FLOTUS has care packages delivered to Americans around the country

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First lady Melania Trump has taken her own coronavirus relief efforts to the next level by mailing out “Be Best” care packages to some of the nation’s most besieged hospitals.

“The care packages are being sent to show the First Lady’s appreciation for the hard work and dedication of medical professionals and to offer encouragement to patients during the COVID19 pandemic,” the first lady’s communications director, Stephanie Grisham, told The Daily Caller in a statement.

“Care packages will be filled with gifts from the First Lady’s Be Best initiative and delivered to various hospitals around the country.”

Grisham added that Melania was inspired to take action after meeting with patients and witnessing “the work of countless doctors, nurses, volunteers and other medical personnel.”

The care packages, which can be seen below, reportedly contain items such as but not limited to blankets, hats, totes, backpacks, books and children’s games.

“The medical community has gone above and beyond to protect the health of the American People,” the first lady herself said in a statement to the Associated Press, adding that the packages are “just a small token of my appreciation for their courage and leadership in this time of need.”

The packages are reportedly being sent to hospitals specifically in New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Florida, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Delaware, Nevada and the District of Columbia.

Five of the states — New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Louisiana and Florida — were among the top 10 states most affected by the coronavirus as of Saturday.

Look:

(Source: nCoV2019.live)

While a major gesture by the first lady, the care passages mailed out by her office don’t mark the first time she’s involved herself in the administration’s relief efforts.

She’s been tweeting regularly about the matter to praise “essential” frontline workers, thank senior citizens for abiding by CDC guidelines, encourage the American people to don face masks while out in public, promote social distancing, etc.

Some examples may be seen below:

Her outreach has been so persistent it’s even earned the praise of The Washington Post, the same paper that attacked the first lady’s “ridiculous” fashion sense last year.

“[T]he past month, with the pandemic requiring her messaging to come from a more controlled, stay-at-home environment, her Twitter and Instagram feed have become all coronavirus all the time. And for the first time in nearly 3½ years, the first lady seems to have found her voice,” the Post reported in a mostly glowing profile Thursday.

Note that the report was published before word of the care packages broke. But note also that the report contained trash-talking about her husband, President Donald Trump.

“It is a voice that sometimes directly contradicts her husband, who said ‘we can’t have the cure be worse than the problem’ when talking about favoring reopening the economy,” the Post’s report continued.

It’s unclear how Trump’s legitimate concerns about the cure being “worse than the problem” — concerns that have been echoed by countless experts — contradict the first lady’s efforts to thank healthcare workers and protect the American people.

It’s perfectly possible to promote social distancing and other safety measures while at the same time advocating for an end to the ongoing nationwide and global lockdowns that have crippled the world’s economy and threaten to leave countless children dead.

Included among the “conspiracy theorists” (as the media have portrayed them) who’ve raised concerns about the lockdown “cure” is Dr. Scott W. Atlas, MD, of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

“The appropriate policy, based on fundamental biology and the evidence already in hand, is to institute a more focused strategy like some outlined in the first place: Strictly protect the known vulnerable, self-isolate the mildly sick and open most workplaces and small businesses with some prudent large-group precautions,” he wrote this week.

“This would allow the essential socializing to generate immunity among those with minimal risk of serious consequence, while saving lives, preventing overcrowding of hospitals and limiting the enormous harms compounded by continued total isolation. Let’s stop underemphasizing empirical evidence while instead doubling down on hypothetical models. Facts matter.”

Unless, of course, those facts belie the liberal narrative preferred by the media, it would seem …

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