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Posted by: thepinetree on 04/02/2020 04:34 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 04/02/2020 04:34 PM
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Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing

Washington, DC...Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing






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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-04-02 16:39:31   By: Anonymous
 
It’s not that I want Trump’s administration to fail. If they fail, our society fails. It’s just been so hard to watch him fail as a leader continuously when we need him to step up.

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    Re: No it will not fail!!
    Posted on: 2020-04-02 16:45:50   By: Anonymous
     
    Our society will NOT fail - it will prosper without him in!!! we have done very well indeed without his vacuum zero leadership.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-04-02 16:49:54   By: Anonymous
 
Can Trump please just sit down and let the grown-ups take over. Geesh.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-04-02 17:23:40   By: Anonymous
 
Fact Check: “Greatest healthcare system in the world”

In extolling Americans to stay home, the vice-president Mike Pence said America has the “greatest healthcare system in the world”.

In fact, America has the most expensive healthcare system in the world, but by many measures is far behind the best. In a 2014 report from the Urban Institute, the US ranked dead last out of 11 countries overall, and last in four of six other metrics. Those metrics were access, efficiency, equity, healthy lives and health expenses.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the US struggled for months to launch accurate, effective and quick tests to the population, and still lags behind countries such as South Korea in per capita testing. “Everyone working in this space would agree that no matter how you measure it, the US is far behind on this,” Jen Kates, the director of global health and HIV policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, told Vox about the US’s coronavirus response.

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    Posted on: 2020-04-02 19:41:26   By: Anonymous
     
    Appreciate your post but those so entrenched in flag waving won't buy it. They have slogans but just don't get that the wealthy in this country have access to great care and everyone else, various filtered down levels. Exactly why Trump and all those in top govt have had their COVID test (and even twice) while veterans have to wait months for truly essential medical care.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-04-02 17:34:00   By: Anonymous
 
Report: Trump administration ended a pandemic early-warning program last year
Just months before the coronavirus outbreak began, the administration ended a $200m early-warning program for infectious disease, the Los Angeles Times reports. The program was designed to help scientists in China and other nations monitor and respond to disease threats.

From the LA Times:

The project, launched by the U.S. Agency for International Development in 2009, identified 1,200 different viruses that had the potential to erupt into pandemics, including more than 160 novel coronaviruses. The initiative, called PREDICT, also trained and supported staff in 60 foreign laboratories — including the Wuhan lab that identified 2019-nCoV, the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Field work ceased when the funding ran out in September, and organizations that worked on the PREDICT program laid off dozens of scientists and analysts, said Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance, a key player in the program.

On Wednesday, USAID granted an emergency extension to the program, issuing $2.26 million over the next six months to send experts who will help foreign labs squelch the pandemic. But program leaders say the funding will do little to further the initiative’s original mission.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-04-02 17:36:02   By: Anonymous
 
Fact check: Spanish flu

Trump repeatedly referred to the pandemic in “1917” - he is likely referring to the Spanish Influenza outbreak, which lasted from 1918-1919. In the US, it was first identified among military personnel in the spring of 1918.

“They just noticed they were dying all over the place,” Trump said, of the pandemic.

He said the number of people who died of the disease during the pandemic, 75-100m people died. “I’ve heard 50 to 75, 75 to a 100,” he said. Per the CDC: “The number of deaths was estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide with about 675,000 occurring in the United States.”

Trump mused that during the pandemic a century ago, people didn’t have computers and TVs to connect and stay entertained while stuck at home. “We can read on the internet,” he said. “But in 1917, they didn’t have that option.”

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    Posted on: 2020-04-03 07:25:27   By: Anonymous
     
    Betting they just showed the "1917" movie in the WH theater and the date got stuck in his head.

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      Posted on: 2020-04-03 09:56:35   By: Anonymous
       
      😁

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-04-02 17:36:55   By: Anonymous
 
Fact check: 85% of states have stay at home orders.

Trump said 85% of states have issued stay-at-home orders.

There are 50 states and 11 have not issued statewide stay-at-home orders. That means 78% of states have stay-at-home orders.

Dividing any number of states by 50 wouldn’t produce 85%.

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    Re: /\/\ making it 85%
    Posted on: 2020-04-02 17:49:54   By: Anonymous
     
    And your point is?

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      Re: /\/\ making it 85%
      Posted on: 2020-04-02 18:43:07   By: Anonymous
       
      He's ignorant, of course!!

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        Re: /\/\ making it 85%
        Posted on: 2020-04-03 05:38:31   By: Anonymous
         
        I think that's about 4th grade level math.

        Expecting Trump to know that is understandably, unreasonable.

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    Posted on: 2020-04-02 18:45:13   By: Anonymous
     
    And now the Russians are landing giant Antonov aircraft at JFK airport laden with medical supplies for New York like we are some decrepit third world country -- to quote Col Kurtz from the movie Apocalypse Now, "the horror, the horror".

    What this country has become in three short years under this President.

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Catastrophe
Posted on: 2020-04-02 18:40:38   By: Anonymous
 
Trump’s arrogance, hubris, self interest, ignorance, and paranoia is, unnecessarily plunging this nation into a catastrophe, both for the economy and the working families and businesses on Main Street.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-04-02 18:48:29   By: Anonymous
 
Do you Trump haters ever rest? When this is over, everything is going to come back like a Hurricane, then what will you whiners spend your time on? Sleepy Joe is hibernating, the other dude is posing as Pluto, and the guy from New York who seems so smoth has so much baggage outside of this problem, if the Libtards try to shove him in to the limelight, Trump will have a field day with him! By the way, he can’t help but remind us that his baby brother, who is also a Libtard has the virus, a lot of families, who aren’t blowhards have family members who have the virus, in other words, other than Chrisse is sick, big deal!

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    Posted on: 2020-04-02 18:58:23   By: Anonymous
     
    You're not paying attention. Biden has had a series of successful virtual town halls. And unlike your POTUS, he does not make them all about him but addresses the concerns of every day Americans.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-04-02 19:11:27   By: Anonymous
     
    Do you trump sucker dumber than a sack of rocks , low information posters never rest, thinking of stupid and irrelevant excuses, looking to blame others, posting propagandistic dissembling statements, failing to fact check, just regurgitating trump and Fox News? Your analysis and opinion is about as good as trump...... useless as teats on a bull.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-04-02 19:18:00   By: Anonymous
     
    Do you ever think for yourself?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-04-02 19:30:51   By: Anonymous
     
    Yet Trump had a need to tell everyone that his test, his second, came up negative. So, your argument basically moot though expect you might have to look up that word.

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    Posted on: 2020-04-02 19:40:53   By: Anonymous
     
    Do you know trump put Jared Kushner, his son in-law who has no freaking experience, in charge of getting ventilators for critical communities? Trump should be asking the military logistics professionals, the guys who bring supplies to wars and troops, tons of supplies and equipment. That’s who should be in charge, not trump’s dip*bleep* son-in-law Jared.

    Posters have jumped back on you hard. Maybe you are new to the current state of affairs. Please. Listen to other sources. CNN, MSNBC, NEW YORK TIMES, DAILY KOS, they are not the enemy. Fact check everything you can. The nation will descend into third world status under trump. Families, schools, Main Street , all will be the losers if this sack of lies Trump , stays in office. Join the real national patriots who dare to call the trump incompetent.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-04-02 19:00:30   By: Anonymous
 
I understand it's important to protect the well-being of the president but it has to be said - for him to have had two COVID tests in a couple of weeks and announce it when the average person cannot get one show his lack of empathy and understanding. Also, to say he got the results "in maybe 14 minutes" when most are waiting a week or more to hear is beyond insensitive. He just doesn't get it.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-04-02 19:17:06   By: Anonymous
     
    Too bad he doesn’t get it, big time.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-04-02 20:18:09   By: Anonymous
       
      I wish he would get it. In the back of the head, from the second story window.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-04-02 19:17:52   By: Anonymous
 
Nice try shutting me down, and millions just like me! No one cares what Sleepy has to say, Bernie is a Commie and Andrew better watch out when he gets into the fray, he has a pretty sordid past as a politician, not to mention a schister! MAGA, 30 million times over!

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    Cult
    Posted on: 2020-04-02 19:29:50   By: Anonymous
     
    Spoken as a true cult member.
    Hope it's a mass suicide cult, just you tRumpholes.
    We caring science based folks will proceed putting America back together.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-04-02 19:35:58   By: Anonymous
     
    Keep on believing that the top 1% have your back. Especially in the days ahead should you or yours contract the virus. Perhaps also recall the Affordable Health Care Act was put in place so the majority of us wouldn't go broke and get quality care for unforeseen medical issues. You know, the health care plan for all Americans that Trump trashed. And if a local hospital should somehow fund your care, the rest of us who pay premiums and likely to rise will be paying.

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    Posted on: 2020-04-02 19:43:07   By: Anonymous
     
    That is funny, really funny. You a Putin bot, a paid hopper propagandist, or just some low information poster?

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    Posted on: 2020-04-02 19:46:07   By: Anonymous
     
    More than ironic that it is precisely those you choose to put down who are currently inventing low cost ventilators, doing research and will likely develop the COVID vaccine. I don't know many Trump supporters in higher medicine or science and those that did are no longer happy about their 401Ks. And no, I'm not necessarily talking about your local home health aide worker or LPN but those working on the front lines.

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    Posted on: 2020-04-02 19:46:58   By: Anonymous
     
    Andrew who? Please try to keep up.

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    Posted on: 2020-04-02 21:38:33   By: Anonymous
     
    My gawd, don’t you know that trump just appointed his real estate hotel son-in-law to be in charge of providing covid-19 protective resources. And Jared said it belongs to the government but not the states or counties or cities.

    My gawd, trump and company don’t want to help, won’t nelp, unless everyone else kisses their ass first, and agrees to vote for them.
    There is no excuse or reason for them to act so badly.

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    Posted on: 2020-04-02 21:43:34   By: Anonymous
     
    My gawd, don’t you know that trump just appointed his real estate hotel son-in-law to be in charge of providing covid-19 protective resources. And Jared said it belongs to the government but not the states or counties or cities.

    My gawd, trump and company don’t want to help, won’t nelp, unless everyone else kisses their ass first, and agrees to vote for them.
    There is no excuse or reason for them to act so badly.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-04-02 21:49:43   By: Anonymous
     
    Nothing but Prozac or some other heavy meds could shutdown your delusional ramblings.

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      Posted on: 2020-04-02 23:09:54   By: Anonymous
       
      Prozac? That’s an SSRI, you’re thinking of What your doctor just prescribed you for mild depression...go high not low. It if you Trump supporters are so depressed, perhaps it’s due to supporting a rich dotard that takes a Putin PR Stunt. Our government is being devoured by the system. What you need is alcohol and cigarettes. Where’s the Illuminati when we need them? 🤪

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-04-02 19:48:51   By: Anonymous
 
If you had BARRY Care you either didn’t work, or worked at some resturant washing dishes! My wife had ovarian cancer and we tried to get BARRY Care, and we couldn’t afford the monthly because we had real jobs! Nice try!

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    Posted on: 2020-04-03 07:24:32   By: Anonymous
     
    Proposals, my friend, blocked at every turn by the GOP. No, been paying my ever increasing HMO costs for decades but happy I have preventative care where we get complete physicals and blood panels done every year. Not something most Calaveras people can have if you go to a county hospital.

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      Posted on: 2020-04-03 07:27:29   By: Anonymous
       
      Which brings our discussion back full circle to the fact that quality health care in this country is uneven.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-04-03 08:12:43   By: Anonymous
     
    "Either you didn't work or worked... as a dishwasher..." Seriously, talk about a lack of compassion. Those same servers and dishwashers who take care of you when you go out to dinner, the guy who clears your lot, the young person at the auto body shop who works on your vehicle. Also meant to include retirees, the disabled, those with lower income jobs because the reality is we all pay (more) when people who are not covered use services.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-04-02 20:15:23   By: Anonymous
 
Sleepy just tweeted that he is out of Depends, and he feels less than to stand in the line at his local market to wait his turn! Too bad Sleepy, you crap and pee just like the rest of us! Get in line, 6 ft. Apart Sleepy!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-04-02 20:19:27   By: Anonymous
     
    ^^Your wife isn't sleepy. She sits strait up in bed everytime I show up!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-04-03 08:14:02   By: Anonymous
     
    Trump taught you well in the juvenile art of name calling and bullying. Classy.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-04-02 20:35:37   By: Anonymous
 
If your referring to my wife Libtard, she is armed, locked and loaded and wouldn’t let your fat ass get any closer than 2 miles, nice try! By the way Libtard, I’m gay!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-04-02 23:12:07   By: Anonymous
     
    Is that why you’re so angry, popping all your blow up dolls?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-04-03 05:46:57   By: Anonymous
     
    So you're gay.......and you "wife" is a dude with a ?

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