The street in front of the White House is littered with body bags because the government ignores other deadly diseases besides COVID-19
The protest rally in front of the White House was provoked by the inaction of the US government in all sectors of medicine, except to eradicate the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, in particular because of the main thesis of the protest was the requirement for the Food & Drug Administration to approve the drug for the degenerative disease ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease).
Another group of protesters was unhappy with the actions of the US presidential administration in response to the pandemic. Dozens of people protested at the White House with the signs "Trump Lies, People Die".
Compared to the massive anti-COVID-19 actions, thousands of tests and the search for a vaccine, ALS is still incurable and literally left to its own devices.
"The FDA, believe it or not, currently treats ALS the exact same way it would treat a non-terminal disease like erectile dysfunction [or] arthritis," ALS patient and advocate Mike Henson told Florida station WPEC.
.@US_FDA Do for #ALS what you did for #COVID. #ALS is 100% fatal!— LuchaMundialContralaELA (@LuchaEla) May 20, 2020
Help ALS patients access promising treatments NOW! We do not have time to wait! #axeALS @HHS_ASH @realdonaldtrump @US_FDA @NIH @NIHDirector @SteveFDA @HHSGOV @BrainstormCell pic.twitter.com/0WNHy9GTxn
"Activists across the country are holding a mass #NationalFuneral to hold the Trump administration and Republican elected officials accountable for their failure to protect people from COVID-19," read CPD Action tweet.
Activists across the country are holding a mass #NationalFuneral to hold the Trump administration and Republican elected officials accountable for their failure to protect people from COVID-19. #DayofMourning #TrumpCovidFails pic.twitter.com/MeoyGHuQ3Y— CPD Action (@CPDAction) May 20, 2020
According to NewsWeek, similar rallies were held in 20 other cities across the country.