Did Trump Mishandle Covid-19

 

 

By Michael Greer

Presidential candidate, Joe Biden just made the claim that President Trump is responsible for ALL the COVID-19 deaths (whatever the real number might be). This accusation has been made by many Democrat politicians, as well as, many in the media.  

Let’s look at the facts objectively. I know many on the Left aren’t great fans of the facts, but let’s look at them anyway.  

Neither Trump or Biden…..or the Clintons, Obama or any other President for that matter, has been a doctor or an expert in infectious diseases.  Each has to depend on the advice of the experts at the World Health Organization, the CDC, the NIH or any other experts they may seek out.  And each would receive the SAME advice from the SAME people and agencies.  Presidents may come and go but most of the career government employees in those agencies are there throughout many administrations. After all, Fauci has been head of the NIH for 36 years.  

Biden and others keep saying Trump should have acted sooner.  They say he should have acted in December or January.  Really?  Is Trump clairvoyant? Trump was given the same advice Hillary Clinton would have been given if she were President and that Biden would be given if he became President.  What were the “experts” saying back then?  

Well, let’s see.  In December and January ALL the experts at all the agencies were saying COVID-19 was nothing for America to be concerned about.  

January 24, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Director of the WHO, said the virus was a regional problem but couldn’t spread from human to human.   

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/health/china-virus-who-emergency.html 

January 28, Tedros said China was doing a wonderful job and was transparent.  

https://www.newsweek.com/who-praises-china-country-that-deserves-gratitude-respect-some-question-coronavirus-1484716 

JANUARY 31, Trump saw people in China dying of the virus. He listened to the experts and his own advisors and in spite of ALL advising against it, Trump went with his instincts and imposed a travel ban on China. This before there was one COVID death in America. 

January 31, The Daily Show mocks Trump’s travel ban. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hGjiCWOxco 

February 3, Tedros said to go on with travel, nothing to worry about.  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-who-idUSKBN1ZX1H3 

FEBRUARY 3, Tedros says travel bans not necessary. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja1lL_f846o 

February 13, NY Mayor DeBlasio goes to Chinatown.  

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=DeBlasio+on+going+to+chinatown&docid=608000411081835496&mid=A91995CCB4742303AF70A91995CCB4742303AF70&view=detail&FORM=VIRE 

February 24, Nancy Pelosi says everyone should go to Chinatown. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFCzoXhNM6c 

March 8, Fauci says people shouldn’t be wearing masks. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRa6t_e7dgI 

March 10,  Fauci says cruises fine for the healthy.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJzD-frjC1g 

April 13, Fauci says continue daily activities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7Ds6BiND9U 

It wasn’t until MARCH 11 that the World Health Organization said COVID-19 was a pandemic.  https://time.com/5791661/who-coronavirus-pandemic-declaration/ 

March 12, Biden calls the travel ban xenophobic.  

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=DeBlasio+on+going+to+chinatown&docid=608000411081835496&mid=A91995CCB4742303AF70A91995CCB4742303AF70&view=detail&FORM=VIRE 

In contrast, The World Health Organization declared H1N1 a Pandemic on June 11, 2009. President Obama didn’t declare it an emergency until October 24, 2009 after at least 20,000 Americans had been hospitalized and 1000 had died. 

https://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/10/24/h1n1.obama/index.html 

H1N1 had more than 60 MILLION cases in America. Not world wide, just America. These weren’t “tested positive” cases. We didn’t test healthy people during H1N1. These were people who had symptoms and sought treatment. Today we are counting asymptomatic people who aren’t seeking treatment.  As of today, America has had 6,819,709 cases of COVID-19. That’s about 1/10 of the H1N1 cases. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/2009-h1n1-pandemic.html 

To date WORLD WIDE there have been 30 Million cases of COVID-19.  That’s half the cases of H1N1 just in America. Were there daily briefings on H1N1? Did the media have hysteria in a daily basis over H1N1? Did the media give a daily death count for H1N1? Were businesses shut down for H1N1? WHY ARE WE WEARING MASKS, SOCIAL DISTANCING, BEING LOCKED DOWN???  

Please, Uncle Joe, explain to us why anyone would have acted sooner than Trump did? Trump is not a doctor or expert in infectious diseases. Whose advice should he have taken if not the WHO, CDC and NIH?  The media dutifully writes down what you say you would do about COVID-19 without noting they are all things Trump has ALREADY done and without pointing out you did none of those things for H1N1.  

Trump not only acted early against the advice of every agency, he quickly put together a task force, restored the depleted PPE’s & ventilators, sent hospital ships to both coasts, etc. Even Governors, Newsom and Cuomo said Trump gave them everything they asked for often by the next day. Trump got rid regulations that slowed down progress in getting whatever was needed. He gave daily briefings to let people know what was being done. He called in CEO’S of major companies to see what they could do to help.  

And he did it all while being wrongfully impeached, constantly slandered and given no credit for any of his accomplishments.  

These slanderous accusations couldn’t be made without the help of the media. They have more access to this information than I do. They have the same video’s I posted. In some cases the videos were on their own networks….on their own shows. They know Trump acted faster than anyone would have, certainly faster than Obama acted for H1N1. They know Trump provided everything needed more quickly than anyone could have or would have. They knowingly keep information this information from the public. 

How long are we going to allow them to?  

 


Michael Greer

Michael Greer retired from the film/television industry and is the co-organizer of the Santa Monica Tea Party and the Los Angeles Tea Party, on the board of directors of the Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights and was a member of the Republican Central Committee for the 41st Assembly District.  Her website is: http://madderthanhell.wordpress.com/

 

 


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Don
Don
6 days ago

Gee. After reading the factual timeline, it seems to me these SCIENTISTS aren’t that dependable after all. What are they telling us about the SETTLED science on climate

Adam
Adam
1 month ago

Can someone explain why our Dear Leader is downplaying mask use, social distancing, the lethality, denigrating his chosen science leaders, endorsing unproven treatments and lying about the release date of vaccines. This isn’t what a leader does.

Naomi Fisher
Naomi Fisher
1 month ago

Thank you so much! You are right, the media and Joe are wrong. When will the rest of USA listen to REAL news?