administration gets the blame now.

I thank God my case of Covid wasn’t worse. But for so many others it is?

Another thing that a friend of mine told me about is this phenomenon of post-Covid depression.

The most sad and pessimistic moments that I have ever felt — since the initial months in lockdown – were after being diagnosed and sick these past weeks from Covid-19.

I am a pretty optimistic person by nature and this has been hard for me to shake both physically and emotionally.

I can’t fathom how people without support, resources and international columns to tell their story feel.

No wonder there is a pandemic of depression, suicides and malaise. 

Everything keeps getting worse.

It is not rational for me to think President Biden could stop a virus, however it is rational for me to believe he would help make the treatment, testing, and overall morale of the country better.

Everything keeps getting worse and feeling worse.

I still refuse to succumb to the left’s propaganda that America’s greatest days are behind her.

That being said, we need an intense and immediate shift away from whatever depression this administration is continuing to let the country experience.

Maybe this is the best that Biden and his administration thinks America has to offer or deserves, but I assure you there will be others out there who do not feel that way. And they will not let this country continue to be this sick – physically, emotionally, financially.

We are Americans, we can do so much better than this and we owe it to ourselves and the generations ahead of us to do better.

Biden may not believe in morning in America, but I sure as hell still do, just not under his failed leadership.


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