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🤮 Coronavirus (Community Thread)

(Lynn) #513

Or, “how can we kill off a bigly number of Democrats before the 2020 election…just withholding the ventilators might not be enough…?” :scream:


T is wanting to quarantine 3 states NY,CT and NJ but he can not do that…he is pulling back on it.

As Trump invokes presidential powers to fight the coronavirus, he sows confusion along the way - The Washington Post

Coronavirus-related deaths spike in U.S.

Here are some significant developments:

Hours after announcing Saturday that he was considering a federally enforced quarantine on New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut, Trump backed off the idea but said he had asked for a “strong Travel Advisory.” Later, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged residents of the three states to “refrain from non-essential domestic travel” for 14 days starting immediately.

The CDC issued a health advisory on Saturday warning against use of non-pharmaceutical chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine.

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) anticipates the coronavirus outbreak in New York state will reach its apex in “14 to 21 days,” based on health and science data projections, he said during a news conference Saturday. New York is the hardest-hit state in the United States so far, with more than 52,000 confirmed cases and at least 728 deaths.

01:12 AM: U.S. coronavirus-related deaths double in two days; Trump says he won’t order quarantine for New York area
Coronavirus-related deaths in the United States soared over the weekend, doubling to more than 2,000 in two days, according to data from state health departments.

It took about a month for the United States to record 1,000 deaths after the country’s first death in the pandemic was announced in Washington state on Feb. 29.


Pelosi rips into T…CNN interview with House Speaker Pelosi


I agree…WTF WTF. WTF

Well deserved rant from former Obama speechwriter, Jon Favreau.

(David Bythewood) #517

Trump asserts power to decide what info inspector general gives Congress about stimulus package

“A Dem. aide told Bloomberg … lawmakers …anticipated the president’s move & …pushed for multiple forms of accountability, such as a congressional panel, to provide proper oversight…”

Liberty University brings back students, and coronavirus, too

The US sent tons of medical supplies to China even as senators warned of virus threat here

Now the Trump regime is begging other countries to send us masks and respirators.

U.S. sent 17.8 tons of masks, respirators, other PPE to China in February

The Nordic Way to Economic Rescue

In the face of the pandemic, Denmark is effectively nationalizing private payrolls, in contrast to the patchwork American system.

Trump opens the door to calling up former active service members for coronavirus fight

Reporter ENDS fiery interview with Trump official as it goes off the rails

Trump sycophant Peter Navarro lies about Obama and Biden rather than speaking about what they’re doing now. This reporter calls him on it all.


Meanwhile - Governor Cuomo has a heart, and he listens, and he can be reassuring…

His news conference today - start at 11:40 and listen to him talk about the release numbers, the mortality and the concern for those who had died.

He is measured, authentic and getting wildly popular reviews because he is measured, authentic and not boastful, without the facts etc.

Night and Day…the differences. :disappointed_relieved:

@MissJava @Pet_Proletariat - I wanted to put into CoronaVirus area plz. I was only dreaming that this could be T’s personality profile…but it is regretfully not. Thanks!

👑 Portrait of a President

It’s going to be official…we extend the shelter-in-place until April 30th…

President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing in the Rose Garden of the White House, Sunday, March 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Trump extends virus guidelines, braces US for big death toll

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bracing the nation for a death toll that could exceed 100,000 people, President Donald Trump on Sunday extended restrictive social distancing guidelines through April, bowing to public-health experts who presented him with even more dire projections for the expanding coronavirus pandemic.

It was a stark shift in tone by the president, who only days ago mused about the country reopening in a few weeks. From the Rose Garden, he said his Easter revival hopes had only been “aspirational.”

The initial 15-day period of social distancing urged by the federal government expires Monday and Trump had expressed interest in relaxing the national guidelines at least in parts of the country less afflicted by the pandemic. He instead decided to extend them through April 30, a tacit acknowledgment he’d been too optimistic. Many states and local governments have stiffer controls in place on mobility and gatherings.

Trump’s impulse to reopen the country met a sober reality check Sunday from Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, who said the U.S. could experience more than 100,000 deaths and millions of infections from the pandemic. That warning hardened a recognition in Washington that the struggle against the coronavirus will not be resolved quickly even as Trump expressed a longing for normalcy.

“I want our life back again,” the president told reporters in the Rose Garden.

Trump, who has largely avoided talk of potential death and infection rates, cited projection models that said potentially 2.2 million people or more could have died had social distancing measures not been put in place. And he said the country would be doing well if it “can hold” the number of deaths “down to 100,000.” He said the best case for the country would be for the death rate to peak in about two weeks.

“It’s a horrible number,” Trump said, but added, “We all together have done a very good job.”

and it directly relates to this number of between 100K to 200K deaths possibly expected.


Horrible…USA has been behind other countries in terms of the Coronavirus progression and in harm’s way.

(David Bythewood) #521

He is so damn awful.

Trump accuses hospitals of hoarding ventilators and implies face masks are being stolen

(Lynn) #522

You have to remember, trump is a guy that projects all his failings onto others…that which he accuses someone of doing is what HE’S been doing. And, you know, he’s like a really smart guy…:face_vomiting:


What the media is saying about T’s actions now during today’s press conference when T tells us we are in shut down until April 30th. He’s in his bullying mode, and denying things he has said.

No words.:anguished:

Haberman’s reporting

"I think the president is doing very little other than watching media coverage right now," the NYT’s Maggie Haberman told me on Sunday’s “Reliable Sources.”

“He doesn’t have the rallies for the feedback. He’s just watching television and having meetings about this issue, and I think he’s more sensitive to negative coverage than he normally is… so what he’s doing is lashing out.”

–> The bottom line re: his recent spate of anti-media attacks: "He doesn’t want people to believe real time accounts that they are seeing…"

– The New Yorker editor David Remnick said Trump’s “lies,” narcissism, and “lack of empathy” have “led to disaster. Has led to delay. And this will be – and I think history will prove this – this will be something that’s paid in human lives. And that’s an enormous tragedy…”

Trump lashes out at Alcindor, demands she "be nice"

Oliver Darcy writes: Amid a global pandemic killing thousands of Americans, Trump disparaged CNN, NYT, and PBS at his press conference on Sunday, while saving his praise for a fringe right-wing network that has a history of peddling conspiracy theories.

Trump lashed out at PBS correspondent Yamiche Alcindor and said she should be friendlier toward him. Trump’s outburst came after Alcindor noted that Trump had previously told Sean Hannity he was not sure if states would actually need the total number of ventilators they have requested.

"Why don’t you act a little more positive?" Trump asked. He added, “Be nice. Don’t be threatening. Be nice.” Alcindor pushed back, noting she was effectively repeating what he had previously told Hannity, but Trump wasn’t having it. When Alcindor came to ask her second Q, Trump cut her off and the microphone was taken away from her…

Diamond gives back the mic

Darcy continues: When Trump called on him later in the press conference, CNN’s Jeremy Diamond instead handed Alcindor the mic so that she could ask her second question**. Alcindor asked which health experts Trump had spoken to that had said more people could die from an economic recession than the virus. Trump didn’t directly answer.**

After the press conference, Alcindor tweeted, "I’m not the first human being, woman, black person or journalist to be told that while doing a job. My take: Be steady. Stay focused. Remember your purpose. And, always press forward."

"These are direct quotes, sir."

Darcy adds: When Diamond got a chance to ask his question, he pressed Trump on last Friday comments about not phoning governors who are not “appreciative.” Trump accused Diamond of lying and taking him out of context, but Diamond pointed out that he was reading “direct quotes.” As Daniel Dale put it, “Reporters read Trump quote back to him, Trump denies and attacks.” Check out Dale’s fact-check here, titled “Trump falsely denies saying two things he said last week…”

Trump praises OANN

Darcy sends one more note: At the presser, Trump lavished praised on a personality from the far-right cable channel One America News . The attendee asked Trump for a response to networks that are wary of airing his lengthy press conferences in full. "Boy that’s a nice question," Trump said. “Thank you very much.” When Trump called on her for a second time, she bizarrely asked the same question again… which is quite revealing, when you think about it…


When messaging about what this Coronavirus gets mangled in politically charged news and personal belief. WTF

Congregants of megachurches in Louisiana, Ohio and Florida attended services in defiance of social distancing orders on Sunday morning, even as politicians and doctors took to weekly news shows to warn of coronavirus’s spread in the U.S.

In Louisiana, which has seen a spike in cases and has a shelter-in-place order, the Life Tabernacle Church in the town of Central held services at 10 a.m. More than 550 parishioners attended, about half as many as the week before, pastor Tony Spell told a local news reporter.

His state’s governor raised alarms Sunday that hospitals in nearby New Orleans could run out of capacity for breathing machines within a week as the state’s coronavirus death toll has climbed to the fourth-highest in the country. “We’re on a trajectory right now where we’ll not be able to deliver the care that people need when they need it,” Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” Edwards, who has limited public gatherings to 50 or under, last week urged “all faith leaders to heed this directive”

On CNN’s “State of the Union,” National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci warned that the U.S. could see 100,000 to 200,000 deaths from the virus, a stark counterpoint to discussions about whether to restart parts of the U.S. economy that have been on shutdown.

Pastor Spell told local news outlet NBC15 earlier this month that he didn’t believe his congregation was in danger of infection. “It’s not a concern,” he said. “The virus, we believe, is politically motivated. We hold our religious rights dear and we are going to assemble no matter what someone says.” The church did not respond to request for comment.

The River Church in Tampa, Florida, also held services this Sunday. Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne posted a livestream of the services on YouTube, showing the sizable crowd. Howard-Browne said attendees were practicing “social distancing, or whatever” though the crowd appeared to be dense.

(David Bythewood) #525

He must be made to stand trial.

Not wearing masks to protect against coronavirus is a ‘big mistake,’ top Chinese scientist says

Doctors And Nurses Say More People Are Dying Of COVID-19 In The US Than We Know

“The numbers are grossly underreported. I know for a fact that we’ve had three deaths in one county where only one is listed on the website,” one California ER doctor told BuzzFeed News.

(Lynn) #526

Anyone attending church during this time & in defiance of social distancing should have their names put on a list which goes to the very END of the line when it comes to ventilators needed…just saying. I don’t care if they think their belief will save them, or if they’re just in a “hurry to meet their maker” but they have no right to risk the health of others nor to take their place when it comes to needing medical help.

Speaking of things we ought NOT to do now is SINGING in groups, church or otherwise. This is sad, but as someone who enjoys singing, I would have predicted this would be a great way to spread a virus.

(David Bythewood) #527

The U.S. Tried to Build a New Fleet of Ventilators. The Mission Failed.

As the coronavirus spreads, the collapse of the project helps explain America’s acute shortage.

Be aware that symptoms vary. Know all the symptoms and be careful.

My Symptoms Didn’t Seem to Match Coronavirus. But I Tested Positive

(David Bythewood) #528

Good resources:
Governor’s Offices and sites:

The coronavirus outbreak could shut down the post office in less than 3 months, lawmakers say

A Deluged System Leaves Some Elderly to Die, Rocking Spain’s Self-Image

Even amid the coronavirus crisis, the tragedy unfolding in Spain’s nursing homes has shocked a nation that takes pride in its reverence for older people and in its health care system.

#Jared Kushner is a monster.

(David Bythewood) #529

Researchers Have Found a Way to Sterilize and Reuse Face Masks During Pandemic

Facing a critical shortage of N95 face masks that block the coronavirus, researchers from Duke Health research and clinical teams in North Carolina have confirmed a way to use existing decontamination methods to clean and reuse the masks.

The process uses specialized equipment to aerosolize hydrogen peroxide, which permeates the layers of the mask to kills germs, including viruses, without degrading the mask material.

“This is a decontamination technology and method we’ve used for years in our biocontainment laboratory,” said Scott Alderman, associate director of the Duke Regional Biocontainment Laboratory.

“We had never considered needing it for something like face masks. But we’ve now proven that it works and will begin using the technology immediately in all three Duke Health hospitals,” said Dr. Matthew Stiegel, director of the Occupational and Environmental safety Office.

Fox News getting sued for their part in mass murder? Couldn’t happen to a nicer lying, fear-mongering propaganda network.

Report: Fox News is worried about legal action after misleading viewers about coronavirus

Vanity Fair’s Gabe Sherman: Fox News is concerned their downplaying of Coronavirus exposes them “to potential legal action” from misled viewers


Early into the pandemic, signs that internal communications and actions (requests for funds) went unattended between Cabinet Secretary Azar and and OMB member

On Feb. 5, with fewer than a dozen confirmed novel coronavirus cases in the United States but tens of thousands around the globe, a shouting match broke out in the White House Situation Room between Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and an Office of Management and Budget official, according to three people aware of the outburst.

Azar had asked OMB that morning for $2 billion to buy respirator masks and other supplies for a depleted federal stockpile of emergency medical equipment, according to individuals familiar with the request, who spoke on the condition of anonymity about internal discussions.

The previously unreported argument turned on the request and on the budget official’s accusation that Azar had improperly lobbied Capitol Hill for money for the repository, which Azar denied, the individuals said.

The $2 billion request from HHS was cut to $500 million when the White House eventually sent Congress a supplemental budget request weeks later. White House budget officials now say the relief package enacted Friday secured $16 billion for the Strategic National Stockpile, more money than HHS had asked for.

(David Bythewood) #531

John Oliver has a lot to say about how the coronavirus pandemic is being handled.

(David Bythewood) #532

Johnson & Johnson to Begin Human Trials of Covid-19 Vaccine by September

Drug maker says product could be ready early next year