Sunday, March 22, 2020

Tweets For Today


RussInSoCal said...

As always a wonderful twitter run down. I'd like to take some time to debunk some rampant twitter myths/fake news.

Facts checks:

The Trump admin did NOT cut funding for the CDC. Funding for the CDC has increased every year he's been in office.

Trump did NOT get rid of the of the pandemic unit at the NSC, he moved it to another division with a different title. (CI-ICU)

Trump did NOT refuse to accept testing kits from WHO. WHO does not even sell testing kits. We built our own kits like every other country. The test kits were slowed down but that is being fixed - as is in evidence by the increased testing.

Trump has NOT muzzle the scientists. China did. Our scientists are on TV every single day.

Trump did NOT tell governors that they are on their own with ventilator purchases. He said that the feds are backing them up if they can't procure them on their own.

Trump did NOT call Chinese coronavirus a hoax. He called the Left's attempt to politicize the virus against him a hoax. Which they did and are doing.

The American people DO approve of the way the Trump admin is handling the Chinese coronavirus. ABC news poll: 55% approve. Harris poll: 56% approve. That would be a majority.

Trump DID say Google was working with them toward creating a virus testing website for all Americans. The press said Google had no plans to do this. That was fake news. Trump rightly called them out.

More as they come. As they surely will.

fred said...

50% of what you sahy is bullshit
fact: Trump wanted to cut budget but
Democrats Hosez refused! etc

Anonymous said...

The coronavirus is the most foreseeable disaster in history — and so is President Trump’s inability to rise to the occasion.

There were scattered warnings before Pearl Harbor and 9/11 of what was to come. But nothing like this. My Post colleagues report that throughout January and February, the U.S. intelligence community was warning Trump that the pandemic was going to hit America. “The system was blinking red,” one official said.

But Trump wasn’t paying attention. “It will all work out well,” he blithely tweeted on Jan. 24 while credulously thanking Chinese President Xi Jinping for “working very hard to contain the Coronavirus.” (A British study suggests China could have eliminated 95 percent of its cases if it had acted three weeks earlier, when a doctor first called attention to the epidemic in Wuhan.)

Because of Trump’s negligence, the United States lost two months of response time — precious days that should have been used to test the population, produce more N95 masks and ventilators, and build new hospital beds. This past week, the Pentagon finally announced that a Navy hospital ship would be heading to New York — but it will take at least two weeks to get ready. Why wasn’t the deployment order given sooner? Even now, with the crisis upon us, Trump hesitates to use his full authority to order wartime production of ventilators needed to keep thousands of patients alive.

Utterly lacking in empathy, Trump is incapable of rallying a shell-shocked nation. When asked on Friday, “What do you say to Americans who are watching you right now who are scared?,” Trump launched into a tirade against the reporter who asked the question. Like the snake-oil salesman that he is, his version of reassurance is to tout miracle cures that have not been verified by medical science.

fred said...

President Trump Says Has Not Compelled Companies to Make Coronavirus Gear Despite Nationwide Shortages
Rachel OldingBreaking News EditorWilbert L. CooperWeekend Editor
4-5 minutes

President Trump has not yet forced any companies to produce equipment to fight the novel coronavirus despite healthcare workers reporting nationwide shortages, he said at a Saturday briefing by the administration’s coronavirus task force.

The president invoked the Defense Production Act on Thursday, a law that gives the government authority in emergencies to harness industrial production to help in a time of need.

However, Trump said there had been no need to force companies to produce equipment yet because “we have so many companies making so many products” voluntarily.

He said on Saturday that Hanes had retrofitted factories to make N95 masks and Pernod Ricard, an alcohol manufacturer, had switched facilities in three states into factories making hand sanitizer that will be distributed to New York and other states.

Many of these products will be sold on the open market but the federal government will not bid against states, Trump said.

“We have the Act to use in case we need it. But we have so many things being made… They’ve just stepped up... We have never never seen anything like that,” he said. “They are volunteering.”

The picture has been much different on the frontline. Healthcare workers have told The Daily Beast that they are reusing single-use gear and fashioning new equipment out of protective material because of extreme shortages in personal protective equipment (PPE) in hospitals. Some hospitals are rationing gear at levels they have never seen.

Anonymous said...

After months of minimizing the threat to the United States, President Donald Trump jumped feet-first into the coronavirus fight this week with vows of quick fixes to the testing problem, claims about potential cures, and efforts to rope in agencies that had inexplicably been excluded, like FEMA.

The show of action played well in the White House briefing room and with the public, but has had a different impact behind the scenes. Health-agency officials and outside advisers to the administration, speaking on the condition of anonymity, described a chaotic situation in which leaders rushed to address presidential requests that sometimes seem to come on a whim while losing focus on longer-term challenges.

Trump’s drive to announce unfinished initiatives created a “need to make good on half-baked promises,” said one senior official — who, like other Americans, learned about some initiatives only when the president announced them at the White House podium.

For instance, no one in the White House had devised a national strategy for obtaining and distributing the necessary supplies in the likely months-long fight against the pandemic that lies ahead, said three people with knowledge of the planning efforts. Those supply-planning efforts are only now underway.

“How is there not a national supply strategy yet?” asked one official involved in the effort, warning that the infamous shortage of coronavirus tests is set to be replicated with other shortages across the health system. “Hospitals are going to run out of basic commodities.”

Anonymous said...

New York Wouldn't Spend $500 Mil on Ventilators,

... Willing to Spend $500 Mil On Illegals

My sosurce in the CDC tells me that all the NE seaboard did the same.

Anonymous said...

fair use

(in US copyright law) the doctrine that brief excerpts of copyright material may, under certain circumstances, be quoted verbatim for purposes such as criticism, news reporting, teaching, and research, without the need for permission from or payment to the copyright holder.

Then there are the nincompoops.

"The law provides a range from $200 to $150,000 for each work infringed. Infringer pays for all attorneys fees and court costs"

Anonymous said...

Actor Daniel Dae Kim Credits Anti-Malaria Drug Hydroxychloroquine in His Coronavirus Recovery (Video)


I bet every A-list actor will use Hydroxychloroquine, if they become ill with the Wuhan Flu.

But afterwards some of them still will not be honest and will praise Dr Fauci to the skies.

Anonymous said...

Trump has worked to tamp down concerns about insufficient tests and supplies, saying that the flurry of federal, state and local efforts will be sufficient. “If California can get a mask sooner than we can get it for them, through all of the things we're able to do, we'll end up with a big over-supply,” the president said at a press conference on Saturday. “At some point this is going away.”

Spokespeople for the Trump administration defended its planning and coordination for the coronavirus outbreak. “We’ve been working since January with American manufacturers to prepare for responding to the outbreak and will continue to coordinate closely with private suppliers and our federal partners to ensure that resources are going where they’re needed,” an HHS spokesperson said.

The White House said that Trump’s leadership had sparked an "unprecedented collaboration" of government and private industry to curb the virus’ spread and ramp up the response. “The president has no higher priority than the health and safety of the American people and he is working around the clock to ensure we emerge from this crisis healthy, safe, and strong,” said spokesperson Judd Deere.

Inside the Trump administration, officials are continuing to sort out which teams are responsible for elements of coronavirus response, part of an ever-shifting patchwork of alliances and strategy, while working to manage the president’s unpredictable requests. Five officials said that Trump had grown appropriately concerned about the coronavirus outbreak after weeks of ignoring or playing down the threat, but that the administration is now rushing to solve issues that could have been addressed months ago, like obtaining the necessary supplies for the nation’s emergency stockpile.

Officials also are sniping over whether to institute even more aggressive actions to prevent coronavirus transmission. Health officials are calling for stricter measures that would keep more Americans at home, for longer, but policy officials warn that the resulting economic damage could cause other, long-lasting harms.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency this week took over responsibilities that had rested with the Health and Human Services department, the latest attempt to get a handle on the worsening outbreak.

Anonymous said...

Italian Adviser Suggests that Coronavirus Death Rates in Italy may be Exaggerated

“The age of our patients in hospitals is substantially older – the median is 67, while in China it was 46. So essentially the age distribution of our patients is squeezed to an older age and this is substantial in increasing the lethality.”

- Prof Ricciardi

“The way in which we code deaths in our country is very generous in the sense that all the people who die in hospitals with the coronavirus are deemed to be dying of the coronavirus.

On re-evaluation by the National Institute of Health, only 12 per cent of death certificates have shown a direct causality from coronavirus, while 88 per cent of patients who have died have at least one pre-morbidity – many had two or three,”

- Prof Ricciardi

Prof Ricciardiis a full professor not an adjunct prof.

Anonymous said...

Chloroquine: The strange story behind the "cure" for COVID-19 that's going viral

Anonymous said...

China developed its own test. Leading laboratories in Germany published their own version, which was adopted by the World Health Organization. Many countries, including the United States, developed their own tests.

The traditional U.S. strategy for devising new diagnostic tests starts with the CDC. That is supposed to ensure new tests are accurate and reliable, but it also meant that other parallel approaches were not aggressively pursued.

In an interview with CNN on March 12, 2020, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, stated that it would have been “nice to have” the WHO tests as a back-up to the CDC’s tests, but characterized it as a case of hindsight being 20/20.

Anonymous said...

WASHINGTON — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio sharply criticized President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic Sunday, arguing that the federal government has not done enough to ramp up production of life-saving medical supplies like masks and ventilators and asking the president to deploy the military across the country to help with the public-health crisis.

“The president of the United States is from New York City and he will not lift a finger to help his hometown and I don’t get it. I don’t get it. Right now, I have asked repeatedly for the military to be mobilized, for the Defense Production Act to be used to its fullest to get us things like ventilators, so people can live who would die otherwise,” de Blasio said Sunday on a special edition of NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“If the president doesn’t act, people will die who could have lived otherwise — senior citizens, folks who are members of families.”

De Blasio said the president should order all military personnel with medical training to deploy to hot-spots in America and to help the country ferry ventilators to those hot spots.

Anonymous said...

Dr Fauci is a career bureaucrat, who has never practiced as a doctor.

He is a rock and rill celebrity bureaucrat, whose malfeasance has led to the death of tens of thousands maybe even hundreds of thousands of Americans over the last 4 decades.

That was before Corona Flu.

Anonymous said...

Those crumpled papers near President Trump's trash bin? Some might have been US intelligence reports warning about the coronavirus. That's according to a Washington Post report about classified warnings Trump apparently received in January and February and fully ignored as he assured the American people that everything would be OK. "I think it's going to work out fine," he said on Feb. 19. "I think when we get into April, in the warmer weather, that has a very negative effect on that and that type of a virus." But US officials say that by February, most of his daily briefing papers included warnings about the coronavirus, and then-acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney was raising the alarm in regular meetings.

But Trump rebuffed the data, officials say, because he didn't think the virus had spread in America and he believed Chinese President Xi Jingping's claim that the infection was under control. "China has been working very hard to contain the Coronavirus," Trump tweeted Jan. 24. "The United States greatly appreciates their efforts and transparency." But China has since been criticized for its slow response to the outbreak. As an aside, the Post notes that intelligence reports on the virus also went to members of Congress—including Sens. Richard Burr, Kelly Loeffler, and Dianne Feinstein, who sold off millions in stocks before the Wall Street downturn, per USA Today. The Guardian reports that Trump criticized the Post's report Saturday, calling it "a disgrace" and "very inaccurate."

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Death panels may be composed of single individuals.

John Bolton, with Trump’s imprimatur, chose to kill the National Security Council’s pandemic response team, which has now lead to the deaths of Americans.

Mike Pompeo’s crappy diplomatic work failed to develop and build relationships with China, South Korea, other countries facing the same pandemic threat in order to obtain and share usable information and assistance to reduce American deaths.

Jared Kushner and Stephen Miller pulled a grossly negligent EU travel ban out of their asses, executing it so poorly that the resulting crush of travelers in the airports last week will sure increase American deaths in the weeks ahead many times over.

And the malignant narcissist-in-chief continues to push bad information jeopardizing lives both here and abroad after more than two months of inaction. Trump pushed a non-peer reviewed study on hydrochloroquine and azithromycin by tweet today after pushing this drug combo during a presser. There’s already been a run on the anti-malarial potentially hurting lupus patients for whom this has been prescribed; there’ve also been reports of poisonings in Nigeria after users self-medicated with the anti-malarial.

Trump has also mentioned and then lied about the Defense Production Act. There has been no real effort to order production of personal protection equipment for health care workers under the DPA. He’s choosing to expose first responders to COVID-19.

Mass death panels by Trumpism.

Anonymous said...


** The 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic killed 675,000 out of US population of 103,268,000 or about — 1 in 200

** The 2020 Coronavirus has killed 218 (so far) out of a population of 333,546,000 or less than — 1 in a million

by Jim Hoft

Anonymous said...

Sunday, March 22, 2020 and America is a different country than it was a month ago.

Business have closed. Untold millions have been laid off. Many people who still have jobs are working from home while trying to care for children, whose schools and daycares are shuttered. Nothing is the same . . . except for Donald Trump.

Confronted with a looming pandemic, the Trump administration wasted its most valuable asset—time. From the moment the outbreak took hold in China, Trump should have made the ramp up of a testing regime his top priority, because the single most effective—and cost effective—weapon against pandemics is aggressive testing.

Instead, Trump spent the interregnum between the outbreak in China and COVID-19’s arrival in America lying to the public about what was happening.

And now that he can no longer deny the existence of the pandemic, he’s lying to us about the availability of the tests he didn’t procure in order to keep America safe.

Anonymous said...

"Jared Kushner and Stephen Miller pulled a grossly negligent EU travel ban out of their asses"

Democrats were against the travel bans before they were for it.

Consider the logic of Democrats of being against travel bans but for lockdowns in country.

Logic not a Democrat strong point.

Anonymous said...

And Fred is creaming again all in bold font.

Anonymous said...


Lots of bureaucrats have served under 6 presidents.

If you have a well paying job why quit?

But consider how he led the the AIDS effort.

He led it so well that he starved research of diseases that kill for more Americans of mucho dinero. That is a crime.

Dr. Fauci should be in Leavenworth.

Anonymous said...

FAKE NEWS: WaPo Claims Trump Ignored Early Intel Briefings on Possible Pandemic

Parrot trumpets Washington Compost fake news.

The Washington Compost and New York Slime are paywalled. It is a good bet that Parrot has a subscription to both.

On such a steady diet, is it any wonder that Parrot is well ... a parrot?

Anonymous said...

It’s Barack Obama's Fault There’s a Shortage of N95 Respirator Masks