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Just when I thought Donald couldn't get any dumber

smonk

Posted 5:52 pm, 02/13/2020

WHERE ARE ALL THE DONALD SUPPORTERS??????

smonk

Posted 4:22 pm, 02/13/2020

Trump praised China in an interview that aired Thursday, saying it handled the coronavirus outbreak "professionally," apparently contradicting statements his top economic adviser made earlier in the day calling for more transparency.

"We thought there was better transparency coming out of China, but it doesn't appear to be," Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, told reporters Thursday.

Kudlow questioned the timing of Beijing's disclosure Wednesday of some 15,000 additional coronavirus cases in Hubei province after implementing new diagnostic criteria there.

"We don't know if it's contained in China," Kudlow said. "We thought they were tailing off in their head count. It turns out that might not be the case. On this particular matter, we are quite disappointed in China's response."

Later the same day, in a podcast that aired on iHeartRadio, Trump said China had "handled it professionally, and I think they're extremely capable,

smonk

Posted 4:04 pm, 02/13/2020

Asymptomatic transmission of the novel coronavirus is possible, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.


In other words, Redfield said that an infected person not showing symptoms could still transmit the virus to someone else based on information from his colleagues in China.


"There's been good communication with our colleagues to confirm asymptomatic infection, to confirm asymptomatic transmission, to be able to get a better handle on the clinical spectrum of illness in China. What we don't know though is how much of the asymptomatic cases are driving transmission

smonk

Posted 3:26 pm, 02/13/2020

gmiller did you read the article??

Seems if I recall skeptic was the first one to post about the virus.
One of the biggest Donald supporter on here.


And another:

This is something we should ALL be alarmed about.
When are you going to realize what a danger Donald is to us ALL????

Donald's plan:
By the way, the virus," Trump told supporters at a political rally this week. "Looks like by April, you know, in theory, when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away."

The CDC:
Julie Gerberding, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said she is "very concerned about the prospects for long-term containment" and warned that "we simply don't have the surge capacity" to handle a widespread outbreak. Now is the time to be "leaning in," she said.

The Food and Drug Administration:

And Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, said there are "certainly cases we don't know about" in the United States, and he called for expanded testing because we're "capturing 25 percent of cases at best." Gottlieb predicted: "We're going to see those outbreaks start to emerge in the next two to four weeks."

This is the time for a Manhattan Project, to put all public and private energy into vaccine and antiviral development, diagnostics and expanded hospital capabilities. If the worst happens, we'll be better prepared. If not, we'll be prepared for the next pandemic.

Ashe George Bipartisan Commission of Biodefenese
:
Asha George, executive director of the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense, said there are generally seven or eight unseen cases for every known case. "It may be hundreds of thousands of cases" here ultimately, she warned.

hangsleft

Posted 1:15 pm, 02/13/2020

I always think he can get dumber, he has proven it time and time again. Don't give up hope on how dumb he can become.

gmiller

Posted 1:04 pm, 02/13/2020

Dr Smonk, what has been the protocol for the virus? Isolate the patient, the same as the flu. Trump has stopped flights from China and they have refused US help. Tell me what you are going to do. What are you going to spend money on or your new medical procedure that you are keeping from the world?

smonk

Posted 12:43 pm, 02/13/2020

As health experts sound the alarm, Trump fights coronavirus with alternative facts


Trump's governing strategy is on a collision course with a novel foe. Can alternative facts stop a pandemic?

Some of the nation's leading public-health experts assembled before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday morning with some worrisome warnings: The dangerous Wuhan novel coronavirus is probably already in the United States in greater numbers than we know and should show itself in clusters in the coming weeks. There's reason to doubt its spread will die down when the weather warms. And it could ultimately affect hundreds of thousands of Americans.

But Trump has never been one to embrace expert opinion, whether on climate change or on windmill cancer.

By the way, the virus," Trump told supporters at a political rally this week. "Looks like by April, you know, in theory, when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away."


He told a meeting of governors that he "had a long talk with President Xi" of China. "He feels very confident. And he feels that, again, as I mentioned, by April or during the month of April, the heat, generally speaking, kills this kind of virus. So that would be a good thing. But we're in great shape in our country. We have 11, and the 11 are getting better. Okay?"

Okay!

Maybe he's right. We should all pray that he is. But the experts have a rather different take.

Luciana Borio, the former director for medical and biodefense preparedness at the National Security Council, said the number of actual cases is "much, much higher" than reported and "very concerning for a pandemic." She said it is "sufficiently lethal to stress severely the health-care system" and "we need to brace ourselves for difficult weeks or months to come. ...


We're going to see a lot more cases in the United States in the near future."


Julie Gerberding, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said she is "very concerned about the prospects for long-term containment" and warned that "we simply don't have the surge capacity" to handle a widespread outbreak. Now is the time to be "leaning in," she said.

And Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, said there are "certainly cases we don't know about" in the United States, and he called for expanded testing because we're "capturing 25 percent of cases at best." Gottlieb predicted: "We're going to see those outbreaks start to emerge in the next two to four weeks."

This is the time for a Manhattan Project, to put all public and private energy into vaccine and antiviral development, diagnostics and expanded hospital capabilities. If the worst happens, we'll be better prepared. If not, we'll be prepared for the next pandemic.

Instead, Trump this week proposed cutting U.S. funding for the World Health Organization in half. He has also proposed a nearly 16 percent cut to the CDC and a nearly 8 percent cut to the National Institutes of Health, though officials say they won't cut from infectious-disease work. Trump's budget director says the virus isn't being taken into account in economic forecasts. And Trump is parroting advice from the Chinese regime.

Maybe he'll also endorse North Korea's plan to fight the virus with "burdock roots."

Trump administration officials were asked to participate in the Senate hearing; they refused, instead cooperating in a closed briefing later with senators.

I'm disappointed," said the chairman, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.). "I thought I had convinced them to come. ... It's extremely important the public understands these things."

Had they come, they would have heard the experts knock down Trump's claims that we're in great shape, that there are only 11 cases here and that China has handled the outbreak well.

Asha George, executive director of the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense, said there are generally seven or eight unseen cases for every known case. "It may be hundreds of thousands of cases" here ultimately, she warned.

Gottlieb warned that even if the fatality rate drops from the current 2 percent to 0.2 percent, that could still "be quite devastating."

As for the virus receding in warm weather, Gottlieb pointed out that there's been some spread in Singapore, where it's 90 degrees.


https://www.washingtonpost....ive-facts/

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