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Randall

J. Randall Murphy
Staff member
"A new study in China has found that the novel coronavirus has mutated into at least 30 different variations.
The results showed that medical officials have vastly underestimated the overall ability of the virus to mutate, in findings that different strains have affected different parts of the world, leading to potential difficulties in finding an overall cure. . . ."

Coronavirus has mutated into at least 30 different strains study finds
I suspect that full story of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is something that has been kept from everyone all along, and that in the future we may find that this situation was as serious as the Cuban Missile Crisis.
 

Randall

J. Randall Murphy
Staff member
The travel ban was BS. Read the limits.

We were already infected.

The CDC knew about this months before the WHO announcement.
Months before, there was no pandemic. The earliest known cases were identified in mid November and it took time to spread. The first known cases arrived in North America early in January 2020, but we only know that from hindsight. At that time, pronouncements that could cause a national panic would have been unwise, even if the potential risks were known behind the scenes.

Short of eliminating the virology lab in China and overthrowing the CCP, I'm not sure what actions any president could have done to prevent the pandemic. This is people playing with stuff they shouldn't. But then again, it's also possible that something like it it could come entirely out of Nature. The universe is a hazardous place to live in. Grant it - Trump doesn't help make us feel any more secure about that.
 
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Gene Steinberg

Forum Super Hero
Staff member
One more thing:


Nothing he did would have prevented it from happening, but if he did his job, we wouldn't have over 46,000 people dead in the US as the result of the pandemic, as of the morning of April 22, 2020.

People would have died, but Trump could have acted in accordance with what his own people, including CDC, told him. Every single death beyond what it could have been is on him and the jerks who follow the Pied Piper of the Oval Office.

No, testing is not perfect. It wasn't perfect when he said it was last month, and the biggest delay in getting the economy restored is Trump's refusal to act promptly to use the powers he has to step up testing.
 

Randall

J. Randall Murphy
Staff member

Randall

J. Randall Murphy
Staff member
One more thing:


Nothing he did would have prevented it from happening, but if he did his job, we wouldn't have over 46,000 people dead in the US as the result of the pandemic, as of the morning of April 22, 2020.

People would have died, but Trump could have acted in accordance with what his own people, including CDC, told him. Every single death beyond what it could have been is on him and the jerks who follow the Pied Piper of the Oval Office.

No, testing is not perfect. It wasn't perfect when he said it was last month, and the biggest delay in getting the economy restored is Trump's refusal to act promptly to use the powers he has to step up testing.
Politically, Trump's rival was Hillary, who tried for years to champion a robust national healthcare system. Regardless of whatever anyone else thinks of her ( especially the anti-Hillary smear campaigners who deserve no serious attention ), had her healthcare plans been given support from the get-go, the USA would have unquestionably been in a far better position to handle this crisis. I tend to have the same sentiments had she been President.

I also find it a convenient coincidence that America's biggest strategic weakness is its inability to defend against bio-weapons, and that a lot of propaganda went into making sure the candidate who would have changed that never made it to office. But perhaps now is a time for everyone to set aside political discontent, rally behind what strength we do have, defeat this common enemy, and deal with the politics later.
 
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Gene Steinberg

Forum Super Hero
Staff member
I think the current situation will actually improve the support for a national health care system.

Hillary never figured out how to give a campaign speech, and her people failed to recognize how Trump's lies appealed to the middle class that had been left behind.
 

Randall

J. Randall Murphy
Staff member
I think the current situation will actually improve the support for a national health care system.

Hillary never figured out how to give a campaign speech, and her people failed to recognize how Trump's lies appealed to the middle class that had been left behind.
Wasn't there evidence of foreign electronic interference with her campaign too though?

"Over the course of the election, a wide-ranging group of Russians probed state voter databases for insecurities; hacked the Hillary Clinton campaign, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic National Committee; tried to hack the campaign of Sen. Marco Rubio and the Republican National Committee; released politically damaging information on the internet; spread propaganda on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram ..." - SOURCE -​
At one point Trump even accused China of hacking the Clinton Campaign. Maybe he was actually right. Despite denials, China has been charged with hacking American systems ...

 
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Gene Steinberg

Forum Super Hero
Staff member
Russia wasn't the only offender, but they specifically, under orders from Putin, wanted Trump to win. He admitted to that preference at that infamous Helsinki press conference.
 

Randall

J. Randall Murphy
Staff member
Defense Secretary Raises Concern Over Chinese Laser Targeting in Pacific
Maybe the real reason for the major lockdown is the fear that COVID-19 would ignite an all-out war with China, and things would get real messy.
 
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Gene Steinberg

Forum Super Hero
Staff member
It started lots earlier than people might admit:


And that’s true for other parts of the US.

Many of us might have just assumed it was a normal cold or mild flu.

You might remember when I did a show while having a cold early this year. Who knows.
 


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