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5 hours ago, jakeem said:

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NYT: Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper has urged American military commanders overseas not to make any decisions related to the coronavirus that might surprise the White House or run afoul of President Trump’s messaging on the growing health challenge, American officials said
 
8:29 AM · Mar 3, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

 

4 hours ago, jakeem said:

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This week, Fauci described the coronavirus as an outbreak reaching "likely pandemic proportions." But WH officials overseeing the response were miffed that Fauci used the word "pandemic" without giving them a heads up.

w/@PhilipRucker 

 
8:25 PM · Mar 3, 2020·Twitter Web App

 

4 hours ago, jakeem said:

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Everything Trump is doing is hampering what’s left of our governments ability to fight this pandemic
 
6:30 AM · Mar 4, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

 trump's motto is--

"All for One"

 and the only one is trump.

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2 hours ago, Arturo said:

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.  

Having such increase the possibility of death vs a healthy person with no issues. People in panic mode tends to ignore that.

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According to news reports this morning, the new cases in Washington State were traced back to that individual with underlying conditions.  Whether healthy or not, they could have exposed others, who’d expose others, etc.  More people get it, and more people die.

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20 minutes ago, Arturo said:

According to news reports this morning, the new cases in Washington State were traced back to that individual with underlying conditions.  Whether healthy or not, they could have exposed others, who’d expose others, etc.  More people get it, and more people die.

My guess is that some trump supporters will try to minimalize this pandemic in any way they can because that's what trump has told them to do.

But the moment that someone they know, or a friend or family member or even themselves get sick with this terrible epidemic, then they may change their mind (s).

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Seems posters needs to study up on how viral infections i.e. the flu affects individuals.  Not being healthy to begin  with doesn't seem to factor in! :wacko:

Very young and old are also more vulnerable .

 

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36 minutes ago, Princess of Tap said:

My guess is that some trump supporters will try to minimalize this pandemic in any way they can because that's what trump has told them to do.

But the moment that someone they know, or a friend or family member or even themselves get sick with this terrible epidemic, then they may change their mind (s).

It’s funny how two diehard Trump supporters laughed off your statement.  They must believe Trump when he says it’ll be safe to attend one of Trump’s Nuremberg Rallies.  They are all in with Trump’s lies!

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21 minutes ago, hamradio said:

Seems posters needs to study up on how viral infections i.e. the flu affects individuals.  Not being healthy to begin  with doesn't seem to factor in! :wacko:

Very young and old are also more vulnerable .

 

ANYBODY, young, old or in-between, can catch the coronavirus.  Healthy individuals may recover after mild or moderate illness.  However, they can still spread it to the population at large.  

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8 minutes ago, Arturo said:

ANYBODY, young, old or in-between, can catch the coronavirus.  Healthy individuals may recover after mild or moderate illness.  However, they can still spread it to the population at large.  

Kind of like the cold and flu. Duh!

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7 minutes ago, jakeem said:

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Trump on coronavirus testing: "The Obama administration made a decision on testing that turned out to be very detrimental to what we're doing & we undid that decision a few days ago so that testing can take place in a much more accurate & rapid fashion" (what's he talking about?)
 
11:41 AM · Mar 4, 2020·Twitter Web Client

 

5 minutes ago, jakeem said:

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REPORTER: What was this Obama-era rule that you are blaming for the coronavirus testing problems?
 
PENCE: "The last administration asserted FDA jurisdiction over testing, and the development of tests like this. The president changed that on Saturday."
 
11:53 AM · Mar 4, 2020·Twitter Web Client

Eventually trump's going to have to take some responsibility for his own presidency. But his racist hatred of Obama is impossible for him to contain. 

The birther crap that trump put out is really funny and stupid,

But you can't help but feel sorry for someone who is that sick.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Princess of Tap said:

 

Eventually trump's going to have to take some responsibility for his own presidency. But his racist hatred of Obama is impossible for him to contain. 

The birther crap that trump put out is really funny and stupid,

But you can't help but feel sorry for someone who is that sick.

 

 

Everthing is always Obama's fault! :D  Same old.......

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5 minutes ago, hamradio said:

Suggestion, treat corona like the 2009 H1N1, shares a lot in common.

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I don't know where you got your medical degree or your PhD in microbiology, but if you think you know more than the doctors and research scientists at the CDC--

The American people would be grateful to have you go down to the CDC and show them what they're doing wrong.

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27 minutes ago, jakeem said:

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CNN: A 10th person has died from Coronavirus in Washington state, the state’s health department website confirmed. The death occurred in King County.
 
2:15 PM · Mar 4, 2020·TweetDeck

 

15 minutes ago, jakeem said:

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AUBURN, Calif. (@AP) — California authorities report first death from the new coronavirus in state.
 
2:26 PM · Mar 4, 2020·Twitter Web App

 

25 minutes ago, jakeem said:

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Hmm, just a week ago, Trump was playing down the coronavirus threat in the US
 
2:25 PM · Mar 4, 2020·Twitter Web App

Apparently trump's coronavirus hoax is killing Americans.

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Heard that some earlier deaths may be due to coronavirus, but not way to test and just assumed it was flu for an older person with underlying medical problems.

Also heard from an airlines person that the screening process is not as good as it should be.

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On 3/3/2020 at 7:31 PM, jakeem said:

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This is truly insane. The administration isn’t allowing audio or video of its Coronavirus updates — precisely when clear and credible communication is what the American people need most.
 
And this is almost certainly why. They don’t want facts from the experts to contradict the nonsense that’s come out of Trump’s mouth. In cases like these, Trump’s ego is quite literally a public health risk.
 
6:30 PM · Mar 3, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

 

On 3/3/2020 at 7:30 PM, jakeem said:

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We’re under way. No audio or video permitted but photos OK per @WhiteHouse.
 
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 This is a great way to get the news out to the American people--

No audio and no video.

No Electronic evidence of what was actually said.

What are they trying to hide?

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:lol:

‘Wuhan Shake’ greeting goes viral amid coronavirus outbreak

https://nypost.com/2020/03/02/wuhan-shake-greeting-goes-viral-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/

 

Public Health Experts: Try ‘Footshake’ Instead of Handshake to Avoid Coronavirus

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/public-health-experts-try-footshake-instead-of-handshake.html

 

The problem now is the spread of athletes foot. :P

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Squeeze me!

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2 hours ago, jakeem said:

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Trump to Hannity on WHO saying coronavirus death rate is 3.4%: "I think the 3.4% number is really a false number. Now this is just my hunch, but based on a lot of conversations ... personally, I'd say the number is way under 1%."
 
Astoundingly irresponsible.
 
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10:39 PM · Mar 4, 2020·Twitter Web Client

 

2 hours ago, jakeem said:

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More Trump on coronavirus death rate: "A lot of people will have this and it is very mild. They will get better very rapidly. They don't even see a doctor. They don't even call a doctor. You never hear about those people."
 
9:53 PM · Mar 4, 2020·TweetDeck

 

1 hour ago, jakeem said:

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Trump calls it “Corona flu” and says, “Some people are getting better by sitting around.”
 
Please God make it stop.
 
11:32 PM · Mar 4, 2020·TweetDeck

Idiot Oval Office Boy Unleashed.....

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9 hours ago, jakeem said:

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President Trump falsely claimed that the Obama administration slowed down diagnostic testing, experts say https://cnn.it/38qjWTX
 
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6:35 PM · Mar 4, 2020·SocialFlow

 

8 hours ago, jakeem said:

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Major companies are banning employees from foreign travel, nixing large meetings, testing out work-from-home contingency plans, and canceling crucial industry events—all despite assurances from the White House that containment of the virus is "airtight."
 
1:05 AM · Mar 5, 2020·SocialFlow

 

4 hours ago, jakeem said:

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California governor declares state of emergency over coronavirus https://reut.rs/3cr9Mpr
 
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12:03 AM · Mar 5, 2020·True Anthem

 

2 hours ago, jakeem said:

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Seattle officials announce a list of recommendations that urges people at higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness, which includes those who are pregnant or 60 and older, to stay home and avoid large groups.
 
3:12 AM · Mar 5, 2020·SocialFlow

trump says the coronavirus pandemic is just a hoax and is not serious, but just in case--

 it's Obama's fault that diagnostic testing is way behind. LOL

 The birther  always manages to find  a way, where there is no way.

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Seems that in a certain county add one to the "can not escape list".

Death

Taxes

Homework / School work

 

Kanawha County prepares for possible coronavirus outbreak

https://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Kanawha-County-prepares-for-possible-Corona-virus-outbreak-568416311.html

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Young also says students who would have to stay home because of coronavirus would get school work so they do not fall behind. If there was a widespread outbreak affecting a school, there is a possibility that school would shut down for three days for cleaning or possibly for the full 14-day quarantine period.

 

Nope kids you will not get away from that, no sir indeed!

 

Oh yeah another fantasy..

...the meeting is just a precautionary planning meeting, Dr. Young says the most important thing to do is stay calm and focus on preventive measures to stay healthy.

 

GOOD LUCK WITH THAT ONE!

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From the last WSAZ post

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Dr. Young says while the death toll is rising, MOST coronavirus cases are milder, but those with the coronavirus have to be quarantined.

 

Dr Young please, try to convince some posters here of that! :wacko:

 

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47 minutes ago, hamradio said:

Seems that in a certain county add one to the "can not escape list".

Death

Taxes

Homework / School work

 

Kanawha County prepares for possible coronavirus outbreak

https://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Kanawha-County-prepares-for-possible-Corona-virus-outbreak-568416311.html

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Young also says students who would have to stay home because of coronavirus would get school work so they do not fall behind. If there was a widespread outbreak affecting a school, there is a possibility that school would shut down for three days for cleaning or possibly for the full 14-day quarantine period.

 

Nope kids you will not get away from that, no sir indeed!

 

Oh yeah another fantasy..

...the meeting is just a precautionary planning meeting, Dr. Young says the most important thing to do is stay calm and focus on preventive measures to stay healthy.

 

GOOD LUCK WITH THAT ONE!

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You’re now ranting almost as incomprehensibly are your idiot hero Donald Trump.  At least you don’t have the audience of the nation or an impact on the stock market.  Unfortunately Trump does!

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Here are 17 ways the Trump administration bungled its coronavirus response
 
1:24 PM · Mar 5, 2020·Naytev

“We’re very, very ready for this, for anything,” President Trump said at a White House press briefing on the coronavirus last Wednesday. Despite the president’s reassurance, public health experts warn that our response is already woefully deficient. With the Trump administration failing to send out enough testing kits and multiple White House officials spreading misinformation about the virus, it’s hard not to be concerned about their ability to handle the threat of a global pandemic. 

Here are some of the greatest hits of the Trump administration’s bungled coronavirus responses—so far:

  1. Trump picked Vice President Mike Pence—well known for allowing an outbreak of HIV to rapidly spread in Indiana during his time as governor—to head the government’s coronavirus task force. As governor, Pence initially refused to allow clean-needle exchange programs, which experts argued were necessary to prevent further outbreaks of HIV. He also spearheaded funding cuts to Planned Parenthood, which led to the closing of the last HIV testing facility in a county at the center of the outbreak.
  2. Last month, in its 2021 budget, the Trump administration announced proposed cuts that would reduce CDC funding by 16 percent and slash $3 billion for global health programs.  
  3. In 2018, the National Security Council’s global pandemic director left his post abruptly; then his entire team was disbanded by former national security adviser John Bolton. The Trump administration has yet to refill any of those positions, leaving huge vulnerabilities in our global pandemic preparedness. 
  4. In press conferences and tweets, Trump has been downplaying the severity of the coronavirus. In remarks he made on February 26, he claimed that the number of cases was declining in the United States (the CDC says it’s highly likely it will continue to spread); he claimed that the fatality rate for coronavirus was lower than the flu (it isn’t), and a vaccine was coming quickly (the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases says it will take at least a year).  
  5. Fewer than 500 people have been tested for the coronavirus in the United States, compared with 13,911 in the UK and 1,126 in the Ontario province of Canada alone as of March 2. Experts blame delays in rolling out the test on account of a faulty component in the original test, which has led to an inadequate supply of tests nationwide. As of Sunday, an unnamed HHS official told Politico that the defects had been resolved. That hasn’t been enough to prevent an HHS investigation into the delayed national response. 
  6. The CDC failed to update testing guidelines to include more people as the disease has spread globally. 
  7. The first instance of coronavirus contracted within the United States took four days to confirm after a delayed response for requests for disease testing from the CDC, according to medical staff at UC Davis Medical Center in California. They blamed the center’s narrow specifications for distributing coronavirus testing kits; the organization allegedly took days to approve the medical center’s request.
  8. Trump isn’t the only member of his administration spreading misinformation about the coronavirus. Last Tuesday, Trump’s National Economic Council director, Larry Kudlow, told CNBC “we have contained” the virus, despite CDC officials warning that the virus is likely to continue to spread. In a Meet the Press interview Sunday, Vice President and coronavirus head Mike Pence refused to refute Donald Trump Jr.’s claim that Democrats wanted the virus to spread and kill Americans. 
  9. In 2018, the Trump Administration cut 80 percent of CDC funding used to fight global pandemics. The funding support, which went to training local health professionals and bolstering emergency response across 49 countries, was reduced to just 10 nations. China wasn’t included in the revised list.
  10. Last October, the Trump Administration opted to discontinue a Bush-era program expanded under Obama—called “Predict”—that monitored the threat of animal-born diseases to humans, the possible origin point of the novel coronavirus. The program was behind the discovery of more than 1,000 viruses, including an Ebola strain.
  11. During a standoff last week on a tarmac in Japan, the State Department pushed to allow 14 coronavirus-infected Americans to board a pair of flights back to the United States. The CDC fought back back, arguing that bringing them back—especially considering the planes carried 300 other passengers who’d tested negative for the disease—would pose an unnecessary risk and more than double the number of infected in the country. In the end, the State Department got its way.
  12. According to a federal government whistleblower, Department of Health and Human Services personnel have been improperly tending to potentially infected Americans who were in Asia during the outbreak. The whistleblower alleged that the HHS workers, without proper training or protective equipment, operated alongside CDC personnel donned in hazmat suits when seeing patients, and potentially exposed themselves to infection. The whistleblower later indicated that they were unjustly reassigned as retribution for speaking out. 
  13. Without clearance from local health centers, federal health officials planned to fly coronavirus patients from a California air base to a FEMA facility on a decommissioned army base in Anniston, Alabama. The mayor of Anniston, “shocked by the lack of planning,” told HHS officials that the FEMA buildings lacked the medical capability to operate as a quarantine zone. On February 23, the administration dropped the plans. Costa Mesa, California, is also fighting federal plans to transport patients to the city.
  14. As the crisis unfolded last week, one-third of the coronavirus task force took time off to speak at the Conservative Political Action Convention. The list of CPAC attendees also on the task force included White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cuccinelli, Larry Kudlow, director of the White House National Economic Council, HHS secretary Alex Azar, and national security adviser Robert O’Brien. Vice President Pence, who heads the task force, told CPAC attendees that the risk of infection “remains low.”
  15. Despite reassurances from Trump officials at CPAC and beyond that rumors of the coronavirus have been greatly exaggerated, Cuccinelli indicated during his CPAC speech that the US might tighten borders as a preventative public health measure, despite far fewer cases in Mexico and Canada, where two and 27 cases have been reported, respectively.
  16. Pence and his office have taken control of all public government statements on the coronavirus, which now go through his press secretary, Katie Miller. Because of this move, the CDC and the National Institutes of Health can no longer share their own research, and a Pence office stamp of approval is required to broadcast independent information.
  17. When a CDCdistributed coronavirus test kit incorrectly gave a negative result, an infected patient was allowed to leave a San Diego hospital. The patient, who was flown back to the US from China, rejoined the quarantine tank of repatriated citizens for an entire day, before being brought back to the hospital. 

* The president of the United States called the coronavirus pandemic a hoax in a public rally which was televised.

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