Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Is President Trump coronavirus' very best friend in America?

A retired internal medicine physician friend said yesterday that coronavirus kills more people than flu, but what really disturbs is people who contract coronavirus become very contagious before they show any symptoms.

As far as I know from all I have read online, President Trump has not apologized to the American people for claiming the coronavirus scare is a Democrat and liberal media hoax, even while Trump recently floated eliminating payroll deduction taxes and putting off paying taxes on April 15, to stimulate the American economy and securities exchanges, which have taken a shellacking because of the coronavirus hoax CDC predicts will become pandemic in America. 

But then, what does the CDC know? Is it run by a very stable genius, who very well knows that the most important American beneficiary of his proposed tax-relief measures will be himself, his businesses and his family?

Consider this from The Washington Post:

March 9, 2020 at 8:50 p.m. CDT

President Trump confronted one of the most perilous days of his presidency Monday by first erupting in a barrage of commentary that failed to calm the cratering financial markets, struggling to inspire confidence that his administration could stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. But by the time the sun set in Washington, Trump sounded momentarily chastened by the turbulence and previewed a raft of emergency measures to shore up the economy.

“We have a very strong economy,” the president told reporters, “but this blindsided the world.”

Oh, yeah? Consider this from TIME:

MARCH 9, 2020
An annual intelligence report that has been postponed without explanation by President Donald Trump’s administration warns that the U.S. remains unprepared for a global pandemic, two senior government officials who have reviewed a draft of the report tell TIME.
The office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) was scheduled to deliver the Worldwide Threat Assessment to the House Intelligence Committee on Feb. 12 and the hearing has not been rescheduled, according to staffers and members of the House and Senate intelligence committees. The DNI’s office declined requests for a comment on the status of the report. Democratic staffers say they do not expect the report to be released any time soon.
The final draft of the report remains classified but the two officials who have read it say it contains warnings similar to those in the last installment, which was published on January 29, 2019. The 2019 report warns on page 29 that, “The United States will remain vulnerable to the next flu pandemic or large-scale outbreak of a contagious disease that could lead to massive rates of death and disability, severely affect the world economy, strain international resources, and increase calls on the United States for support.”
The 2019 warning was the third time in as many years that the nation’s intelligence experts said that a new strain of influenza could lead to a pandemic, and that the U.S. and the world were unprepared. “Although the international community has made tenuous improvements to global health security, these gains may be inadequate to address the challenge of what we anticipate will be more frequent outbreaks of infectious diseases because of rapid unplanned urbanization, prolonged humanitarian crises, human incursion into previously unsettled land, expansion of international travel and trade, and regional climate change,” the 2019 threat assessment warned.
Rather than acting on these recurrent warnings and bolstering America’s ability to respond to an outbreak, the Trump administration has instead cut back money and personnel from pandemic preparedness. In May 2018, Trump’s aides dismissed the National Security Council’s global health security staff and moved to cut its budget. The White House also cut the budgets of the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Health and Human Services, and closed the federal government’s $30 million Complex Crises Fund.
If I were Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders or any other Democratic candidate for president, or any Democrat in Congress, or any Republican in Congress, I'd be heiling President Trump and his administration as the coronavirus' very best friend in America.

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