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On 2/27/2020 at 5:19 PM, mr6666 said:

Michael McAuliff


Azar refuses to promise a coronavirus vaccine will be affordable for anyone:

"We would want to ensure that we work to make it affordable,

but we can't control that price, because we need the private sector to invest..

Price controls won't get us there."


........In case anyone's forgotten, Azar was the president of Eli Lilly,

a member of the board of directors of a pharmaceutical lobby group,

and ran a strategist/consultant firm to the biotech and healthcare industries.


Here's why Obamacare would likely make any coronavirus vaccine free for patients — and prove critical in fighting the disease

  • But one layer of the healthcare system could help Americans save a lot of money on a coronavirus vaccine: Obamacare.
  • Under a little-known provision of the Affordable Care Act, health insurers must cover federally recommended vaccines at no cost for patients.
  • The ACA has the potential to form a critical pillar in a federal strategy to combat the spread of a fast-moving coronavirus.


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Donald Trump says 'when it gets a little warmer' the coronavirus will 'miraculously go away'

Coronavirus: San Francisco declares state of emergency amid CDC warning


'It’s not a question of if this will happen but when this will happen and how many people in this country will have severe illnesses'

The city of San Francisco, California has declared a state of emergency over the deadly coronavirus after health officials warned its spread across the United States was inevitable.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced the state of emergency in a statement on Tuesday, saying “the global picture” surrounding the Wuhan coronavirus was “changing rapidly” and city officials “need to step-up preparedness.” 


“We see the virus spreading in new parts of the world every day,” she continued, “and we are taking the necessary steps to protect San Franciscans from harm.”

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Coronavirus: Inside 'doomsday church cult' at centre of outbreak in South Korea

South Korea's apocalyptic Shincheonji Church of Jesus was founded by a man, now 88, who claims to be an incarnation of Jesus Christ and has promised to take his followers with him to heaven on the Day of Judgement


A 'doomsday cult' at the centre of South Korea's coronavirus outbreak was founded by a man who claims he is the second coming of Jesus Christ.

The secretive Shincheonji Church of Jesus and a worshipper known as "Patient 31" have been linked to many of the country's infections amid a doubling of cases in the last week.

In response to the outbreak, Lee said in a message to the church: “This disease outbreak is the work of the devil, which is hellbent on stopping the rapid growth of the Shincheonji."


South Korea, which has raised its infectious disease alert to the highest level, reported 231 new cases on Monday, bringing its total to 833.

Eight people have died.

Many cases have been linked to Shincheonji's church in the city of Daegu, where the super spread known as "Patient 31" - a 61-year-old woman - attended services.

The government had ordered self-quarantines and was testing about 9,500 people who attended services at the Daegu branch.

There are fears that hundreds of them could be carrying and spreading the virus.

Health officials had been unable to find or contact more than 700 members as of last Friday, the New York Times reported.

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6 hours ago, NipkowDisc said:

not really. we all see the news media and the democrats going nuts and using coronavirus politically and tolling the bells of doom but not one person in the msm will fault the democrats for their failure to make any attempt to reach out to trump to find any common ground.


it's 2020

trump is the president


the democrats do not even try.

I bet if some jihadist berserkers set off a dirty bomb in the san francisco bay area Nancy Pelosi...she'd try!

but then how does trump work with sonofa****es who just tried to impeach his a z?


The media does sensationalize its reporting on the Coronavirus but Trump calling it a "hoax" is just asinine to say the least. How is that presidential at all?

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On 2/28/2020 at 11:37 AM, Arturo said:

You focused on ONE fact, with a racial slant.  Just like all the pics you post of cops beating someone up, invariably you have the pic with it being a person of color.  Like Trump’s pronouncements, your side gets the message.

I think Ham was trying to say the racist "facts" being spread were incorrect. 

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12 minutes ago, Gershwin fan said:


South Korea's apocalyptic Shincheonji Church of Jesus was founded by a man, now 88, who claims to be an incarnation of Jesus Christ and has promised to take his followers with him to heaven on the Day of Judgement

And you thought the Trumpsters were mad when a South Korean movie won Best Picture....


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18 minutes ago, Gershwin fan said:

I think Ham was trying to say the racist "facts" being spread were incorrect. 

I only stated the rumor blacks were less prone to getting coronavirus was false.  It 's on the internet and Snopes debunked it. To the point, that is disinformation.  Some posters see racism EVERYWHERE when there was none.  I was responding the the post about the fight against disinformation.

No one group / race has been proven to be less susceptible to the virus.  


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26 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

And you thought the Trumpsters were mad when a South Korean movie won Best Picture....


The Koreans are stealing our best picture and now even our fundamentalist cults!

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13 hours ago, jakeem said:


Interviews with nearly two dozen admin officials, former White House aides, public health experts and lawmakers portray a White House scrambling to gain control of a rudderless response defined by bureaucratic infighting, confusion and misinformation.
10:35 PM · Feb 29, 2020·Twitter for iPhone


8 hours ago, jakeem said:

 At times like these you wish you had a real president in the Oval Office.

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On 2/27/2020 at 8:57 AM, Bogie56 said:

The administration disbanded groups at NSC and DHS formed by President Obama to fight the 2014 Ebola outbreak.



On 2/27/2020 at 8:59 AM, Bogie56 said:

If trump can't use Coronavirus as a political asset for himself, then he has no interest in it.

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One would think if there was a way to stop the spread of such a virus, the SAME procedures would had been in place long ago regarding the flu which has cost the economy billions and thousands of deaths.


This article was in 2017 which gave a warning.

Is China Ground Zero for a Future Pandemic?


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51 minutes ago, jakeem said:


36 minutes ago, jakeem said:


Replying to
Gallup Poll numbers are a lagging indicator. Meanwhile, US stock futures are plummeting and people’s 401K retirement accounts are getting obliterated because of the coronavirus. This is not something Trump can just ignore and whitewash with a few polls.
Rather than patting himself on the back, Trump should be working overtime to secure our nation’s nursing homes, long term care facilities, and locations where the elderly and those with chronic medical conditions are concentrated. We must prioritize protecting the most vulnerable.
9:37 PM · Mar 1, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

trump is working overtime to secure his own re-election in order to stay out of jail.

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4 hours ago, jakeem said:


If you're a human, and you think, "I trust @realdonaldtrump to handle the coronavirus outbreak," you have not been paying attention. To anything.
9:58 PM · Mar 1, 2020·Twitter Web App


4 hours ago, jakeem said:
It mattered when Trump lied about his inaugural crowd size.
It mattered when Trump said wind turbines cause cancer.
It mattered when he claimed a half-dozen steel mills had reopened when they hadn’t.
It mattered because of moments like the present.
8:30 AM · Feb 28, 2020·Twitter for iPhone


4 hours ago, jakeem said:


John Oliver on coronavirus: “This is a bad time to have a president who cannot speak clearly, because there is already enough bad information flying around, and the president’s favorite channel has been a particular offender here”
3:01 AM · Mar 2, 2020·Twitter Web App


4 hours ago, jakeem said:


Chuck Todd grills Mike Pence to “name some names” after the vice president said that there was “irresponsible rhetoric” coming from Democrats about the coronavirus
1:00 AM · Mar 2, 2020·SocialFlow

 Instead of trying to weaponize a global pandemic against political adversaries,

The trump  Administration, Fox and the right-wing media need to be concerned about the health and welfare of the American people.

 Like all things, trump is trying to use a pandemic to his political advantage.

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41 minutes ago, jakeem said:


Health officials have identified nearly 100 cases of COVID-19 in the United States since Jan. 21. Here's where they are

Arrow pointing rightwards then curving downwards


6:42 PM · Mar 2, 2020·SocialFlow


24 minutes ago, jakeem said:


While public health officials and medical experts raised the alarm about the coronavirus outbreak, a timeline of events shows that President Trump downplayed their concerns and injected controversial and unproven theories into the conversation
6:30 PM · Mar 2, 2020·SocialFlow


2 hours ago, jakeem said:


A Florida man tested negative for coronavirus but was billed $3,270--so many will avoid testing. We need universal health coverage: It protects all of us. Same for paid sick leave: You want a sick person to stagger to work to prepare your food? My column http://nyti.ms/2Vx8ZwZ
10:35 AM · Mar 1, 2020·TweetDeck


9 hours ago, jakeem said:


Remember when Trump said he would repeal and replace Obamacare with "something terrific"?
He never did.
Now he's in court trying to strike down the Affordable Care Act and take away health care for millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions.
9:53 AM · Mar 2, 2020·Twitter Web App


9 hours ago, jakeem said:


Trump and conservative state attorneys general, including Georgia's, are asking the Supreme Court to kill Obamacare -- all of it, from Medicaid expansion to precondition coverage. Their plan to replace it? After a decade of whining, they still have none, and they never will.
9:50 AM · Mar 2, 2020·TweetDeck

 You've got to give trump credit. Trying to take away Healthcare from Millions of Americans in the middle of a pandemic.

 trump is all heart.

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3 hours ago, jakeem said:


President Trump defends holding campaign rallies even as coronavirus spreads https://cnn.it/2PHK2eO
3:38 AM · Mar 3, 2020·SocialFlow


3 hours ago, jakeem said:


With coronavirus we are discovering in real time what happens when an American president who has "deconstructed the administrative state," prioritized personal loyalty to himself over expertise & competence and is not trusted by most of the public confronts a genuine emergency.
The fact that this briefing, which is supposed to inform the American people, started with praise for the administration itself is just par for the course at this point. The president and his people STARTED by saying coronavirus was "fake news" that's only meant to hurt Trump.
5:44 PM · Mar 2, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

 The president of the United States says a pandemic is a hoax.

 The people who voted for him are as stupid as he is.

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Amid outbreak, Trump admin's proposed rollback of nursing home regulations faces criticism

“These are frail, medically compromised people,” said an attorney at the nonprofit Center for Medicare Advocacy, who opposes the change.
<_<  :(
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Westchester County lawyer diagnosed as NY’s second confirmed coronavirus case, authorities testing family and hospital staff for contamination




According to NBC4 he is in critical condition but must emphasize he already has an underlying health condition.

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I don’t get the emphasis you highlighted.  Underlying health conditions may be tragic, even fatal for the individual.  However, said individual is no more infectious to others than an infected individual that is otherwise healthy.  

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