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Dr. Fauci wanted Brad Pitt to play him on Saturday Night Live, not being serious of course.
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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.Trump is notorious for blaming others for his faults ...
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.Azar is an idiot.
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."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.
And about the White House's moronic Senior Advisor:
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.He got presidential daily briefings warning of a worsening situation, and he ignored them....
I read that article ( above ) that claims SARS-COv-2 isn't manmade, as well as others, plus watched videos in which other scientists have said the same thing, and compared them with the evidence that the virus is more likely to have had lab assistance. The latter comes out much further ahead. The non-lab proponents consistently parrot other non-lab proponents who back their claim with misleading proclamation and opinion.And about whether it's man-made:
The Office of the DNI said it was still examining an as-yet-unproven theory that the outbreak may have resulted from "an accident at a laboratory in Wuhan.”www.huffpost.com
This is where the fine edge of the wedge falls in favor of shadowy. The scores add up this way ( so far ):... While it is possible that the virus came out of a lab, that doesn't mean it was necessarily deliberate. Yes, a screwup is certainly possible.
Yes of course. We have more immediate concerns than who is to blame. That is unless this is part of a larger plan. We haven't been told the whole truth about this pandemic from the start, and we're still not getting it. But anyone who does a little digging can see the dark side of the force is at work here.At the end of the day, it's most important that the pandemic be minimized as soon as possible and the world get back to work. After that, it's important that we find out what really happened and do what's necessary to make sure or at least reduce the possibility of it happening with yet another virus.