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Dummy Trump (2/26/2020): "The risk to the American people remains very low!"

Tomb1

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Biden finally opens up my line of attack (albeit a watered down version of mine) on Trump:

In January, Donald Trump claimed the coronavirus was “totally under control.”

In February, he said it would disappear.

Now, he’s saying it “could’ve been stopped pretty easily if we had known.”

Donald Trump knew. He failed to act. And now we’re paying the price.

https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1242240964288286721

In time, Biden should figure out (if he hasn't already and just wants to save it for effect) that there is a failure to warn the American people charge and a misrepresentation ("the risk to the American people remains very low") charge contained in that attack.

You heard it from me first.
 

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This Ad isn't bad, I'll give it a B. Trump is going ballistic over it. The ad touches on a lot of points made in this thread....its a very watered down version of my attack. Conclusions about COVID-19's rapid transmission rate and the finding that asymptomatic patients can spread the virus needed to be inserted in there, though, along with the date and title of the landmark study (February 09th, 2020), and quote downplaying the risk of infection as very low.

 

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The newly-released Woodward Tapes now confirm what I did not need the tapes to know...already fairly obvious from the landmark study which had already come out of China on February 9, 2020 documenting the rise of asymptomatic 'super-spreaders.' ...that Trump was in fact intentionally downplaying the risk and severity of COVID-19 (or to put it in layperson's terms, a grossly negligent/reckless failure to warn):


The following retrospective study was published on February 09, 2020 after "data on 1,099 patients with laboratory-confirmed 2019-nCoV ARD" had been extracted "from 552 hospitals in 31 provinces/provincial municipalities through January 29th, 2020."

Clinical characteristics of 2019 novel coronavirus infection in China | medRxiv

The study published on February 09, 2020 found clearly, as follows:

"Conclusions: The 2019-nCoV epidemic spreads rapidly by human-to-human transmission. Normal radiologic findings are present among some patients with 2019-nCoV infection. "

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"These findings echo the latest reports, including the outbreak of a family cluster,4 transmission from an asymptomatic patient,6 and the three-phase outbreak patterns.8 Our study cannot preclude the presence of patients who have been termed “super-spreaders.”"

(The entire article can be found republished in the New England Journal of Medicine.)

Trump was downplaying the Coronavirus in late February after 15 people in California had tested positive for COVID-19. On February 26, 2020, Trump claimed that the risk of infection for Americans was very low. (Click here: YouTube)

Over 10,000 positives later, Trump's lapdog Hannity put together a narrative that Trump's earlier downplays were the result of misinformation from a Chinese Cover-up.

However, by February 26, 2020, anybody with half-a-brain could "read the tea leaves" from the February 09, 2020 study that the risk of infection to more Americans was very high. Yet, by February 26, 2020, Dummy Trump was still claiming that the risk was very low and leaving the baton with empty-shell Mike Pence to keep an eye on things.

Bottom line: Total incompetence. If this does not go down in history as one of the great examples of presidential fuck ups, nothing the hell does.
 

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Pretty sure I also stated back in January that the role of a leader is to remain calm and play down the sevarity of something to prevent mass hysteria that can quickly devolve into chaos. Imagine the TP thing, but with everything. This is neither neglegence or stupidity, its common sense. Just like you don't tell your kids they might die in certain situations. Because the realization will make them panic.

Also, there was no stopping the virus once it was already here. Its been unanimously a problem regardless of response time across the globe in countries with constant travel. Population density and social cohesion were the driving points behind it. There was neither time, nor means to react fast enough to prevent it. China also did infact, skew the data way before it came to the states. They were skewing it for their own public. China doesn't care, and wants USA to fail. So it isnt far fetched to assume dirty communication.

And no, data and information about the virus was largely an unknown, and STILL and unknown to this day. Then the very nature of the virus makes response complicated with asymptomatic carriers. This means models were all inaccurate, and the response could not handle it regardless of how well it was done.

94% of covid death patients all had underlying conditions that contributed more to their deaths. So it is fair to say "most people are safe". Just because Trump didn't openly express sevarity tobthe public to prevent panic, does not mean he didn't know it was severe.

This whole article is an emotional argument that ignores the facts because people died so he has to be wrong and orange man bad.
 
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