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Gene Steinberg

Forum Super Hero
Staff member
Trump is notorious for blaming others for his faults.

True, China hid details at first as to its efforts to coverup the severity of what went on.

WHO at first believed the Chinese even though there are CDC reps working in that organization.

But even after the truth was widely known to the proper authorities, Trump still engaged in a coverup:

 

USI Calgary

J. Randall Murphy
Staff member
Trump is notorious for blaming others for his faults ...
No argument there, which is why I dismissed his blaming of China back at the start. On Jan. 29, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told President Trump the coronavirus epidemic was under control. So why would he then need to escalate the warnings he had been getting in his daily briefings up to that point? He's not an epidemiologist. The situation seems to be a result of a chronic system failure, not just the current presidency, and simply getting rid of Trump won't automatically fix it.
 

Gene Steinberg

Forum Super Hero
Staff member
Azar is an idiot.

But Trump was getting is daily intelligence briefings, which he refuses to read, which indicated a growing threat. That has been demonstrated with emails and such. He was fully warned all the way.
 

Ezechiel

Paranormal Adept
I think we'll be tasting the real Covid-19 when Brazil, Russia, India.... and the entire African continent join the high infection club.
Most unnerving is watching Russia and Brazil ram through the Chinese relatively static count (84,000).

India is on an exponential curve and is especially vulnerable due to its very high population density and limited resources. I mean... do the math... 1.3 billion humans times penetration of 60% = 780 million times 8% mortality = 55 million deaths for India alone. Spanish flu back in 2018 was 50 million deaths (global).
(US current mortality rate is 6% 60,000/1,000,000)

Does Nigeria even have the resources to even measure it's infection rate ? (population of 200 million) ?

Most depressing sight this week: Mike Pence with no mask at the Mayo clinic. ?? wtf ??
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USI Calgary

J. Randall Murphy
Staff member
Azar is an idiot.
That is not valid counterpoint. Azar informed associates that he had alerted Trump on January 18, 2020, regarding the potential danger from COVID-19, but Trump thought he was being "alarmist". Despite Azar's warnings, four days later, Trump announced, "We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China." So it's it's rather obvious that Azar was getting political blowback for his stance on the issue ( at least publicly ). Nevertheless, on January 28, 2020, Azar requested that the Chinese government allow a CDC expert team into their country to help them learn more about the virus.

How much more Azar could have done I don't know, but what does seem certain is that the political blowback was coming from the top down. So who else was giving the president advice not to act sooner ( if any )? Were there people acting sooner behind the scenes while Trump was trying to preserve calm? I don't know for sure. All these facts are still unraveling.
But Trump was getting is daily intelligence briefings, which he refuses to read, which indicated a growing threat. That has been demonstrated with emails and such. He was fully warned all the way.
According to an ABC news story, the Defense Department provided a statement from Col. R. Shane Day, Director of the NCMI, which is the alleged source of the reports, He says: "As a matter of practice the National Center for Medical Intelligence does not comment publicly on specific intelligence matters. However, in the interest of transparency during this current public health crisis, we can confirm that media reporting about the existence/release of a National Center for Medical Intelligence Coronavirus-related product/assessment in November of 2019 is not correct. No such NCMI product exists," the statement said."

Do I believe that means there were no such briefings? Not for a second. Just like I don't believe the announcement that scientists have determined with any level of certainty, that SARS-CoV-2 had no help from a lab. So I guess we have a cover-up going on there in the USA as well. Of course that now makes us tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorists.

Another relevant story: The Spies Who Predicted COVID-19 | by Kent Harrington - Project Syndicate
 
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Gene Steinberg

Forum Super Hero
Staff member
He got presidential daily briefings warning of a worsening situaiton, and he ignored them.

It is all about politics. Trump won't admit that all this happened under his witch, so he blames everybody else.
 

Gene Steinberg

Forum Super Hero
Staff member
More:

Trump wants to boast we are number one.

With over one million infected, we are number one in the world.

WIth over 61,000 deaths, we are number one in the world.

With a chief executive who wants to ignore reality, we are number one in the world.
 

Ezechiel

Paranormal Adept
And about the White House's moronic Senior Advisor:
We can't forget all the wonderful things he did to resolve the Middle East conflicts — not!
My questions of the day: 'What happens to Trump and his nepotistic cronies once they are kicked out of the White House' ? .... and especially all those goose stepping supporters that drank Lysol and stuck a UV lamp up their a$$es ?
 

USI Calgary

J. Randall Murphy
Staff member
He got presidential daily briefings warning of a worsening situation, and he ignored them....
Again, those reports have never been publicly released, and the office responsible for creating those reports denies that the report claiming to be from November 2019 was ever issued. But like I also said, I don't believe for a second that the sources who say they saw those reports are lying. Then again, maybe the sources actually are phony. Just because I want Trump to be guilty of negligence doesn't mean I should automatically believe unproven claims against him.
 


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